The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Spring 2006, Volume 17, Number 1


The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Summer 2006, Volume 17, Number 2


The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Fall 2006, Volume 17, Number 3


The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Winter 2006, Volume 17, Number 4




The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Spring 2006, Volume 17, Number 1

Enitre issue of Spring 2006, Volume 17, Number 1


Throwing Jello: A Primer on Helping Patients
Edmund G. Howe

Physicians’ Legal Defensiveness in End-of-Life Treatment Decisions: Comparing Attitudes and Knowledge in States with Different Laws
S. Van McCrary, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Jack Coulehan, K. Faber-Langendoen, Robert S. Olick, and Catherine Belling

Interest in Physician-Assisted Suicide among Oregon Cancer Patients

Linda Ganzini, Tomasz M. Beer, Matthew Brouns, Motomi Mori, and Yi-Ching Hsieh

“Physician-Assisted Suicide among Oregon Cancer Patients”: A Fading Issue
Colleen C. Denny and Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Response to Denny and Emanuel
Linda Ganzini

The Duty to Re-Contact for Newly Appreciated Risk Factors: Fragile X Premutation
Gregory F. Guzauskas and Robert Roger Lebel

Child-to-Parent Bone Marrow Donation for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Lisa Anderson-Shaw and Kristina Orfali

Diagnosing PVS and Minimally Conscious State: The Role of Tacit Knowledge and Intuition
Mary Terrell White

Advance Health Planning and Treatment Preferences among Recipients of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: An Exploratory Study
Jeffrey T. Berger, Matthew Gorski, and Todd Cohen

When a Village is Not Enough
Christine Mitchell and Robert Truog

Sick to Death
Grace Good

The Case Manager’s View
Suzanne M. Burke

“We Need to Meet”
Jennifer Repper-DeLisi and Susan M. Kilroy

Was My Patient Fortunate or Forsaken?
Robin Dauterive

Talking with Lorraine’s Mother and Sister, Five Months after Her Death
Ellen M. Robinson, Grace Good, and Suzanne Burke




The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Summer 2006, Volume 17, Number 2

Entire issue of Summer 2006, Volume 17, Number 2


Patients May Benefit from Postponing Assessment of Mental Capacity
Edmund G. Howe

An Intimate Collaboration: Prognostic Communication with Advanced Cancer Patients
Paul R. Helft

Are Organ Donors after Cardiac Death Really Dead?
James L. Bernat

The Truth about “Donation after Cardiac Death”
Robert D. Truog and Thomas I. Cochrane

Donation after Cardiac Death: Consent Is the Issue, Not Death
Maryam Valapour

How a Model Based on Linguistic Theory Can Improve the Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity for Persons with Dementia
Daniel J. Brauner and Susan E. Merel

How Can Medical Training and Informed Consent Be Reconciled with Volume-Outcome Data?
David S. Wendler and Seema Shah

Religious and Spiritual Concerns in Genetic Testing and Decision Making: An Introduction for Pastoral and Genetic Counselors
Mary Terrell White

Evaluating the Outcomes of Ethics Consultation
J.M. Craig and Thomas May

Clinical Ethics and the Managerial Revolution in American Healthcare

Ann E. Mills, Mary V. Rorty, and Patricia H. Werhane

A Part of Life, A Part of Me, and “The Quality of Life”
Ilia Volkov




The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Fall 2006, Volume 17, Number 3

Entire issue of Fall 2006, Volume 17, Number 3


Beyond Respect for Autonomy
Edmund G. Howe

The Case of A.R.: The Ethics of Sibling Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation Revisited
Douglas J. Opel and Douglas S. Diekema

A Compounding of Errors: The Case of Bone Marrow Donation between Non-Intimate Siblings
Lainie Friedman Ross and Walter Glannon

Duty and Altruism: Alternative Analyses of the Ethics of Sibling Bone Marrow Donation
Rebecca Pentz

The Courage to Stand Up: The Cultural Politics of Nurses’ Access to Ethics Consultation
Elisa J. Gordon and Ann B. Hamric

Healthcare Organizations as Moral Communities
Mila Ann Aroskar

Nurses and Ethics Consultation: Growing Beyond a Rock and a Hard Place
Kathy Mayle

Physician-Nurse Relationships and their Effect on Ethical Nursing Practice
Teresa A. Savage

Supporting Pregnant Women through Difficult Decisions: A Case of Prenatal Diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Marilyn E. Coors and Susan F. Townsend

Individuals, Systems, and Professional Behavior
Evan G. DeRenzo




The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Winter 2006, Volume 17, Number 4

Entire issue of Winter 2006, Volume 17, Number 4


Do We Undervalue Feelings in Patients Who Are Cognitively Impaired?
Edmund G. Howe

Report of the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs: Withholding Information from Patients: Rethinking the Propriety of  “Therapeutic Privilege”
Nathan A. Bostick, Robert Sade, John W. McMahon, and Regina Benjamin

The Grand Inquisitor’s Choice: Comment on the CEJA Report on Withholding Information from Patients
Darlyn Pirakitikulr and Harold J. Bursztajn

The End of Therapeutic Privilege?
Nicole Sirotin and Bernard Lo

Comment on the CEJA Guidelines: Treating Patients Who Deny Reality
Edmund G. Howe

When Patients Do Not Have a Proxy: A Procedure for Medical Decision Making When There Is No One to Speak for the Patient
Isoo Hyun, Cynthia Griggins, Margaret Weiss, Dorothy Robbins, Allyson Robichaud, and Barbara Daly

A Mother’s Death: The Story of “Margaret’s” Children
Christine Mitchell

The Ethics of Palliative Care in Psychiatry
Julieta Bleichmar Holman and David H. Brendel

A Letter from the Children

Medicating “Margaret”
Coleen Reid

Palliative Care for “Margaret”
Rosemary Ryan

“Margaret’s” Children Remember
Interview by Christine Mitchell

Attention to Caregivers and Hope: Overlooked Aspects of Ethics Consultation
Ruth B. Purtilo

Suffering and Advanced Dementia: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges and Questions about Palliative Sedation
Jeffrey T. Berger

What Is False Hope?
Daniel K. Sokol