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    • Dangerousness: Prediction and Legal Status 

      Mistichelli, Judith (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1982-09)
      The verdict in the trial of John Hinckley has generated renewed controversy over the relationship between justice and punishment as it exists in the context of mental illness. Five major issues dominate discussions of ...
    • Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) 

      Mistichelli, Judith (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1984-06)
      On October 1, 1983, Medicare’s new Prospective Payment System (PPS) became effective for 1500 of the nation’s hospitals. By September 1984, 3700 additional hospitals will be subject to the legislation. According to this ...
    • Baby Fae/Cross Species Organ Transplantation (Xenografting) 

      Mistichelli, Judith (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1985-01)
      On October 26, 1984, Dr. Leonard L. Bailey and his associates at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California implanted a heart from a seven- month-old baboon in a human infant born with hypoplastic left ...
    • Surrogate Motherhood 

      Meinke, Sue A. (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1988-01)
      (SCOPE NOTE 6, "Surrogate Motherhood: Ethical and Legal Issues,” written in August 1984 has been revised and updated, since much new material is available. The highly publicized Baby M case renewed public interest in ...
    • AIDS 

      Iosco, Robert C. (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1988-04-00)
    • Bioethics Audiovisuals 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1988-09)
      Visual aids to stimulate discussion and enhance lectures have long been a popular supplement for education. Classic medical ethics films made in the early 1970’s survive as strong teaching tools used by ethicists, medical ...
    • In Vitro Fertilization 

      Coutts, Mary Carrington (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1988-12)
      It has been ten years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby, generated in England with the assistance of Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. It is estimated that by the end of 1988, ...
    • Neonatal Intensive Care 

      Mackler, Aaron L. (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1989-05)
      Developments in neonatal intensive care over the past 25 years have led to dramatic decreases in infant mortality, to treatments for physical and mental conditions, and to improvement in the quality of life for the infants ...
    • Anencephalic Infants as Potential Organ Sources 

      Meinke, Sue A. (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1989-06)
      “Baby Gabrielle,” born October 12, 1987, with a fatal condition diagnosed prenatally as anencephaly, was brought to the Children’s Hospital in London, where she was placed on a respirator. Her parents had asked that she ...
    • The Aged and Resource Allocation 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1990-01)
      Two different sets of statistics are increasingly linked in the literature about health care resources in the United States: the demographic aging of the American population and the steadily rising cost of health ...
    • Maternal-Fetal Conflict 

      Coutts, Mary Carrington (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1990-08-00)
    • AIDS (with 1991 update) 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1991-07)
      (Scope Note 8, AIDS: Law, Ethics and Public Policy, was published in April 1988. This updated bibliography was prepared at the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRC), and first appeared in RSR: Reference ...
    • Basic Resources in Bioethics 

      Staff of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1991-09)
      The works chosen for Basic Resources in Bioethics were selected from the collection of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature. Many persons who are interested in medical ethics and biomedical research have ...
    • Teaching Ethics in the Health Care Setting 

      Coutts, Mary Carrington (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1991-09)
      The last twenty years have brought important changes to health care and health care education. and students alike face an enormous number of new fields of study and new medical technologies. Health care professionals and ...
    • Withholding or Withdrawing Nutrition or Hydration 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1992-01)
      (Scope Note 7, first published in November 1986, was last revised in 1988. Material published in the past few years has been added to this update.) Current medical technologies allow more people than ever before to survive ...
    • Active Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1992-03)
      Although the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research in its 1983 report, Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment, described the words and terms ...
    • Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1992-04)
      (Scope Note 2 has been revised and updated to reflect new material on advance directives.) Medical technology can sustain indefinitely the vital functions of some people who are terminally ill or who exist in a persistent ...
    • Nursing Ethics 

      Goldstein, Doris Mueller (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1992-06)
      The ethics of nursing is emerging as a discipline distinct from bioethics or medical ethics. Although these areas have many concerns in common, nurses are demonstrating that their perspective can make a unique contribution ...
    • Ethics Committees in Hospitals 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1992-09)
      (Literature about hospital ethics committees has grown enormously since Scope Note 3 first appeared. This update provides new information about resources and documents now available while continuing include important ...
    • A Right to Health Care (with 2008 appendix) 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1993-01)
      Although not legally established, the idea that every American has a right to some level of health care has gained wide acceptance (III, Veatch and Branson 1976; IV, Buchanan 1983; III, Bole and Bondeson 1991). Support ...

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