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Six years of Preach

It’s been six years since the controversial IV vitamin C case exploded into media and they still haven’t given it a rest. (Don’t believe me? See… 513 more words

Another object of this knowledge is to excite us to trust God, to pray to him, and love him

Another object of this knowledge, viz., that perceiving how these things were created for our use, we may be excited to trust in God, pray to him, and love him. 426 more words

John Calvin

On Bioethics 

By not adhering to beneficence physicians harm their patients because it becomes about the physician rather than the patient.

Medical Paternalism does more harm than good because it stifles the patients rational development especially concerning self-determination. 227 more words

When Enough is Enough

Ethical decision-making isn’t always a thrilling topic. It tends to get pushed onto the back burner, because it seems like common sense. It seems like something that’s straightforward and that time might be better spent addressing other parts of medicine, from basic sciences to surgery techniques. 600 more words

Is Poverty like a Pond?

New at e3ne.org, I take up Peter Singer’s argument that we in affluent societies have far-reaching duties to aid the global poor, possibly to the extent of bringing ourselves down almost to their level. 117 more words


Why Ethics Matters to You

Do you believe that medical ethics is an area of philosophy that doesn’t apply to you?

Many share that misconception. The principles of bioethics – autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence and non-maleficence – certainly sound like high level philosophical concepts. 639 more words

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