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    Helen Watt (2004). Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Choosing the “Good Enough” Child. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 12 (1):51-60.
    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) raises serious moral questions concerning the parent-child relationship. Good parents accept their children unconditionally: they do not reject/attack them because they do not have the features they want. There is nothing wrong with treating a child as someone who can help promote some other worthwhile end, providing the child is also respected as an end in him or herself. However, if the child's presence is not valued in itself, regardless of any further benefits it brings, the (...)
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    Helen Watt (2000). Life and Death in Health Care Ethics: A Short Introduction. Routledge.
    In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues. Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, the range of choices taken by healthcare professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life. The topics looked at include: euthanasia and withdrawal of treatment; the persistent vegetative state; abortion; IVF and cloning; and (...)
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  3. Helen Watt (2011). Bodily Invasions. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11 (1):49-51.
     
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    Helen Watt (2015). Life and Health: A Value in Itself for Human Beings? HEC Forum 27 (3):207-228.
    The presence of a human being/organism—a living human ‘whole’, with the defining tendency to promote its own welfare—has value in itself, as do the functions which compose it. Life is inseparable from health, since without some degree of healthy functionality the living whole would not exist. The value of life differs both within a single life and between lives. As with any other form of human flourishing, the value of life-and-health must be distinguished from the moral importance of human beings: (...)
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  5. Helen Watt (2001). A Brief Defense of Frozen Embryo Adoption. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 1 (2):151-154.
     
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    Helen Watt (1989). Singer on Abortion: A Utilitarian Critique. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (2):227 – 229.
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    Helen Watt (1999). Response to “Germ Line Therapy to Cure Mitochondrial Disease: Protocol and Ethics of In Vitro Ovum Nuclear Transplantation” by Donald S. Rubenstein, David C. Thomasma, Eric A. Schon, and Michael J. Zinaman. [REVIEW] Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 8 (1):88-96.
    Germ-line therapy has long been regarded with great caution both by scientists and by ethicists. Even those who do not reject germ-line therapy in principle have tended to reject it in practice as carrying unacceptable risks in our current state of knowledge. For this reason, a recent paper by Rubenstein, Thomasma, Shon, and Zinaman is unusual in putting forward a serious proposal for the use of germ-line therapy in the foreseeable future.
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  8. Helen Watt (2012). Cooperation and Immoral Laws. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 (2):241-248.
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    Helen Watt (1998). Ethics in Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine. International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1):88-89.
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    Helen Watt (1999). Germ-Line Therapy for Mitochondrial Disease: Some Ethical Objections. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 8 (1):88.
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    Helen Watt (2001). Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Commentary 3: Degrading Lives? Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (5):321-323.
    Goal of medicineThe guidelines on Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1 begin with a reassuringly objective view of medicine: its “primary goal” is to benefit patients by “restoring or maintaining their health as far as possible, thereby maximising benefit and minimising harm”. Some might want to add that medicine has several goals,2 not all of which relate to promoting health; however, those who see the aim of the profession as more than consumer satisfaction will welcome the suggestion here that not just (...)
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  12. Helen Watt (ed.) (2006). Cooperation, Complicity & Conscience: Problems in Healthcare, Science, Law and Public Policy. St. Augustine Linacre Centre.
     
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  13. Helen Watt (2004). Ethical Aspects of IVF. Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society:170-178.
     
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  14. Helen Watt (2000). Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics: A Short Introduction. Routledge.
    In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. _Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics_ provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues. Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, the range of choices taken by healthcare professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life. The topics looked at include: * euthanasia and withdrawal of treatment * the persistent vegetative state * abortion * (...)
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  15. Helen Watt (2002). Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics: A Short Introduction. Routledge.
    In a world of rapid technological advances, the moral issues raised by life and death choices in healthcare remain obscure. _Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics_ provides a concise, thoughtful and extremely accessible guide to these moral issues. Helen Watt examines, using real-life cases, the range of choices taken by healthcare professionals, patients and clients which lead to the shortening of life. The topics looked at include: * euthanasia and withdrawal of treatment * the persistent vegetative state * abortion * (...)
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  16. Helen Watt (2016). The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing. Routledge.
    _The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth_ addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close human relationship with the woman as guardian or custodian. Four approaches to pregnancy are explored: ‘uni-personal’, ‘neighborly’, ‘maternal’ and ‘spousal’. The author challenges not only the view that there is only one moral subject to consider (...)
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