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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815488/exploring-vaccine-hesitancy-through-an-artist-scientist-collaboration-visualizing-vaccine-critical-parents-health-beliefs
#1
Kaisu Koski, Johan Holst
This project explores vaccine hesitancy through an artist-scientist collaboration. It aims to create better understanding of vaccine hesitant parents' health beliefs and how these influence their vaccine-critical decisions. The project interviews vaccine-hesitant parents in the Netherlands and Finland and develops experimental visual-narrative means to analyse the interview data. Vaccine-hesitant parents' health beliefs are, in this study, expressed through stories, and they are paralleled with so-called illness narratives...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815468/a-feminist-critique-of-justifications-for-sex-selection
#2
Tereza Hendl
This paper examines dominant arguments advocating for the procreative right to undergo sex selection for social reasons, based on gender preference. I present four of the most recognized and common justifications for sex selection: the argument from natural sex selection, the argument from procreative autonomy, the argument from family balancing, and the argument from children's well-being. Together these represent the various means by which scholars aim to defend access to sex selection for social reasons as a legitimate procreative choice...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815434/measles-vaccination-is-best-for-children-the-argument-for-relying-on-herd-immunity-fails
#3
Johan Christiaan Bester
This article examines an argument which may negatively influence measles vaccination uptake. According to the argument, an individual child in a highly vaccinated society may be better off by being non-vaccinated; the child does not risk vaccine adverse effects and is protected against measles through herd immunity. Firstly, the conclusion of the argument is challenged by showing that herd immunity's protection is unreliable and inferior to vaccination. Secondly, the logic of the argument is challenged by showing that the argument is inherently self-defeating and therefore logically inconsistent...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815385/stretching-the-boundaries-of-parental-responsibility-and-new-legal-guidelines-for-determination-of-brain-death
#4
Bernadette Richards, Thaddeus Mason Pope
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815381/a-virtuous-death-organ-donation-and-eudaimonia
#5
EDITORIAL
David M Shaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815379/a-450-year-old-turkish-poem-art-as-a-qualitative-investigation-tool-buddhist-deathways-karma-and-eudaimonia-in-death-and-organ-donation-the-wonders-of-truly-diverse-bioethical-inquiry
#6
EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721607/access-to-high-cost-cancer-medicines-through-the-lens-of-an-australian-senate-inquiry-defining-the-goods-at-stake
#7
Narcyz Ghinea, Miles Little, Wendy Lipworth
Cancer is a major burden on populations and health systems internationally. The development of innovative cancer medicines is seen as a significant part of the solution. These new cancer medicines are, however, expensive, leading to limited or delayed access and disagreements among stakeholders about which medicines to fund. There is no obvious resolution to these disagreements, with stakeholders holding firmly to divergent positions. Access to cancer medicines was recently explored in Australia in a Senate Inquiry into the Availability of New, Innovative, and Specialist Cancer Drugs in Australia...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634770/medical-negligence-determinations-the-right-to-try-and-expanded-access-to-innovative-treatments
#8
Denise Meyerson
This article considers the issue of expanded access to innovative treatments in the context of recent legislative initiatives in the United Kingdom and the United States. In the United Kingdom, the supporters of legislative change argued that the common law principles governing medical negligence are a barrier to innovation. In an attempt to remove this perceived impediment, two bills proposed that innovating doctors sued for negligence should be able to rely in their defence on the fact that their decision to innovate was "responsible...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634769/decision-making-capacity-and-unusual-beliefs-two-contentious-cases-australasian-association-of-bioethics-and-health-law-john-mcphee-law-student-essay-prize-2016
#9
Brent Hyslop
Decision-making capacity is a vital concept in law, ethics, and clinical practice. Two legal cases where capacity literally had life and death significance are NHS Trust v Ms T [2004] and Kings College Hospital v C [2015]. These cases share another feature: unusual beliefs. This essay will critically assess the concept of capacity, particularly in relation to the unusual beliefs in these cases. Firstly, the interface between capacity and unusual beliefs will be examined. This will show that the "using and weighing of information" is the pivotal element in assessment...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634768/futile-treatment-a-review
#10
Lenko Šarić, Ivana Prkić, Marko Jukić
The main goal of intensive care medicine is helping patients survive acute threats to their lives, while preserving and restoring life quality. Because of medical advancements, it is now possible to sustain life to an extent that would previously have been difficult to imagine. However, the goals of medicine are not to preserve organ function or physiological activity but to treat and improve the health of a person as a whole. When dealing with medical futilities, physicians and other members of the care team should be aware of some ethical principles...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634767/including-people-with-dementia-in-research-an-analysis-of-australian-ethical-and-legal-rules-and-recommendations-for-reform
