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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • AIDS 

      Iosco, Robert C. (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1988-04-00)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Animals in Research and Education: Ethical Issues 

      Bishop, Laura Jane (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2001-03)
      Scientific inquiry is inexorably tied to animal experimentation in the popular imagination and human history. Many, if not most, of the spectacular innovations in the medical understanding and treatment of today’s human ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Basic Resources in Bioethics: 1996-1999 

      Bishop, Laura Jane; Darragh, Martina; Goldstein, Doris Mueller (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2005-12)
      The staff of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL) can think of no better way to prepare for a twenty-first century full of insightful bioethics texts than by compiling the following bibliography ...
    • Bioethics and Cloning, Part 1 

      Bishop, Laura Jane; Poland, Susan (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2002-09)
      “Clone” is a collective noun (I, Stewart 1997, p. 771). A collective noun names a group and is composed of individual members, such as “herd” or “flock.” Derived from the Greek klôn for twig or slip, “clone” was first ...
    • Bioethics and Cloning, Part 2 

      Bishop, Laura Jane; Poland, Susan (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2002-12)
      “Clone” is a collective noun (I, Stewart 1997, p. 771). A collective noun names a group and is composed of individual members, such as “herd” or “flock.” Derived from the Greek klôn for twig or slip, “clone” was first used ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bioethics Commissions: Town Meetings with a "Blue, Blue Ribbon" 

      Poland, Susan (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1998-05)
      Town meetings are characteristic of New England. In theory, a quorum of registered voters in a small municipality meets annually to decide local public policy. In fact, special interests and the town bureaucracy control ...
    • Bioethics Consultation 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1994-01)
      In Ethics Consultation in Health Care, editors John Fletcher, Norman Quist, and Albert R. Jonsen (I, 1989) define ethics consultation as “the provision of specialized help in identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical ...
    • Bioethics Resources on the Web 

      Staff of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2009-09)
      Once described as an enormous used book store with volumes stacked on shelves and tables and overflowing onto the floor (Pool, Robert. 1994. Turning an Info-Glut into a Library. Science 266 (7 October): 20-22, p. 20), ...
    • Bioethics, Biolaw, and Western Legal Heritage 

      Poland, Susan (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2005-06)
      Bioethics and biolaw are two philosophical approaches that address social tension and conflict caused by emerging bioscientific and biomedical research and application. Both reflect their respective, yet different, heritages ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Eugenics 

      McCarrick, Pat Milmoe; Coutts, Mary Carrington (Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 2006-05)
      The word eugenics (from the Greek eugenes or "...good in stock, hereditarily endowed with noble qualities") was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton in his Inquiries into the Human Faculty. An Englishman and cousin of ...

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