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- - 2014
WRITTEN WITH the support of Nicole Carmichael, this book is an autobiography of Morella Kayman, the co-founder of the Alzheimer's Society.
Alfonso-Goldfarb Ana Maria - - 2014
Our archival researches at the Royal Society reveal that a small envelope attached to a 1675 letter from an Antwerp apothecary, A. Boutens, contained a sample of the 'Ludus' prepared as a remedy for the 'stone disease' then sweeping through Europe, which was first announced in J. B. van Helmont's ...
- - 2014
Proposals by the Conservatives to 'ban strikes by the back door' are an attack on fundamental liberties, the leader of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.
Saniie Jafar - - 2014
The sixteen articles in this special section were presented at the 2013 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Symposium that was held in Prague, the Czech Republic, from July 21¿25, 2013.
Blaeser Susan B SB ASA Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747 [Tel.: (631) 390-0215; Fax: (631) 923-2875; e-mail: - - 2014
American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of ...
Blaeser Susan B SB ASA Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, 35 Pinelawn Rd., Suite 114E, Melville, NY 11747 [Tel.: (631) 390-0215; Fax: (631) 390-0217; e-mail: - - 2014
American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of ...
Parkin David D a All Souls College , Oxford , United - - 2014
Two areas of therapeutic provision in eastern East Africa are contrasted: a coastal stretch inhabited mainly by Muslims, and a largely non-Muslim hinterland, each with its own healers, medicines, and customary ethic. Spread over both areas are providers of biomedicine associated originally, and to some extent today, with Christianity. Whether ...
Shen Chuan-Chou - - 2013
Speleothem laminae have been postulated to form annually, and this lamina-chronology is widely applied to high-resolution modern and past climate reconstructions. However, this argument has not been directly supported by high resolution dating methods. Here we present contemporary single-lamina (230)Th dating techniques with 2σ precision as good as ±0.5 yr on ...
Fry Douglas P - - 2013
It has been argued that warfare evolved as a component of early human behavior within foraging band societies. We investigated lethal aggression in a sample of 21 mobile forager band societies (MFBS) derived systematically from the standard cross-cultural sample. We hypothesized, on the basis of mobile forager ethnography, that most ...
- - 2013
November 15 and 16 saw vets from across the UK descend on London's Olympia for the fourth London Vet Show. Over 3300 vets are said to have attended - a show record.
Blaeser Susan B - - 2012
American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of Acoustical Standards, both National ...
Khakmahd Oliver - - 2012
Overall, Stage 2 of Meaningful Use presents a series of opportunities and challenges for nephrologists. Make sure that you are prepared for the transition by 2014, if not sooner. Open a dialogue with your EHR vendor now to understand how they plan to support nephrologists in meeting the requirements of ...
Grueter Cyril C - - 2012
Multilevel (or modular) societies are a distinct type of primate social system whose key features are single-male-multifemale, core units nested within larger social bands. They are not equivalent to fission-fusion societies, with the latter referring to routine variability in associations, either on an individual or subunit level. The purpose of ...
Carragee Eugene J - - 2012
COMMENTARY ON: Patton CM, Hung M, Lawrence BD, et al. Psychological distress in a Department of Veterans Affairs spine patient population. Spine J 2012;12:798-803 (in this issue).
Calkins Hugh - - 2012
This is a report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, developed in partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS), and in collaboration with ...
Tacconelli Evelina - - 2012
In 2009, in a European survey, around a quarter of Europeans reported witnessing discrimination or harassment at their workplace. The parity committee from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) designed a questionnaire survey to investigate forms of discrimination with respect to country, gender and ethnicity among ...
Archard David D Lancaster University – Philosophy, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4GY. - - 2011
Professional philosophers are members of bioethical committees and regulatory bodies in areas of interest to bioethicists. This suggests they possess moral expertise even if they do not exercise it directly and without constraint. Moral expertise is defined, and four arguments given in support of scepticism about their possession of such ...
Metz Thaddeus - - 2010
In a prior issue of Developing World Bioethics, Cheryl Macpherson and Ruth Macklin critically engaged with an article of mine, where I articulated a moral theory grounded on indigenous values salient in the sub-Saharan region, and then applied it to four major issues in bioethics, comparing and contrasting its implications ...
Holm Søren - - 2010
In discussions about the legalisation of active, voluntary euthanasia it is sometimes claimed that what should happen in a liberal society is that the two sides in the debate "agree to disagree". This paper explores what is entailed by agreeing to disagree and shows that this is considerably more complicated ...
