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    Regarding Bioethics: A Sociology of Morality.Raymond De Vries - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):74-92.
    You might say that my interest in medicine and ethics was determined long before I was born. I am a typical third-generation immigrant. Around the turn of the 20th century, all four of my grandparents left the Netherlands, joining a wave of European émigrés crossing the Atlantic in hopes of a better life in the United States. My American-born parents, like many second-generation immigrants, entered the workforce immediately after secondary school, their wages needed for the economic stability of their families. (...)
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  2. A Tale of Two Disciplines: Law and Bioethics.Rebecca Dresser - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):47-59.
    Karen Quinlan played a big part in my decision to become a lawyer. When this nation's first high-profile right-to-die case was litigated in the 1970s, I was a college graduate who wasn't sure what to do next. I had majored in psychology and sociology and had thought about graduate study in one of those fields. But In re Quinlan ) pointed me in a different direction.Karen Quinlan was a young woman who had temporarily stopped breathing after taking tranquilizers and drinking (...)
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  3. A Journey in Public Health Ethics.Nancy E. Kass - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):103-116.
    Like others with many interests, I found picking a major in college a bit stressful. It was a relief to discover that Stanford, where I attended, had recently developed an interdisciplinary major called Human Biology, allowing me to study many things at once. "HumBio" had four main requirements: a year of coursework in biology, integrated with a year of social science core courses; a self-designed "area of concentration"; an internship; and a public policy course on either health or the environment. (...)
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  4. My Time in Medicine.Joseph J. Fins - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):19-32.
    Autobiographical essays can be an indulgence. Often self-congratulatory and low on self-reflection, they seldom serve a purpose other than to stoke nostalgia. So when given this opportunity to write about my life in medicine and bioethics, I decided I would take stock, and not simply celebrate whatever accomplishments I might have had. Rather, I would use this opportunity to look for themes that linked the decades together. My hope was that the process might assemble the mosaic that has been my (...)
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  5. In the Matter of Stories.Hilde Lindemann - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):93-102.
    When I accidentally fell into the job of Associate Editor at the Hastings Center Report, I soon learned that one of my duties was to copyedit the case studies that the Report publishes on a regular basis. The Hastings Center being the kind of institution it is, as I edited the essays, I also imbibed a good deal of bioethics. I began to publish scholarly articles and coauthor a book, all under the mentorship of Dan Callahan and the Center's other (...)
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  6. Challenging the Conventional Wisdom: From Philosophy to Bioethics.G. Miller Franklin - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):3-18.
    Kierkegaard famously declared that life is lived forwards but understood backwards. The retrospective look at one's career necessarily takes the form of a narrative reconstruction. Our lives are messier than the stories we tell about them.I first took up serious study of philosophy as a sophomore at Columbia College in 1967. The extensive core curriculum at Columbia exposes all students to a sampling of classic texts in philosophy. Some inkling of a more than passing interest in philosophy, which I can't (...)
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  7. Introduction to the Special Issue.Franklin G. Miller & Joseph J. Fins - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):1-1.
    Bioethics has been an interdisciplinary field since its inception. From the founding of the Hastings Center in 1969 and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in 1971, scholars from many disciplines have come together to create a field of study strengthened by its interdisciplinarity. In this special issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, we celebrate the interdisciplinary character of bioethics by means of essays by eight distinguished bioethics scholars hailing from backgrounds in philosophy, law, medicine, nursing, public health, history, sociology, (...)
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  8. History, Morals, and Medicine.Jonathan D. Moreno - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):60-73.
    When asked why he turned from philosophy to the history of ideas, Isaiah Berlin said that he was worried that if he stayed in philosophy he wouldn't know any more at the end of his life than he had at the beginning. Mark Lilla makes the point in a somewhat more constructive way: "His [Berlin's] instinct told him that you learn more about an idea as an idea when you know something about its genesis and understand why certain people found (...)
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  9. Risk Communication in EPA's Controlled Inhalation Exposure Studies and in Support.David Resnik - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):117-129.
    On March 28, 2017, the national Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a much-anticipated report on the Environmental Protection Agency's controlled human inhalation exposure studies. To understand the genesis of the document, a quick review of recent events is in order.Prior to 2006, the EPA adopted the Common Rule for intramural or extramural research funded by the agency.1 Although the EPA did not have a formal policy that applied to research sponsored by private companies, it applied scientific and ethical (...)
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  10. What Nurse Bioethicists Bring to Bioethics: The Journey of a Nurse Bioethicist.M. Ulrich Connie - 2017 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (1):33-46.
    Istarted my nursing career as a pediatric nurse working with children and their families at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC. My first position was a staff nurse on a busy surgical floor called 4 Blue. To some degree, and as I reflect on that time, one is never truly prepared as a newly minted nurse or physician for the realities of becoming a clinician. So it was for me. I initially worked a rotational schedule of two (...)
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