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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771249/-new-italian-law-about-end-of-life-self-determination-and-shared-care-pathway
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Rosagemma Ciliberti, Matteo Gulino, Ilaria Gorini
The Italian Parliament has recently approved the Law n. 219/2017 concerning "Rules on informed consent and advance directives". The manuscript points out the main key points of the new law, in order to clarify the role of the advance directives and to provide clear operational guidelines for healthcare personnel. Taking into consideration the Italian deontological and juridical context, along with the main jurisprudential judgements, the law has been analysed. The Authors discussed the new rules and the bioethical issues also in relation to the provisions stated by the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Convention of Oviedo)...
May 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753536/wasp-write-a-scientific-paper-doctors-in-star-trek-correctly-compassionate-caring-kantian-zampolit
#2
Victor Grech, Elizabeth Grech, Jason T Eberl
Doctors in Star Trek are vital and central characters, often crucial in helping their captains to reach command decisions. They are also interdisciplinarians, performing not only medical tasks but also any form of work related to all fields of biology. Furthermore, these doctors also carry out any required research that pertains to the biological sciences. It is perhaps this unique blend of skills, combined with a fundamental orientation towards humanism and compassion, that leads to their default position, de facto, if not de jure, as the crew's ethics officers, a role that they embrace with as much dedication and zeal as the former Soviet communist political officers/commissars (the Zampolit) did theirs...
May 9, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667482/hot-utilitarianism-and-cold-deontology-insights-from-a-response-patterns-approach-to-sacrificial-and-real-world-dilemmas
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Alejandro Rosas, Hugo Viciana, Esteban Caviedes, Alejandra Arciniegas
Research on moral judgment with moral dilemmas suggests that "utilitarian" responses (UR) to sacrificial high-conflict dilemmas are due to decreased harm aversion, not only in individuals with clinical conditions, but also in healthy participants with high scores in antisocial personality traits. We investigated the patterns of responses to different dilemma types in healthy participants and present evidence that some URs to sacrificial dilemmas are morally motivated, as indicated by their empathic concern (EC) or primary psychopathy (PP) scores...
April 18, 2018: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561957/threats-to-bioethical-principles-in-medical-practice-in-brazil-new-medical-ethics-code-period
#4
G C L Gracindo, J H da Silva Gallo, R Nunes
We aimed to outline the profile of medical professionals in Brazil who have violated the deontological norms set forth in the ethics code of the profession, and whose cases were judged by the higher tribunal for medical ethics between 2010 and 2016. This survey was conducted using a database formed from professional ethics cases extracted from the plenary of the medical ethics tribunal of the Federal Council of Medicine. These were disciplinary ethics cases that were judged at appeal level between 2010 and 2016...
March 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515330/taxing-meat-taking-responsibility-for-one-s-contribution-to-antibiotic-resistance
#5
Alberto Giubilini, Patrick Birkl, Thomas Douglas, Julian Savulescu, Hannah Maslen
Antibiotic use in animal farming is one of the main drivers of antibiotic resistance both in animals and in humans. In this paper we propose that one feasible and fair way to address this problem is to tax animal products obtained with the use of antibiotics. We argue that such tax is supported both by (a) deontological arguments, which are based on the duty individuals have to compensate society for the antibiotic resistance to which they are contributing through consumption of animal products obtained with the use of antibiotics; and (b) a cost-benefit analysis of taxing such animal products and of using revenue from the tax to fund alternatives to use of antibiotics in animal farming...
April 2017: Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460499/implications-of-odera-oruka-s-ethics-of-consumerism-for-reducing-globesity
#6
Ademola Kazeem Fayemi
In this paper, I advance Odera Oruka's insights on the ethics of consumerism in order to draw relevant implications of his thoughts on rethinking the problem of obesity. I argue that Oruka's ethics of consumerism and his right to human minimum theory entail some salient ideas that might serve as a better ethical model for reducing the global obesity prevalence. Though Oruka's African moral philosophy is yet to receive universal attention it arguably deserves, the interests of the international and 'globesity' community would be better served learning from the contributions of an African moral theory to contemporary bioethical discourse on obesity...
February 20, 2018: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427238/opinion-paper-scientific-philosophical-and-legal-consideration-of-doping-in-sports
#7
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Massimo Negro, Natale Marzullo, Francesca Caso, Luca Calanni, Giuseppe D'Antona
The term doping is generally used to indicate practices based on the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) or the abuse of medical therapies. Mostly analysed by doctors and officials, doping nevertheless also requires a philosophical consideration to avoid being simplistically portrayed as an isolated practice. To do this, we need to pay attention to the contradictions and paradoxes in the modern approach to doping in sport. In this context, doping is not only relevant to the health of an individual involved in the violation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) criteria, but it actually represents a double-edged phenomenon containing ethical and legal points of view...