Schicktanz Silke - - 2010
The moral discourse surrounding end-of-life (EoL) decisions is highly complex, and a comparison of Germany and Israel can highlight the impact of cultural factors. The comparison shows interesting differences in how patient's autonomy and doctor's duties are morally and legally related to each other with respect to the withholding and ...
DE Melo-Martín Inmaculada - - 2012
In a recent article, Alasdair Cochrane argues for the need to have an undignified bioethics. His is not, of course, a call to transform bioethics into an inelegant, pathetic discipline, or one failing to meet appropriate disciplinary standards. His is a call to simply eliminate the concept of human dignity ...
Walsh Aileen - - 2010
In this paper it is argued that moral distress is an emotional response to an ethical dilemma, and that to date, the literature has largely failed to address the fundamental questions that need to be answered in response to this emotional response. Firstly, does moral distress accurately identify a wrong ...
Randall Fiona - - 2010
It is widely assumed by the general public that if assisted suicide (AS) or euthanasia (VE) were legalised doctors must be essentially involved in the whole process including prescribing the medication and (in euthanasia) administering it. This paper explores some reasons for this assumption and argues that it flatly contradicts ...
Engel J B - - 2010
This article applies the moral sentimentalism founded by David Hume to the moral status of the embryo. It will attempt to explain the paradoxical fact that in Germany abortion is common and socially accepted while preimplantation genetic diagnosis is banned with the aid of an approach based on moral sentimentalism. ...
Abma Tineke A - - 2010
Since its origin bioethics has been a specialized, academic discipline, focussing on moral issues, using a vast set of globalized principles and rational techniques to evaluate and guide healthcare practices. With the emergence of a plural society, the loss of faith in experts and authorities and the decline of overarching ...
Russell Barbara - - 2012
Autism, particularly its moderate to severe forms, has prompted considerable scientific study and clinical involvement because the associated behaviours imply disconnections with valued features of a 'good' life, such as close relationships, enjoyment, and adaptability. Proposed causes of autism involve potent philosophical concepts including consciousness, identity, mind, and relationality. The ...
Gesang Bernward - - 2010
In this paper I examine the question of whether ethicists are moral experts. I call people moral experts if their moral judgments are correct with high probability and for the right reasons. I defend three theses, while developing a version of the coherence theory of moral justification based on the ...
Barilan Y Michael - - 2011
Following a discussion of some historical roots of conscience, we offer a systematized version of reflective equilibrium. Aiming at a comprehensive methodology for bioethical deliberation, we develop an expanded variant of reflective equilibrium, which we call 'triangular reflective equilibrium' and which incorporates insights from hermeneutics, critical theory and narrative ethics. ...
Garrafa V - - 2010
The number of national bioethics commissions has burgeoned since the establishment of the first one in 1983. They provide an arena in which stakeholders with widely differing moral views can discuss, interact and negotiate about controversial matters. The establishment of the Brazilian committee is used as an example of how ...
Pečujlija Mladen - - 2011
We conducted an on-line survey to investigate the professor's idea of "morality" and then to compare their moral thinking at the abstract level with their moral thinking in the real life situations by sampling 257 professors from the University of Novi Sad. We constructed questionnaire based on related theoretical ethical ...
Voultsos Polichronis - - 2010
Modern Greek society appears to be split regarding the legalization of euthanasia. The Greek Orthodox Church maintains a negative attitude. Research shows that some forms of euthanasia are carried out "behind closed doors". There is no specific legal provision. The government avoids bearing the political cost of regulating this marginal ...
Narvaez Darcia - - 2010
Moral intelligence is grounded in emotion and reason. Neuroscientific and clinical research illustrate how early life co-regulation with caregivers influences emotion, cognition, and moral character. Triune ethics theory (Narvaez, 2008) integrates neuroscientific, evolutionary, and developmental findings to explain differences in moral functioning, identifying security, engagement, and imagination ethics that can ...
Sachs Benjamin - - 2010
Over the last few decades, scientists have been busy debunking the myth that nonhuman animals relate to each other in a primarily competitive, aggressive way. What they have found is that many species of animal, including many of those most closely related to humans, display a remarkable range of cooperative, ...
Agarwal A K - - 2010
Ethics does not seem to be a favorite topic of Indian authors. Electronic search of the IJP web site could only identify six articles which were directly related to ethics. One article discussed the relationship of ethics religion and psychiatry. Another editorial discussed the concept of responsibility in psychiatrists. Other ...
