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    Ethical Guidelines for Genetic Research on Alcohol Addiction and Its Applications.Audrey R. Chapman, Adrian Carter, Jonathan M. Kaplan, Kylie Morphett & Wayne Hall - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):1-22.
    The misuse of alcohol inflicts a major toll on individual users, their families, and the wider society. This includes disruptions of family life, violence, absenteeism and problems in the workplace, child neglect and abuse, and excess morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization estimates that alcohol ranks eighth among global risk factors for death and is the third leading global risk factor for disease and disability. In the United States, alcohol dependence affects four to five percent of the population at (...)
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    Support for Voluntary Euthanasia with No Logical Slippery Slope to Non-Voluntary Euthanasia.Steven Daskal - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):23-48.
    This paper will address the ethics of euthanasia, understood as an interaction between a patient and a physician in which the physician behaves in a way that is intended to lead to the death of the patient, for the patient's own sake. Forms of euthanasia are often categorized as active or passive, with the distinction lying in the extent to which the physician either actively causes the patient's death or else passively allows the patient to die of an underlying medical (...)
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    When Doing the Right Thing is Impossible by Lisa Tessman.Ami Harbin - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):15-20.
    Lisa Tessman's When Doing the Right Thing is Impossible offers an engaging and accessible exploration of the complex philosophical issues surrounding moral dilemmas and moral failure. Are there genuine moral conflicts? Is it true that in some situations a moral agent cannot help but fail? Tessman offers her own answer–yes, in some situations, moral failure is unavoidable–while guiding readers through the debates surrounding these questions, clarifying the various positions sympathetically and carefully.Part of what makes the book so immediately gripping is (...)
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    An Ethical Analysis of the SUPPORT Trial: Addressing Challenges Posed by a Pragmatic Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Controlled Trial.Austin R. Horn, Charles Weijer, Jeremy Grimshaw, Jamie Brehaut, Dean Fergusson, Cory E. Goldstein & Monica Taljaard - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):85-118.
    Pragmatic comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trials evaluate the effectiveness of one interventions under real-world clinical conditions. The results of ceRCTs are often directly generalizable to everyday clinical practice, providing information critical to decision-making by patients, clinicians, and healthcare policymakers. The PRECIS-2 framework identifies nine domains that serve to score a trial on a continuum between very explanatory to very pragmatic. According to the framework, pragmatic trials may have one or more of the following features: there are fewer eligibility criteria for (...)
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    Editorial Note.Rebecca Kukla - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):ix-xi.
    All four of the articles in this issue concern thorny ethical questions around how we should care for and study highly vulnerable patients whose well-being is already deeply compromised: addicts and their families; gravely ill people considering death as an option; elderly people who have suffered loss of function; and premature infants. All four reveal how standard bioethical questions such as how to protect patient autonomy and how to decide on a proper course of care become much harder to tease (...)
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    Assessing Rehabilitation Eligibility of Older Patients: An Ethical Analysis of the Impact of Bias.Josephine Najem, Priscilla Lam Wai Shun, Maude Laliberté & Vardit Ravitsky - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):49-84.
    With the world's population aging, hospitals are facing pressure to adequately meet the needs of a growing number of frail older patients. For this population, comorbidities combined with a limited ability to face stressful situations contribute to frailty whereby a small injury or illness can lead to significant loss of function. It is widely recognized that hospitalized older patients are more vulnerable to physical or cognitive functional decline and require increased assistance in activities of daily living (Creditor 1993; Sager et (...)
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    Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence by Sarah LaChance Adams.Fiona Woollard - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):1-7.
    When a mother deliberately harms her child, it is tempting to assume that she must be either insane or lacking the "natural" love of a mother for her children. We want to believe that such mothers have almost nothing in common with "good" mothers. Drawing extensively on empirical research, Sarah LaChance Adams' Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What A "Good" Mother Would Do shows that maternal ambivalence, simultaneous desires to nurture and violently reject one's children, is both common and reasonable, (...)
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    How to Do Things with Pornography by Nancy Bauer. [REVIEW]Nicole Wyatt - 2018 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28 (1):8-14.
    Nancy Bauer's How to do things with Pornography is a difficult to review book. It sits in a somewhat liminal location somewhere between monograph and thematic collection. Bauer takes the reader on an intellectual journey that crosses a number of philosophical sub-disciplines but also moves between philosophical writing for a general audience and more technical writing exploring the same themes.
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