April 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424409/-does-therapeutic-privilege-have-a-place-in-modern-medicine
#8
Rodrigo R Salinas, Carlos Echeverría B, Anamaría Arriagada U, Alejandro Goic G, Carlos Quintana V, Alberto Rojas O, Alejandro Serani M, Paulina Taboada R, Ricardo Vacarezza Y
During the last years, bioethical discussion has highlighted the role of the patients' autonomy, being informed consent its particular expression, about decisions that they should make about their own health. The Hippocratic tradition, the deontological positions of the Geneva Declaration of the World Medical Association and numerous codes of ethics in various countries, require that the physician, above all, should ensure patients' health. In this context the discussion on pros and cons for the so-called "therapeutic privilege" are discussed...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406764/-doctor-patient-relationship-from-the-perspective-of-medical-students-portfolio
#9
Beatriz Girela Pérez, María Araceli Rodríguez Cano, Eloy Girela López
Doctor-patient relationship is of paramount importance for a good medical practice, however as long as medicine has been increasingly influenced by technology and science, it may be at risk of losing contact with basic human values of respect for the beliefs and preferences of the other person. In this study, we have analyzed the deontological vision of the physician-patient relationship perceived through clinical situations reflected in the portfolios carried out by 225 students of the 5th year of the Degree of Medicine at the University of Córdoba, during the courses 2014/15 and 2015/16...
January 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389208/effects-of-incidental-emotions-on-moral-dilemma-judgments-an-analysis-using-the-cni-model
#10
Bertram Gawronski, Paul Conway, Joel Armstrong, Rebecca Friesdorf, Mandy Hütter
Effects of incidental emotions on moral dilemma judgments have garnered interest because they demonstrate the context-dependent nature of moral decision-making. Six experiments (N = 727) investigated the effects of incidental happiness, sadness, and anger on responses in moral dilemmas that pit the consequences of a given action for the greater good (i.e., utilitarianism) against the consistency of that action with moral norms (i.e., deontology). Using the CNI model of moral decision-making, we further tested whether the three kinds of emotions shape moral dilemma judgments by influencing (a) sensitivity to consequences, (b) sensitivity to moral norms, or (c) general preference for inaction versus action regardless of consequences and moral norms (or some combination of the three)...
February 1, 2018: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389202/not-just-bad-actions-affective-concern-for-bad-outcomes-contributes-to-moral-condemnation-of-harm-in-moral-dilemmas
#11
Caleb J Reynolds, Paul Conway
Moral dilemmas typically entail directly causing harm (said to violate deontological ethics) to maximize overall outcomes (said to uphold utilitarian ethics). The dual process model suggests harm-rejection judgments derive from affective reactions to harm, whereas harm-acceptance judgments derive from cognitive evaluations of outcomes. Recently, Miller, Hannikainen, and Cushman (2014) argued that harm-rejection judgments primarily reflect self-focused-rather than other-focused-emotional responses, because only action aversion (self-focused reactions to the thought of causing harm), not outcome aversion (other-focused reactions to witnessing suffering), consistently predicted dilemma responses...
February 1, 2018: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326429/responsible-innovation-in-human-germline-gene-editing-background-document-to-the-recommendations-of-eshg-and-eshre
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Guido De Wert, Björn Heindryckx, Guido Pennings, Angus Clarke, Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter, Carla G van El, Francesca Forzano, Mariëtte Goddijn, Heidi C Howard, Dragica Radojkovic, Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag, Wybo Dondorp, Basil C Tarlatzis, Martina C Cornel
Technological developments in gene editing raise high expectations for clinical applications, including editing of the germline. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) together developed a Background document and Recommendations to inform and stimulate ongoing societal debates. This document provides the background to the Recommendations. Germline gene editing is currently not allowed in many countries. This makes clinical applications in these countries impossible now, even if germline gene editing would become safe and effective...
April 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324938/deontological-aspects-of-the-nursing-profession-understanding-the-code-of-ethics
#13
Terezinha Nunes da Silva, Maria Eliane Moreira Freire, Monica Ferreira de Vasconcelos, Sergio Vital da Silva Junior, Wilton José de Carvalho Silva, Patrícia da Silva Araújo, Allan Victor Assis Eloy
OBJECTIVE: to investigate nursing professionals' understanding concerning the Code of Ethics; to assess the relevance of the Code of Ethics of the nursing profession and its use in practice; to identify how problem-solving is performed when facing ethical dilemmas in professional practice. METHOD: exploratory descriptive study, conducted with 34 (thirty-four) nursing professionals from a teaching hospital in João Pessoa, PB - Brazil. RESULTS: four thematic categories emerged: conception of professional ethics in nursing practice; interpretations of ethics in the practice of care; use of the Code of Ethics in the professional practice; strategies for solving ethical issues in the professional practice...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251552/unraveling-the-mobilization-of-memory-in-research-with-refugees
#14
Ruth Kevers, Peter Rober, Lucia De Haene
In this article, we explore how narrative accounts of trauma are co-constructed through the interaction between researcher and participant. Using a narrative multiple-case study with Kurdish refugee families, we address how this process takes place, investigating how researcher and participants were engaged in relational, moral, collective, and sociopolitical dimensions of remembering, and how this led to the emergence of particular ethical questions. Case examples indicate that acknowledging the multilayered co-construction of remembering in the research relationship profoundly complicates existing deontological guidelines that predominantly emphasize the researcher's responsibility in sensitively dealing with participants' alleged autobiographical trauma narratives...
