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In fact, it can be argued that this tension between individual autonomy and societal paternalism undergirds nearly all current questions of biomedical ethics.
Indeed, later in Principles of Biomedical Ethics, we discuss a very similar case and indicate that a strong paternalistic intervention can be justified in that case, even though it violates a substantial autonomy interest because it conflicts with the religious views "central to the patient's life plan.
Using biomedical ethics terminology where appropriate, social workers can use the chart notes to communicate insights relevant to the decision-making process about patients or their family members.
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and a lecturer at Stanford University.
Beauchamp and Childress (2001), in a widely acknowledged work on biomedical ethics, noted the importance of allowing those clients professionals attempt to help to limit and control access to information about themselves.
In declaring the past I shall summarize my involvement in the field of biomedical ethics and the present excitement as well as anxiety about the Human Genome Project.
Cahill and McCormick focus on the application of this integrated approach to moral theology in the field of biomedical ethics, exploring its use in the areas of euthanasia and genetic research.
Feverishly, my thoughts turned inward as I began rehashing the material taught to me in my biomedical ethics courses.
He has also team-taught biomedical ethics at Kansas University Medical Center summer seminars and is indebted to Planned Parenthood of Kansas City for access to its files.
Thomas Murray, director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland.
John Fletcher, a professor of biomedical ethics in the medical school at the University of Virginia, agrees: "I don't believe that there is any intrinsic reason why cloning should not be done.
Yet the heart of that debate lies elsewhere, suggests Thomas Murray, director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

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