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Evidence-based ethics and the care of premature infants: The perspective of a clinician (HPI discussion paper)

Evidence-based ethics and the care of premature infants: The perspective of a clinician (HPI discussion paper)
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Can randomized trials of intensive care meet ethical standards? (Discussion paper)

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Dementia and Technology: A Discussion of the Practical and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Technology in Helping People with Dementia

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Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice (Studies in Social Medicine)

Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of  Social Justice (Studies in Social Medicine)
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The last several years have seen a sharpening of debate in the United States regarding the problem of steadily increasing medical expenditures, as well as inflation in health care costs, a scarcity of health care resources, and a lack of access for a growing number of people in the national health care system. Some observers suggest that we in fact face two crises: the crisis of scarce resources and the crisis of inadequate language in the discourse of ethics for framing a response. Laurie Zoloth offers a bold claim: to renew our chances of achieving social justice, she argues, we... [Read More]

Doctors’ Dilemmas: Discussion of Medical Ethics (Cell Books)

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A discussion of certain natural rights and duties of a physician

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The Real Issues Of Medical Ethics

Ever since the origin of the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics have been an issue of fascination and concern for society.

 

Although most of the medical ethics discussion nowadays seems to center around physician assisted suicide and abortion, these are just too narrow cases. Ethics in medicine are much broader than either of these issues, and there is some question about whether these are even the most important things.

It is important to look into because, as citizens of the 21st century, we are going to be faced with more perplexing questions about ethics in medicine than any other people the world has ever known.

For me, one of the most fascinating areas is bioethics healthcare. For the first time in history, medicine has the ability to screen and test for genetic diseases and, potentially, remove weaknesses and perceived weaknesses from the human species. This has some fascinating, wonderful, and terrifying implications.
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