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Expanding living kidney donation: ethical and policy considerations
In 1954 the first successful living donor kidney transplant was performed between identical twins. With the improvement in immunosuppression, ABO compatible friends, spouses and even strangers can now donate kidneys to ...
Physician accountability for torture: emerging standards for practice
Physicians are complicit with torture in many countries. They develop methods that leave no scars, keep prisoners alive who are not supposed to die, and falsify medical records and death certificates to conceal tortures. ...
Taking care of Muslim patients: spiritual, gender, & end-of-life issues in focus
This presentation will empower allied healthcare professionals, bioethicists, researchers and chaplains with enhanced literacy in the religious and moral dimensions of healthcare delivery. It will use empirical data and ...
The antibiotic era: historical and ethical reflections on seven decades of reform efforts
Today, as we increasingly turn our attention to antibiotic resistance and the possibility of a post-antibiotic era, it is important to consider the historical evolution of attempts to implement the "rational" use of ...
What makes research ethical?
Many believe that informed consent makes clinical research ethical. However, informed consent is neither necessary nor sufficient for ethical clinical research. Drawing on the basic philosophies underlying major codes, ...
Struggling to catch up: families, identities, and narrative care
Families perform many morally valuable functions for their own members, not the least of which is providing care when they are ill or injured. Hilde Lindemann, Ph.D., argues that a second family function -- that of sustaining ...