Bioethics is the ethics of biological science and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical issues that arise in the relationship among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology.
If embryonic stem cells are meant to help treat and prolong life, and by this means spur hope to the afflicted, then, how can embryonic stem cell turn out to be unethical?
Medical professionals conducting clinical trials should provide more information about financial conflicts of interest before they talk to patients about participating in the trials.
More than 40 scientists, bioethicists, lawyers and science journal editors are calling on their colleagues, policy makers and the public to begin developing guidelines for the research and reproductive use of stem cell-derived eggs and sperm...
In the medical realm, people sometimes need to make very difficult choices, such as deciding to end life-support for a terminally ill patient.
When a cancer patient and his or her doctor discuss the value of a treatment option, the conversation usually centers on a consideration of the treatment's medical benefits versus its possible side effects for the patient. Increasingly...
The well-worn notion that patients in the United States have unfettered access to the most expensive cancer drugs while the United Kingdom's nationalized health care system regularly denies access to some high-cost treatments needs rethinking...
Seven percent of adults and 19 percent of children taking chemotherapy drugs in outpatient clinics or at home were given the wrong dose or experienced other mistakes involving their medications
Is it more urgent for hospitals, doctors and nurses to focus resources on preventing the thousands of falls that injure hospitalized patients each year, or to home in on preventing rare but dramatic instances of wrong-side surgery?
New European Union (EU) regulations restricting use of animals to test the safety of shampoo, nail polish, and other personal care products are forcing cosmetic makers to seek alternative ways to test these products
Autonomy is respected in all medical management. Competent patient my give informed consent, but incompetent patients like children or unconscious adult patients need the informed consent of their guardians or surrogate mangers.
Critically ill patients frequently have uncertain prognoses, but their families overwhelmingly wish that physicians would address prognostic uncertainty candidly.
This study elucidated a glimpse on ancient Mesopotamia' society social and judicial order. It gives flavor of rough justice of (Eye for eye) principle.
In principle, human cloning does not represent a forbidden interference in nature, on condition that its use is limited specifically to those cases that would benefit mankind
Current anti-doping in competitive sports is advocated for reasons of fair-play and concern for the athlete's health.
Provides further insight into the ethical dilemmas and ethical challenges met by high level decision-makers', which is important since the overall responsibility for elder care that is also ethically defensible rests with them.
Caution should be exercised in obtaining informed consent for research from subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder. A literature review and recommendations for future research are discussed.
This article outlines likely complexities for researchers and research ethics committees, including determining that trial interventions meet current risk standards for child research.
U.S. Army psychiatrists may be participating in the interrogation of detainees, while ignoring recommendations to the contrary from professional medical associations
The inventor of DNA fingerprinting, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester, has voiced his concerns over the ethics of a DNA database.
Why aren't pregnant women included in most clinical trials?