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  1. Content type: Research

    Based on the distinction between living body and lived body, we describe the disease-subject as representing the impact of disease on the existential life-project of the subject. Traditionally, an individual's...

    Authors: Andrea R Kottow and Michael H Kottow

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:10

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Because complex organs taken from unequivocally dead people are not suitable for transplantation, human death has been redefined so that it can be certified at some earlier stage in the dying process and there...

    Authors: David Wainwright Evans

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:11

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  3. Content type: Book review

    There has been a recent growth in philosophy of psychiatry that draws heavily (although not exclusively) on analytic philosophy with the aim of a better understanding of psychiatry through an analysis of some ...

    Authors: Natalie F Banner and Tim Thornton

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:9

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  4. Content type: Review

    Organ donation after cardiac or circulatory death (DCD) has been introduced to increase the supply of transplantable organs. In this paper, we argue that the recovery of viable organs useful for transplantatio...

    Authors: Joseph L Verheijde, Mohamed Y Rady and Joan McGregor

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:8

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  5. Content type: Research

    One of the most famous, and most derided, arguments against the morality of abortion is the argument from potential, which maintains that the fetus' potential to become a person and enjoy the valuable life com...

    Authors: Bertha Alvarez Manninen

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:7

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  6. Content type: Review

    In this review we consider the new science of Darwinian medicine. While it has often been said that evolutionary theory is the glue that holds the disparate branches of biological inquiry together and gives th...

    Authors: Niall Shanks and Rebecca A Pyles

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2007 2:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    There is a fairly closed circle between culture, language, meaning, and truth such that the world of a given culture is a world understood in terms of the meanings produced in that culture. Medicine is, in fac...

    Authors: Grant Gillett

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:13

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    This article outlines the struggle between the power of the health care professional and the rights of the individual to choose freely a modality of treatment. Nurses are instrumental in assisting patients in ...

    Authors: Dave Holmes, Amélie M Perron and Marc Savoie

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:12

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  9. Content type: Meeting report

    The first world wide symposium on the topic of gender-specific medicine provided the latest research on differences in sex and/or gender in medicine and medical care. The presentations ranged beyond the topic ...

    Authors: Antje Kampf

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:11

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    In this article we examine four objections to the genetic modification of human beings: the freedom argument, the giftedness argument, the authenticity argument, and the uniqueness argument. We then demonstrat...

    Authors: David B Resnik and Daniel B Vorhaus

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:9

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  11. Content type: Research

    The Council for Secular Humanism identifies Secular Humanism as a "way of thinking and living" committed to rejecting authoritarian beliefs and embracing "individual freedom and responsibility ... and cooperat...

    Authors: Thomas Szasz

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    This paper examines two topics in Japanese medical ethics: non-disclosure of medical information by Japanese physicians, and the history of human rights abuses by Japanese physicians during World War II. These...

    Authors: Tia Powell

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:4

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  13. Content type: Editorial

    Natural philosophy once spanned the fields of philosophy, science, and medicine. Scientific disciplines and medical specialties have rapidly achieved independence, and the availability of the internet and open...

    Authors: Dan J Stein, Derek Bolton, Damiaan Denys, Thomas Huddle and Tia Powell

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2006 1:1

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