Even where lethal prescriptions or injections cannot be legally provided, some of our most notable bioethicists
urge that doctors be permitted to help the elderly and others commit suicide by self-starvation--a process known in euthanasia advocacy circles as VSED (Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking).
They argue that an ongoing dialogue among scientists and bioethicists
is sufficient to ensure the research is conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
argued in favor of loosening performance-enhancing drug restrictions on various grounds: sport itself is dangerous and is not banned; the whole concept of preventing adults from using drugs is paternalistic; and the perennial "everyone is already doing it" argument.
Jonsen, a moral theologian and bioethicist
, dates the origin of bioethics as a distinct discipline to 1947, the year that 23 physicians were convicted of war crimes during the Nuremberg tribunal.
Pragmatic bioethics, whose main proponents are Glenn McGee, a bioethicist
at the University of Pennsylvania, (3) and Franklin G.
are opposed to any efforts that seem to tamper with a fixed conception of human nature.
Consistently with the views of some Catholic bioethicists
, these hospitals have regarded artificial feeding as an "extraordinary means of life-support" and therefore as something that they are not obligated to provide.
Sara Goldkind has joined the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Pediatric Therapeutics in the Office of the Commissioner.
No contemporary Catholic bioethicist
should be without this phenomenal collection.
Enter Miriam Cotler, bioethicist
and professor emeritus of health sciences at California State University, Northridge.
However, to classify me as a solely religious bioethicist
is inaccurate and represents a halfhearted journalistic effort.
Science should stay out of areas that are clearly not dysfunctional," said University of Pennsylvania bioethicist