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The Medically Vulnerable: Their Health Risks, Health Status And Use of Physician Care

R W Broyles, W J McAuley, D Baird Holmes Abstract: Employing the Andersen/Neuman model of health behavior, this research compares the medically vulnerable (elderly, poor, and uninsured) with their less vulnerable counterparts with regard to (1) health and disability status, (2) likelihood of physician use, and (3)

The ethics of human cadaver organ transplantation: a biologist’s viewpoint

H E Emson University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada The rights of the various individuals involved in decision-making in cadaver organ donation are considered, and there is a discussion of the relation of human cadavers to the planetary biomass. I conclude that the rights of the potential recipients should

Moral Accountability and Integrity in Nursing Practice

Cynthia Ann LaSala, MS, RN Abstract – The therapeutic nature of the nurse-patient relationship is grounded in an ethic of caring. Florence Nightingale envisioned nursing as an art and a science…a blending of humanistic, caring presence with evidence-based knowledge and exquisite skill. In this article, the author

COVID – 19 human challenge studies: ethical issues

Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Prof Michael Selgelid COVID – 19 poses an extraordinary threat to global public health and an effective vaccine could provide a key means of overcoming this crisis. Human Challenge studies involve the intentional infection of research participants and can accelerate or improve vaccine development by

‘As long it helps somebody’: why vulnerable people participate in research

Susan Alexander; Edith Cowan University In the past, ethics committees and researchers have avoided research among vulnerable groups because of prevailing perceptions that such research is unethical and difficult. Taking an opposite stand, this article will argue that it is in fact unethical not to research vulnerable

Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Geriatric Care: The Approach of Three Monotheistic Religions—Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam

A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Hazel Markwell, Ph.D. DTh, and Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, MD, MSc, FRCPC Ethical dilemmas pervade modern geriatric medicine. What is considered right or wrong will differ dependingon, among other things, the patient’s religion. The three Abrahamic monotheistic

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