Clinical & Medical Ethics

Is it Permissibile to Forgo Life-Saving Dialysis?

 The following consultation report is based on a real clinical dilemma that led to a request for an ethics consultation.  Some details have been changed to preserve patient privacy.  The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards.  The format and length are intended to simulate an actual consultation report that might appear in a clinical record and are not intended to be an exhaustive discussion of the issues raised.

Podcast Episode: 
97

Commodities Trading or Gift Exchange: Where will tomorrow’s organ donors come from?

It is a sad, true, and often reprised story; the need for solid organ donations egregiously exceeds the supply. The palpable desperation experienced by those who wait, but also frequently die, has led to a variety of proposals aimed at increasing organ supply. Some of these remedies are just and some are not.

Podcast Episode: 
96

停止施於兒童之昂貴藥物的適應症外使用

  

  

Podcast Episode: 
82

Is It Permissible to Shut Off this Pacemaker?

The following consultation report is based on a real clinical dilemma that led to a request for an ethics consultation.  Some details have been changed to preserve patient privacy.  The goal of this column is to address ethical dilemmas faced by patients, families and healthcare professionals, offering careful analysis and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards.  The format and length are intended to simulate an actual consultation report that might appear in a clinical record and are not i

Podcast Episode: 
83

Permissibility to Stop Man's Ventilator on His Request

 

Podcast Episode: 
81

Permissibility to Accept Refusal of Potentially Life-Saving Treatment

 

Column Editor’s note:  This column presents a case that poses an ethical dilemma for patients, families and healthcare professionals.  It is based on a real case, though some facts have been changed to preserve confidentiality.  The story is presented to a Fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and his or her analysis is published for our readers.  Our goal is to offer careful ethical analyses and recommendations that are consistent with biblical standards.  Readers are encouraged to comment on our commentaries. 

Podcast Episode: 
59

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