Library of Bioethics and Medical Humanities Texts and
Related Journal Articles On-Line
Configurations, the official publication of the Society for
and Science, edited by Center member Jim Bono, has devoted
a special issue to the UB Sesquicentennial Symposium, "Does the Body
Matter?" It is available on-line to members of subscribing
institutions to Project Muse only, (including UB):
Does the Body Matter?
Committee on Human Radiation Experiments - Final Report
for Clinicians series in Canadian Medical
Benjamin Freedman PhD, McGill University, made his new work
on bioethics and Judaism, "Duty and Healing:
Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic" available in its entirety
exclusively on the World Wide Web.
The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law has produced a
number of reports over the past several years. The latest is an extensive
Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia. The full text of the report is
available here courtesy of the New York State Department of Health
of the Task Force on Genetic Testing
of the NIH-DOE Working group on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
of Human Genome Research
Genome Symposia, in
Risk, the official journal of RAPA, the Risk Assessment & Policy
Association at Franklin Pierce Law
A wide variety of Bioethics Texts
are found on the Medical College of Wisconsin Bioethics Online system.
This includes "Case
Consultation" by John La Puma & David Schiedermayer
which is an on-line version of their guide to clinical ethics
consultation. "Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies?" is a book
written by Kenneth V. Iserson. "Help for the Living: Organ, Tissue and
Whole Body Donation," the third chapter of this book is included in MCW
Bioethics Texts. "Practical Ethics for Resident Physicians: A Short
Reference Manual" by Charles Junkerman and David Schiedermayer is designed
to be a quick reference for housestaff, originally written for use at the
Medical College of Wisconsin.
U.S. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of
Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Belmont Report:
Ethical Principles and Guidelines for Research Involving Human
Subjects April 18, 1979
A Model State Act to Authorize and Regulate Physician-Assisted
Harvard Journal of Legislation, volume 33, January 1996
(Charles H. Baron, Clyde Bergstresser, Dan W. Brock, Garrick F. Cole,
Nancy S. Dorfman, Judith A. Johsnon, Lowell E. Schnipper, James
Vorenberg, Sidney H. Wanzer)
Risk Management and End-of-life
from Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions
Clifford Sharp has placed an extract of his forthcoming book,
`The Origin and Evolution of Human Values`
on the web. The book "examines how `values` arose, how they are
unique for each and everyone, how each of us uses our personal `values` to
assess and determine our personal interests and how we interact with
others interests and values."
Protection of Human Subject; Informed Consent describes the recent
changes in the requirements for informed consent in emergency
Law and Ethics for
Doctors in Victoria was designed as a practical guide to significant
ethical obligations and legal requirements which today accompany the
practice of medicine in Australia (provided by Monash University). It
includes an extensive overview of medical ethics theory and
principle in the first section:
"Ethical Principles and the Doctor."
Catholic Encyclicals related
to bioethics include Pope John Paul II's
1995 Encyclical entitled "On the Value and Inviolability of Human
Life," and the
1991 Enclyclical entitled "On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia."
The 1995 document is a very large work which utilizes hypertext
extensively, particularly in the references. These are made available by
The Genetic Privacy Act and Commentary by George J. Annas, Leonard H.
Glantz, Patricia A. Roche, Health Law Department, Boston University School
of Public Health. The Genetic Privacy Act and Commentary is also the
Final Report of a project entitled "Guidelines for Protecting Privacy of
Information Stored in Genetic Data Banks" which was funded by the Ethical,
Legal & Social Implications of the Human Genome Project.
The Washington and Lee
Law Review has published a symposium on John A. Robertson's Children of
Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies.
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