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Scarce Goods: Justice, Fairness, and Organ Transplantation

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In 1841 the American sailing ship William Brown struck an iceberg. About half of the passengers and all of the crew were saved in two small, open boats. The next night, half of the passengers in the larger long-boat were thrown overboard because the boat was…
Cartographies Of Disease: Maps, Mapping, And Medicine, New Expanded Edition

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Ethics in Everyday Places: Mapping Moral Stress, Distress, and Injury
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|December 22, 2017

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An exploration of moral stress, distress, and injuries inherent in modern society through the maps that pervade academic and public communications worlds. In Ethics in Everyday Places , ethicist and geographer Tom Koch considers what happens when, as he puts it,…
Thieves Of Virtue: When Bioethics Stole Medicine
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|August 29, 2014

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An argument against the “lifeboat ethic” of contemporary bioethics that views medicine as a commodity rather than a tradition of care and caring. Bioethics emerged in the 1960s from a conviction that physicians and researchers needed the guidance of…
Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground
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|June 30, 2011

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In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea—that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu…
The Limits of Principle: Deciding Who Lives and What Dies

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As a society, we are faced with a series of dilemmas--abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, organ transplant allocation, support or non-support of the elderly and fragile--that seem to offer no resolution. How do we choose between the needy and the ailing?…