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Treating a Woman with Incomplete Abortion

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the case of Mrs A, a twenty-five-year-old mother of two children who is brought into the hospital emergency room suffering from bleeding from the vagina. On examination, she is ... More


A Maternal Death

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a case involving Dr AB who works in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of a regional hospital. Mrs X was admitted to the hospital's emergency room suffering from ... More


Advances in Informed Consent Research

Philip J. Candilis and Charles W. Lidz

in The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335149
eISBN:
9780199866335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Almost since the origins of the informed consent doctrine, physicians and researchers have been frustrated by the difficulty of attaining meaningful consents—consents that truly fulfilled the high ... More


Evaluating the therapeutic misconception

Steven Joffe

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199896202
eISBN:
9780190267681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896202.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the notion of therapeutic misconception and its implications for research ethics. Therapeutic misconception was coined by Paul Appelbaum, Loren Roth, and Charles Lidz (1982) ... More


respect for persons: the death of mr. lazarescu

ignacio maglio

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of patient care as seen in the film The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005). The film tells the story of Mr. Lazarescu, a 60-year-old man living alone in a humble and ... More


The therapeutic orientation to clinical trials

Donald L. Rosenstein

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199896202
eISBN:
9780190267681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896202.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the ethics of therapeutic orientation to clinical trials. Clinical trials have traditionally been understood as continuous with clinical medicine. In providing medical care ... More


the ethics of withholding care: as good as it gets

donald a. barr

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0038
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the health care issues raised by the film As Good As It Gets (1997). The film focuses on the relationship between waitress Carol (Helen Hunt) and wealthy writer Melvin (Jack ... More


rights to access health care: article 99

lawrence mohr

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0045
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the film Article 99v (1999), which tells the story of veterans at a fictitious government veteran's hospital unable to receive needed medical care because of funding cutbacks ... More


futility of care: my life without me

marina boykova

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0079
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses the film My Life Without Me (2003) to set the stage for a discussion of futility of care. The film tells the life story of Ann (Sarah Polley), a young woman rendered a diagnosis of ... More


a personal journey using film to teach medical ethics

peter e. dans

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the author's account of his use of film to teach a course on medical ethics. For a class on the issue of abortion, for instance, students watched the Public Broadcasting System ... More


transgender/transsexual health care: southern comfort

april m. herndon

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0062
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the health care issues raised by the documentary Southern Comfort (2001). The film focuses on Robert Eads, a female-to-male (FtM) transsexual man living his last days with ... More


futility in the nicu: my life without me

sadath a. sayeed

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0080
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the film My Life Without Me (2003) to set the stage for a discussion of the issue of futility of care. The film tells the story of Ann (Sarah Polley), who is diagnosed with ... More


Coverage with evidence development: Ethical issues and policy implications

Steven D. Pearson

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199896202
eISBN:
9780190267681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896202.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the ethical issues and policy implications of coverage with evidence development (CED). CED is an approach that grants Medicare coverage for a new medical intervention provided ... More


life-prolonging treatment in minors: lorenzo’s oil

mark s. pian

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0083
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The film Lorenzo's Oil (1993) tells the story of Lorenzo Odone and the struggle of his parents, Augusto (Nick Nolte) and Michaela (Susan Sarandon), to find an effective treatment for his progressive ... More


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