Callahan Daniel - - 2009
Bioethics came to life in the United States in the late 1960s. As the first research center in the world devoted to bioethics. Those of us who were early in the field had to deal with a general skepticism that the field of ethics could offer useful direction and advice, ...
Van Overstraeten Marc - - 2009
The Belgian 28 May 2002 Act has partially decriminalized euthanasia, i.e. intentionally terminating patient's life by a doctor at the individual's request. Until now, this Act has not undergone any far-reaching alterations. But it does not mean that the status quo applies. The existence of the Act was punctuated by ...
Martens Willem H J - - 2009
In this article the arguments against euthanasia are examined. One of the weightiest arguments of mental health professionals against the practice of euthanasia is that a doctor's active commitment to euthanasia can be interpreted as causing harm. It is investigated whether this statement can be ethically justified on the basis ...
Lindemann Hilde - - 2009
American bioethicists lack the theoretical resources to work in cross-cultural settings. All we have are two approaches to ethics--principles vs. narratives--that are mostly at odds, and neither of which is up to the job. If moral principles are too abstract to be useful, and if stories cannot provide moral authority, ...
Frey William J - - 2010
Moral exemplar studies of computer and engineering professionals have led ethics teachers to expand their pedagogical aims beyond moral reasoning to include the skills of moral expertise. This paper frames this expanded moral curriculum in a psychologically informed virtue ethics. Moral psychology provides a description of character distributed across personality ...
Cohen-Almagor R - - 2009
Some background information about the context of euthanasia in Belgium is presented, and Belgian law on euthanasia and concerns about the law are discussed. Suggestions as to how to improve the Belgian law and practice of euthanasia are made, and Belgian legislators and medical establishment are urged to reflect and ...
McLachlan H V - - 2009
Coggon's remarks on a previous paper on active and passive euthanasia elicit a clarification and an elaboration of the argument in support of the claim that there is a moral difference between killing and letting die. The relevant moral duties are different in nature, strength and content. Moreover, not all ...
Lewis Penney - - 2009
In 2002, Belgium became the second country to legalise euthanasia after the Netherlands. Three biannual reports have been published by the Federal Control and Evaluation Commission, the body which monitors the application of the law. This article explores how the Belgian law works and what is known about Belgian euthanasia ...
Benatar D - - 2009
In his response to my earlier criticism, Rob Lawlor argues that the benefits I suggest can be derived from teaching moral theories in applied ethics courses can be obtained in other ways. In my reply, I note that because I never claimed the benefits could be obtained only from teaching ...
Hoffmaster Barry - - 2009
Analytic moral philosophy's strong divide between empirical and normative restricts facts to providing information for the application of norms and does not allow them to confront or challenge norms. So any genuine attempt to incorporate experience and empirical research into bioethics--to give the empirical more than the status of mere ...
van Thiel G J M W - - 2009
A recurrent issue in the vast amount of literature on reasoning models in ethics is the role and nature of moral intuitions. In this paper, we start from the view that people who work and live in a certain moral practice usually possess specific moral wisdom. If we manage to ...
Zeiler Kristin - - 2009
Our approach to global bioethics will depend, among other things, on how we answer the questions whether global bioethics is possible and whether it, if it is possible, is desirable. Our approach to global bioethics will also vary depending on whether we believe that the required bioethical deliberation should take ...
Gastmans Chris - - 2010
The number of people suffering from dementia will rise considerably in the years to come. This will have important implications for society. People suffering from dementia have to rely on relatives and professional caregivers when their disorder progresses. Some people want to determine for themselves their moment of death, if ...
Niebr?j Les?aw T - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The assumption that moral responsibility is a constitutive feature of the human person could almost be considered as the raison d'?tre of ethics and consequently of bioethics. In fact, the concept of"common morality", which is becoming ever more popular within the mainstream of bioethics, assumes that certain, even if ...
Cohen-Almagor Raphael - - 2009
The essay opens with some background information about the context of euthanasia in Belgium. It proceeds by discussing the Belgian law on euthanasia and concerns about the law, its interpretations and implementation. Finally, the major developments and controversies since the law came into effect are discussed. Suggestions as to how ...
Gesundheit Benjamin - - 2009
Despite significant advances in neonatology, there will always be newborns with serious life-threatening conditions creating most difficult bioethical dilemmas. Active euthanasia for adult patients is one of the most controversial bioethical questions; for severely ill neonates, the issue is even more complex, due to their inability to take part in ...
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