March 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234299/why-people-with-more-emotion-regulation-difficulties-made-a-more-deontological-judgment-the-role-of-deontological-inclinations
#15
Lisong Zhang, Zhongquan Li, Xiaoyuan Wu, Ziyuan Zhang
Previous studies have demonstrated the key role of emotion in moral judgment, and explored the relationship between emotion regulation and moral judgment. The present study investigated the influence of individual differences in emotion regulation difficulties on moral judgment. Study 1 examined whether individuals with high emotion regulation difficulties made a more deontological judgment. Study 2 explored the underlying mechanism using a process-dissociation approach, examining whether deontological inclinations and utilitarian inclinations separately or jointly accounted for the association...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225586/extending-the-cooperative-phenotype-assessing-the-stability-of-cooperation-across-countries
#16
Amanda G Reigstad, Eirik A Strømland, Gustav Tinghög
This paper studies whether individual cooperation is stable across settings and over time. Involving more than 7,000 subjects on two different continents, this study documents positive correlation in cooperative behavior across economic games in Norway, Sweden, Austria, and the United States. The game measures also correlate with a tendency to make deontological judgments in moral dilemmas, and display of general trust toward strangers. Using time-variation in the data, we test whether temporal stability of behavior is similar in the United States and Norway, and find similar stability estimates for both the American and Norwegian samples...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209695/cosmetic-surgery-for-children-and-adolescents-deontological-and-bioethical-remarks
#17
A Del Rio, R Rinaldi, S Napoletano, N M di Luca
The only interventions deemed ethically acceptable are those that serve the "objective interest" of the minors involved from the standpoint of and conducive to sound mental health and balance in a patient's teenage years; by the same token, disproportionate interventions (e.g. overly invasive or pointlessly risky), or all those deemed unsuitable with regards to a poor cost-benefit ratio are viewed as unacceptable. In the process of considering the best interest of the minors involved, a wide array of factors come into play, such as: age, maturity, psychological and emotional conditions, motivations put forth by the underage patient, the opportunity to procrastinate the operation: parents, who are naturally entitled to give consent to the surgical procedures, and physicians are primarily liable to safeguard and act in the minor's best interest...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183249/truth-telling-decision-making-and-ethics-among-cancer-patients-in-nursing-practice-in-china
#18
Dong-Lan Ling, Hong-Jing Yu, Hui-Ling Guo
BACKGROUND: Truth-telling toward terminally ill patients is a challenging ethical issue in healthcare practice. However, there are no existing ethical guidelines or frameworks provided for Chinese nurses in relation to decision-making on truth-telling of terminal illness and the role of nurses thus is not explicit when encountering this issue. OBJECTIVES: The intention of this paper is to provide ethical guidelines or strategies with regards to decision-making on truth-telling of terminal illness for Chinese nurses...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133246/potentially-inappropriate-liver-transplantation-in-the-era-of-the-sickest-first-policy-a-search-for-the-upper-limits
#19
REVIEW
Michael Linecker, Tanja Krones, Thomas Berg, Claus U Niemann, Randolph H Steadman, Philipp Dutkowski, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Ronald W Busuttil, Robert D Truog, Henrik Petrowsky
Liver transplantation has emerged as a highly efficient treatment for a variety of acute and chronic liver diseases. However, organ shortage is becoming an increasing problem globally, limiting the applicability of liver transplantation. In addition, potential recipients are becoming sicker, thereby increasing the risk of losing the graft during transplantation or in the initial postoperative period after liver transplantation (three months). This trend is challenging the model for end-stage liver disease allocation system, where the sickest candidates are prioritised and no delisting criteria are given...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926749/the-use-of-care-robots-in-aged-care-a-systematic-review-of-argument-based-ethics-literature
#20
REVIEW
Tijs Vandemeulebroucke, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Chris Gastmans
BACKGROUND: As care robots become more commonplace in aged-care settings, the ethical debate on their use becomes increasingly important. Our objective was to examine the ethical arguments and underlying concepts used in the ethical debate on care robot use in aged care. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search for argument-based ethics publications focusing on care robot use in aged-care practices. We used an innovative methodology that consisted of three steps: (a) identifying conceptual-ethical questions, (b) conducting a literature search, and (c) identifying, describing and analyzing the ethical arguments in connection with the conceptual-ethical questions...
January 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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