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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901597/the-limits-of-the-treatment-enhancement-distinction-as-a-guide-to-public-policy
#1
Alexandre Erler
Many believe that the treatment-enhancement distinction (TED) marks an important ethical boundary that we should use to shape public policy on biomedical interventions. A common justification for this purported normative force appeals to the idea that, whereas treatments respond to genuine medical needs, (most) enhancements can only satisfy mere preferences or "expensive tastes". This article offers a critique of that justification, while still accepting the TED as a conceptual tool, as well as some of the key ethical axioms endorsed by its proponents...
October 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781214/fifty-shades-of-belgian-gray-the-prevalence-of-bdsm-related-fantasies-and-activities-in-the-general-population
#2
Lien Holvoet, Wim Huys, Violette Coppens, Jantien Seeuws, Kris Goethals, Manuel Morrens
BACKGROUND: Bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism (BDSM) is gaining popularity through the mainstream media. Nevertheless, very little is known about the prevalence of BDSM-related fantasies and activities in the general population. AIM: To determine the prevalence of BDSM fantasies and behavioral involvement in four different age groups of the general population in Belgium. METHODS: By use of a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, the level of interest in several BDSM-related activities was investigated in a sample representative of the general Belgian population (N = 1,027)...
September 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737082/myth-manners-and-medical-ritual-defensive-medicine-and-the-fetish-of-antibiotics
#3
Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Alexandra F Gibson, Jeffrey J Post, Jennifer Broom
Given the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance, the continued misuse of antibiotics is perplexing, particularly despite persistent attempts to curb usage. This issue extends beyond traditional "wastage" areas, of livestock and community medicine, to hospitals, raising questions regarding the current principles of hospital practice. Drawing on five focus group discussions, we explore why doctors act in the ways they do regarding antibiotics, revealing how practices are done, justified, and perpetuated. We posit that antibiotic misuse is better understood in terms of social relations of fear, survival and a desire for autonomy; everyday rituals, performances, and forms of professional etiquette; and the mixed obligations evident in the health sector...
July 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721512/beyond-the-institutionalized-fetish-of-the-neurosciences-taking-brain-seriously
#4
Jaan Valsiner
In their book Kritik der Neuropsychologie (Giessen: Psychosozial Verlag, 2016, 123 pp. ISBN 978-3-8379-2563-0), Hans Werbik and Gerhard Benetka provide a thorough analysis of the modus operandi of our contemporary neurosciences and their success in promising the public and funding institutions great breakthroughs in understanding the human mind through the study of the brain. As the authors prove such promises are inadequate given the qualities of the human psyche that cannot be reduced to the complex mechanisms of the activation of brain circuits because there cannot be isomorphism between the brain and the ongoing dynamic relating of the mind with the flow of subjective experiencing...
July 18, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397550/the-pillar-of-metropolitan-greatness-the-long-making-of-archeological-objects-in-paris-1711-2001
#5
Stéphane Van Damme
Over three centuries after the 1711 discovery in the choir of Notre-Dame in Paris of a square-section stone bas-relief (the Pillar of the Boatmen) with depictions of several deities, both Gaulish and Roman, the blocks comprising it were analyzed as a symbol of Parisian power, if not autonomy, vis-à-vis the Roman Empire. Variously considered as local, national, or imperial representations, the blocks were a constant object of admiration, interrogation, and speculation among antiquarians of the Republic of Letters...
April 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340946/fifty-shades-of-stigma-exploring-the-health-care-experiences-of-kink-oriented-patients
#6
Jessica F Waldura, Ishika Arora, Anna M Randall, John Paul Farala, Richard A Sprott
INTRODUCTION: The term kink describes sexual behaviors and identities encompassing bondage, discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism (collectively known as BDSM) and sexual fetishism. Individuals who engage in kink could be at risk for health complications because of their sexual behaviors, and they could be vulnerable to stigma in the health care setting. However, although previous research has addressed experiences in mental health care, very little research has detailed the medical care experiences of kink-oriented patients...
December 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210933/proposals-for-paraphilic-disorders-in-the-international-classification-of-diseases-and-related-health-problems-eleventh-revision-icd-11
#7
Richard B Krueger, Geoffrey M Reed, Michael B First, Adele Marais, Eszter Kismodi, Peer Briken
The World Health Organization is currently developing the 11th revision of the International Classifications of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), with approval of the ICD-11 by the World Health Assembly anticipated in 2018. The Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health (WGSDSH) was created and charged with reviewing and making recommendations for categories related to sexuality that are contained in the chapter of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in ICD-10 (World Health Organization 1992a)...
July 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112611/irrational-exuberance-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-as-fetish
#8
Philip M Rosoff, Lawrence J Schneiderman
The Institute of Medicine and the American Heart Association have issued a "call to action" to expand the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Widespread advertising campaigns have been created to encourage more members of the lay public to undergo training in the technique of closed-chest compression-only CPR, based upon extolling the virtues of rapid initiation of resuscitation, untempered by information about the often distressing outcomes, and hailing the "improved" results when nonprofessional bystanders are involved...
February 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112603/making-a-fetish-of-cpr-is-not-in-the-patient-s-best-interest
#9
John J Paris, M Patrick Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112602/response-to-open-peer-commentaries-on-irrational-exuberance-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-as-fetish
#10
Philip M Rosoff, Lawrence J Schneiderman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994834/lady-with-erotic-preference-for-diapers
#11
Zack Cernovsky, Yves Bureau
A patient in her 20s was referred to us for psychological assessment due to her depression and suicide attempts. She mentioned being anorgasmic except when diapered and emphasized her erotic preference for diapers. Her childhood included maternal deprivation in an impecunious family headed by an irritable physically disabled father on social assistance. Given the maternal deprivation in childhood, her erotic fixation on diapers parallels the emotional attachment to diapers observed by Harlow in mother deprived infant monkeys...
