Hastings Center Report

Hastings Center Report
Volume 35, Number 6, November-December 2005

CONTENTS

From the Editor

Another Voice

    Truog, Robert D.
  • Organ Donation without Brain Death?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brain death.
    • Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Letters

  • Letters
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lauritzen, Paul. Stem cells, biotechnology, and human rights: implications for a posthuman future.
    • Baker, Robert, 1937- Getting agreement: how bioethics got started.
    • Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Bioethics -- History.

In Practice

    Siegel, Marc (Marc K.)
  • What Doctors Fear Most
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    Subject Headings:
    • Physicians -- Health and hygiene.
    • Physician and patient.

At Law

    Dresser, Rebecca.
  • Professionals, Conformity, and Conscience
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pharmacists -- Professional ethics.
    • Medical ethics.

Policy & Politics

    Asch, Adrienne.
  • Big Tent Bioethics: Toward an Inclusive and Reasonable Bioethics
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bioethics -- Philosophy.

Case Study

    Bramstedt, Katrina A.
    Macauley, Robert.
  • A Case of Deception?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Physician and patient.
    • Medical ethics.

Essays

    Robert, Jason Scott.
    Baylis, Françoise, 1961-
  • Stem Cell Politics: The NAS Prohibitions Pack More Bark than Bite
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    Subject Headings:
    • National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research.
    • Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy.
    • Embryonic stem cells -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    Johnston, Josephine.
  • Stem Cell Protocols: The NAS Guidelines Are a Useful Start
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    Subject Headings:
    • National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research.
    • Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy.
    • Embryonic stem cells -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    McHenry, Leemon B., 1950-
  • On the Origin of Great Ideas: Science in the Age of Big Pharma
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    Subject Headings:
    • Medicine -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Medical writing -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Pharmaceutical industry -- Corrupt practices.
    Chiong, Winston.
  • Brain Death without Definitions
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brian death.
    Abstract:
      Most of the world now accepts the idea, first proposed four decades ago, that death means "brain death." But the idea has always been open to criticism because it doesn't square with all of our intuitions about death. In fact, none of the possible definitions of death quite works. Death, perhaps surprisingly, eludes definition, and "brain death" can be accepted only as a refinement of what is in fact a fuzzy concept.
    Prusak, Bernard G.
  • Rethinking "Liberal Eugenics": Reflections and Questions on Habermas on Bioethics
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    Subject Headings:
    • Habermas, Jürgen. Zukunft der menschlichen Natur.
    • Agar, Nicholas. Liberal eugenics.
    • Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Eugenics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    • Bioethics.
    Abstract:
      In the new "liberal eugenics," children could be genetically improved as long as the enhancements let children choose from among a wide range of ways to live their lives. The German political philosopher Jürgen Habermas has opened a debate with the proponents of this view. Habermas suggests that a person could not really regard her life as her own if she lived with a body that somebody else had, without asking her opinion, "enhanced" for her.

2005 Index

  • Index: Hastings Center Report Volume 35, 2005
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hastings Center report -- Indexes.

2005 Manuscript Reviewers

Contributors

Field Notes

Perspective

    Sharpe, Virginia A. (Virginia Ashby), 1959-
  • Privacy and Security for Electronic Health Records
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    Subject Headings:
    • Medical records -- Data processing.
    • Medical records -- Access control.



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