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Dutch Euthanasia: Background, Practice, and Present Justifications
Dutch developments on euthanasia have drawn much attention over the years. Defenders and opponents have been telling very different stories about the practice of euthanasia and the frequency of cases, and the Dutch government ...
The Ethics of Letting Go
The Asbury Draft Policy on Ethical Use of Resources
Many doctors find themselves torn between two contradictory principles: to do the best for the individual patient and to be responsible for an overall budget that is insufficient for the best care for each individual ...
Exploring the Role of Religion in Medical Ethics
From time to time medical ethicists bemoan the loss of a religious perspective in medical ethics. The discipline had its origins in the thinking of explicitly religious thinkers such as Paul Ramsey and Joseph Fletcher. ...
An Apology for the Value of Human Lives
Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship and the Ethics Committee: Part One
Models of the doctor-patient relationship determine which value will predominate in the interaction of the parties. That value then significantly colors and even sometimes alters the nature of the ethical discussion. ...