November 23, 2016: Mental Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882477/sexual-fantasy-and-masturbation-among-asexual-individuals-an-in-depth-exploration
#12
Morag A Yule, Lori A Brotto, Boris B Gorzalka
Human asexuality is generally defined as a lack of sexual attraction. We used online questionnaires to investigate reasons for masturbation, and explored and compared the contents of sexual fantasies of asexual individuals (identified using the Asexual Identification Scale) with those of sexual individuals. A total of 351 asexual participants (292 women, 59 men) and 388 sexual participants (221 women, 167 men) participated. Asexual women were significantly less likely to masturbate than sexual women, sexual men, and asexual men...
January 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649830/the-challenge-of-defining-success-in-bioethics-humanist-wing
#13
Paul Lauritzen
In "Reason and the Republic of Opinion," Leon Wieseltier bemoaned an age that reduces reason to utilitarian calculation and requires almost ritual genuflection before the altar of numbers. The spirit of this age is at work in the field of bioethics where, as Debra Mathews and colleagues point out in "A Conceptual Model for the Translation of Bioethics Research and Scholarship," researchers and scholars are increasingly "being asked to demonstrate and also forecast the value and impact of their work." Despite the reductionism that typically accompanies the movements imbued with this spirit, the concern for accountability that stands behind the call for measuring success is legitimate...
September 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570436/fetishizing-the-health-sciences-queer-theory-as-an-intervention
#14
Tyler M Argüello
Queer theory often falls impotent in its palatability across disciplinary lines. I offer a conceptual paper that interrogates the disease and divide when considering queer theory in and for the health sciences. In so doing, I look to foster a process of making queer theory more tenable to applied practice - and to make practice in social work, at least, more queer. The exemplar of HIV is deconstructed as a preeminent discourse and health disparity. In the end, it is argued that queer theory may be an essential intervention in the arsenal of the helping professions...
2016: Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340296/-excellence-and-exclusion-the-individual-costs-of-institutional-competitiveness
#15
Richard Watermeyer, Mark Olssen
A performance-based funding system like the United Kingdom's 'Research Excellence Framework' (REF) symbolizes the re-rationalization of higher education according to neoliberal ideology and New Public Management technologies. The REF is also significant for disclosing the kinds of behaviour that characterize universities' response to government demands for research auditability. In this paper, we consider the casualties of what Henry Giroux (2014) calls "neoliberalism's war on higher education" or more precisely the deleterious consequences of non-participation in the REF...
2016: Minerva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27280206/nordic-noir-fact-fiction-fetish-fantasy
#16
Dinesh Bhugra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27255935/fetishes-and-factishes-durkheim-and-latour
#17
Bjørn Schiermer
This paper defends the concept of 'fetishism' as an explanatory parameter in sociological theorizing on Durkheimian grounds, while at the same time paying due attention to important insights regarding the role of objects in social life, originating from Actor-Network Theory (ANT). It critically assesses the current critique of the concept of fetishism propagated by ANT protagonist Bruno Latour. Latour and suggests a compromise between these two 'schools'. First, to place the paper firmly in context, I analyse some examples of modern fetishism and outline the themes of the ensuing discussion...
September 2016: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180212/characteristics-of-paraphilics-in-turkey-a-retrospective-study-20years
#18
Şafak Taktak, Ebru Yılmaz, Oguz Karamustafalıoglu, Ayla Ünsal
OBJECTIVE: This study is carried out to research the frequency of occurrence and the characteristics of paraphilic cases in Turkey and forensic aspects of them and to explain forensic psychiatric studies of people show paraphilic actions and assess them from legal aspects. METHOD: This research is done by studying a total of 101,208 cases who were sent to Istanbul Forensic Medicine Institute (FMI) by the judicial organs of 4th Specialization Board between 1984 and 2004 to decide whether they show paraphilic actions or not...
September 2016: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122434/somnophilia-and-sexual-abuse-using-vaginal-administration-of-triazolam
#19
Hannu Lauerma
Somnophilia is a rare paraphilia, a form of sexual fetishism which is characterized by the desire to have sex with an unconscious human object who is unable to respond. To the author's knowledge, this is the first case study concerning somnophilic sexual abuse associated with vaginal administration of triazolam. The perpetrator video-recorded his sexual acts with two unconscious female victims with whom he also had normal sexual intercourse and who were unaware of his paraphilic activities. His Internet conversations with other persons whom he thought to be interested in somnophilic sex and his plans to kidnap a child were recorded by the police...
May 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26941021/the-prevalence-of-paraphilic-interests-and-behaviors-in-the-general-population-a-provincial-survey
#20
Christian C Joyal, Julie Carpentier
Paraphilic sexual interests are defined as unusual or anomalous, but their actual occurrence in nonclinical samples is still unknown. This study looked at desire for and experience of paraphilic behaviors in a sample of adult men and women in the general population. A secondary goal was to compare the results of two survey modes-traditional landline telephone versus online. A total of 1,040 persons classified according to age, gender, education, ethnic background, religious beliefs, area of residency, and corresponding to the norm for the province of Quebec were interviewed...
February 2017: Journal of Sex Research
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