#11
Nola M Ries, Katie A Thompson, Michael Lowe
Research is crucial to advancing knowledge about dementia, yet the burden of the disease currently outpaces research activity. Research often excludes people with dementia and other cognitive impairments because researchers and ethics committees are concerned about issues related to capacity, consent, and substitute decision-making. In Australia, participation in research by people with cognitive impairment is governed by a national ethics statement and a patchwork of state and territorial laws that have widely varying rules...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634766/political-minimalism-and-social-debates-the-case-of-human-enhancement-technologies
#12
Javier Rodríguez-Alcázar
A faulty understanding of the relationship between morality and politics encumbers many contemporary debates on human enhancement. As a result, some ethical reflections on enhancement undervalue its social dimensions, while some social approaches to the topic lack normative import. In this essay, I use my own conception of the relationship between ethics and politics, which I call "political minimalism," in order to support and strengthen the existing social perspectives on human-enhancement technologies.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634765/a-450-year-old-turkish-poem-on-medical-ethics
#13
REVIEW
Halil Tekiner
The Ottoman physician-poet Nidai of Ankara (1509 to post-1567) studied medicine in Crimea and served as a court physician in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Selim II. Nidai marked the classical period of Ottoman medicine particularly with his acclaimed works and translations in Turkish, among which Manafi al-Nas (Benefits of People, 1566) became widely known. The final chapter of Manafi al-Nas also is known independently under the name Vasiyyetname (Last Will), which is a remarkable guide on medical ethics...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634764/are-wrongful-life-actions-threatening-the-value-of-human-life
#14
Vera Lúcia Raposo
Most courts around the world have been refusing wrongful life actions. The main argument invoked is that the supposed compensable injury cannot be classified as such, since life is always a blessing no matter how hard and painful it is.In opposition to mainstream scholars and the dominant case law, this article sustains that life must be distinguished from living conditions, the former being the real injury at stake, since some living conditions are so intolerable that in themselves they justify a compensation within wrongful life actions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555314/never-die-alone-death-and-birth-in-pure-land-buddhism-jonathan-watts-and-yoshiharu-tomatsu-editors-2008-jodo-shu-press-tokyo-978-4-883-63041-7-175-pp
#15
Ilana Maymind
This is a review of a collection of six essays. These essays, with the exception of one, are written by the followers of Shin Buddhism (Pure Land Buddhism). The last essay in this collection is written from the perspective of Theravada Buddhism rather than Mahayana Buddhism. This collection is a result of the initiative by Rev. Yoshiharu Tomatsu who, as a Buddhist priest, has acquired hands-on experience in dealing with grieving Temple members and became acutely aware of the discrepancy between a medical system and a ritualistic Buddhist system...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674762/erratum-to-bioethics-and-biopolitics-presents-and-futures-of-reproduction
#16
Silvia Camporesi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608055/sex-drugs-and-a-few-other-things
#17
EDITORIAL
Michael Ashby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608054/bioethics-and-biopolitics-presents-and-futures-of-reproduction
#18
Silvia Camporesi
This Bioethics and Biopolitics: Presents and Futures of Reproduction symposium draws together a series of articles that were each submitted independently by their authors to the JBI and which explore the biopower axis in the externalization of reproduction in four contexts: artificial gestation (ectogenesis), PGD for sex selection, women's (reproductive) rights, and testicular cryopreservation (TCCP). While one contribution explores a "future" of reproduction, the other three explore a "present," or better, explore different "presents...
June 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470503/stigma-and-self-stigma-in-addiction
#19
Steve Matthews, Robyn Dwyer, Anke Snoek
Addictions are commonly accompanied by a sense of shame or self-stigmatization. Self-stigmatization results from public stigmatization in a process leading to the internalization of the social opprobrium attaching to the negative stereotypes associated with addiction. We offer an account of how this process works in terms of a range of looping effects, and this leads to our main claim that for a significant range of cases public stigma figures in the social construction of addiction. This rests on a social constructivist account in which those affected by public stigmatization internalize its norms...
June 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429203/regulating-the-new-a-consideration-of-crispr-and-approaches-to-professional-standards-of-practitioners-of-chinese-medicine-in-australia-and-accessing-the-ndis
#20
Barry R Furrow, Bernadette J Richards
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
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