Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Bioethics and Medical Ethics Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

1,800 Full-Text Articles 1,676 Authors 292,682 Downloads 106 Institutions

All Articles in Bioethics and Medical Ethics

Faceted Search

1,800 full-text articles. Page 1 of 46.

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: Socially Constructing A Good Death, Erin E. Mauck 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: Socially Constructing A Good Death, Erin E. Mauck

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As aid-in-dying legislation expands across the United States, this study examines the dynamics influencing participation in Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. In addition to data from secondary sources, this thesis analyzes field research data collected in Oregon, including 14 in-depth interviews with volunteers and employees of two advocacy organizations at the center of legalized physician-assisted death. Themes emerged including the conditions that motivate participation, the importance of both personal and professional autonomy, the significance of a good death, and the growth of open dialogues about end of life choices. This thesis concludes with a discussion of the impact Death ...


Advocating For Our Patients Using Clinical Research, Brandon Baker 2016 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Advocating For Our Patients Using Clinical Research, Brandon Baker

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

This reflection is about experiences trying to relate medical research evidence to actual patient care. This piece talks about shared decision-making about screening mammography.


Hospitals Rationing Drugs Behind Closed Doors: A Civil Rights Issue, Wendy F. Hensel, Leslie E. Wolf 2016 Georgia State University College of Law

Hospitals Rationing Drugs Behind Closed Doors: A Civil Rights Issue, Wendy F. Hensel, Leslie E. Wolf

Leslie E. Wolf

No abstract provided.


The Euthanasia Debate: International Experience And Canadian Policy Proposals, Lorna M. Fratschko 2016 The University of Western Ontario

The Euthanasia Debate: International Experience And Canadian Policy Proposals, Lorna M. Fratschko

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines the problematic prospect of the introduction of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide into Canadian society. The thesis argues that euthanasia is too simplistic an approach to address the complexities of end of life issues. The policy proposal under active discussion is profoundly mistaken. The language of euthanasia is examined in relation to the choice of words used, drawing attention to how words, when used loosely, can distort reality in this matter. Historical experience from other jurisdictions is presented to provide a context for this discussion. A "slippery slope" argument emerges via the claim that, in practice and in ...


Conversations With Veterinary Students: Attitudes, Ethics, And Animals, Harold A. Herzog, Tamara L. Vore, John C. New Jr. 2016 Western Carolina University

Conversations With Veterinary Students: Attitudes, Ethics, And Animals, Harold A. Herzog, Tamara L. Vore, John C. New Jr.

Harold Herzog

Interviews were conducted with 24 graduating veterinary students to examine (a) changes in their attitudes toward animals; (b) the types of experiences and procedures that they found personally distressing; (c) their perceptions of the most important ethical issues that they will face in private practice; and (d) their responses to euthanizing animals. Students’ responses differed considerably. For example, about half of the students claimed that they were not affected by euthanasia, but another 25% still were struggling with this aspect of their professional role. Rationalization was a common mechanism by which the students attempted to deal with stressful experiences. It ...


Commentary: Filling The Empathy Gap, Peter G. Holub 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Commentary: Filling The Empathy Gap, Peter G. Holub

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Some health professionals save lives; however, all health professionals have the power to save humanity. By saving humanity, I mean restoring mankind’s humaneness, which is the capacity to act with benevolence and compassion towards each other. The daily news, which is rarely new anymore, is all about war, terrorism, migrant crises, human trafficking, child abuse, mass shootings, and stories that reflect mankind’s inability to get along with each other and the planet. The remedy for our ailing humanity is right under our noses.


Under The Needle: Ergonomic Issues With Lethal Injection Protocols, Gabriella Hancock 2016 University of Central Florida

Under The Needle: Ergonomic Issues With Lethal Injection Protocols, Gabriella Hancock

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

The institution of capital punishment represents one of the most contentious issues affecting societies today; and while the practice is only implemented in 58 countries, the controversy affects the world at large as over 60% of the human population lives in nations that condone the death penalty (Hali, 2015). In the United States, people who support capital punishment believe the practice to be an effective crime deterrent for potential criminals and therefore a prospective protective measure for law abiding citizens. Moreover, advocates defend their position by forwarding the argument that executions are ‘humane’; that use of lethal injection ensures that ...


Primary Care Physicians' Willingness To Disclose Oncology Errors Involving Multiple Providers To Patients, Kathleen Mazor, Douglas Roblin, Sarah Greene, Hassan Fouayzi, Thomas Gallagher 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Primary Care Physicians' Willingness To Disclose Oncology Errors Involving Multiple Providers To Patients, Kathleen Mazor, Douglas Roblin, Sarah Greene, Hassan Fouayzi, Thomas Gallagher

Kathleen M. Mazor

BACKGROUND: Full disclosure of harmful errors to patients, including a statement of regret, an explanation, acceptance of responsibility and commitment to prevent recurrences is the current standard for physicians in the USA.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which primary care physicians' perceptions of event-level, physician-level and organisation-level factors influence intent to disclose a medical error in challenging situations.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey containing two hypothetical vignettes: (1) delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, and (2) care coordination breakdown causing a delayed response to patient symptoms. In both cases, multiple physicians shared responsibility for the error, and both involved oncology diagnoses.

SETTING ...


Human Personhood And Bioethics, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Human Personhood And Bioethics, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Common Sense Should Rule The Debate: Victims Of ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion Sure Look Like Babies, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Common Sense Should Rule The Debate: Victims Of ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion Sure Look Like Babies, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Care Or Slippery Slope?, Dennis Sullivan, Robert Reese, Ann McWilliams 2016 Cedarville University

Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Care Or Slippery Slope?, Dennis Sullivan, Robert Reese, Ann Mcwilliams

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Abortion And Personhood, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Abortion And Personhood, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Stem Cell Research: Medical Promise And Moral Perils, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Stem Cell Research: Medical Promise And Moral Perils, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Physician-Assisted Suicide, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Medical And Ethical Issues And Latter-Day Saints, Kevin Black 2016 Selected Works

Medical And Ethical Issues And Latter-Day Saints, Kevin Black

Kevin J. Black, MD

Handout for a lecture in the Washington University School of Medicine elective course “Major religious traditions and health care.” This document represents my personal views and does not necessarily represent the opinions of the University or of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Health Care Rights Of Conscience, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Health Care Rights Of Conscience, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Brain Death: New Ethical Controversies, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Brain Death: New Ethical Controversies, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Changing Horizons Of Stem Cell Research: New Ways Of Thinking About Embryos, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Changing Horizons Of Stem Cell Research: New Ways Of Thinking About Embryos, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Pharmacy Rights Of Conscience, Dennis Sullivan 2016 Cedarville University

Pharmacy Rights Of Conscience, Dennis Sullivan

Dennis M. Sullivan, M.D.

No abstract provided.


Equipping For End-Of-Life Ministry: A Panel Discussion On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Jeffrey Lewis 2016 Cedarville University

Equipping For End-Of-Life Ministry: A Panel Discussion On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey D. Lewis, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

No abstract provided.


Digital Commons powered by bepress