Journal of Medical Ethics
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- Endocrine, Jstor, Csh, Aacr, CSA, BMJ Group, Aaas, Rupress, Ovid from 2000, Nephrology, BMJ, Gale, Proquest, Ama, and Highwire from 1975
Sexual dimorphism and human enhancement.
Robert Sparrow argues that because of women's longer life expectancy philosophers who advocate the genetic modification of human beings to enhance welfare rather than merely supply therapy are committed to favouring the selection of only female embryos, an implication he deems sufficiently implausib...
When they believe in miracles.
Brierley et al argue that in cases where it is medically futile to continue providing life-sustaining therapies to children in intensive care, medical professionals should be allowed to withdraw such therapies, even when the parents of these children believe that there is a chance of a miracle cure...
Embryo loss and double effect.
We can distinguish between in vivo embryo loss and the in vitro embryo loss of stem cell research by appealing to the doctrine of double effect. I argue that this challenge fails to show that in vivo embryo loss is a mere unintended side effect while in vitro embryo loss is an intended means and tha...
Can phase I cancer research studies in children be justified on ethical grounds?
Abortion, infanticide and allowing babies to die, 40 years on.
Dotting the I's and crossing the T's: autonomy and/or beneficence? The 'fetus as a patient' in maternal-fetal surgery.
We reconstruct the argumentative structure of their framework and present an internal criticism. First, we analyse the justificatory arguments put forward by the authors regarding the moral status of the fetus qua patient. Second, we discuss the internal coherence and consistency of the moral obliga...
Reporting of patient consent in healthcare cluster randomised trials is associated with the type of study interventions and publication char...
Cluster randomised trial (CRT) investigators face challenges in seeking informed consent from individual patients (cluster members). This study examined associations between reporting of patient consent in healthcare CRTs and characteristics of these trials. Consent practices and study characteristi...
Killing versus totally disabling: a reply to critics.
Imposing options on people in poverty: the harm of a live donor organ market
We truly care about people in poverty, we should allow them to sell their organs. The argument is that if poor vendors would have voluntarily decided to sell their organs in a free market, then prohibiting them from selling makes them even worse off, at least from their own perspective, and that it...
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