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Ethics in the service of the rare disease patient: Application of the thought of John Rawls and Paul Ramsey toward the increased availability of orphan drugs
Persons with rare diseases are frequently unable to obtain suitable pharmacologic treatment. Pharmaceutical companies are not apt to develop compounds for which there is a very small commercial market. Further, drugs for ...
Clinical trial informed consent: Outsiders and the love-justice correlation
Clinical trial informed consent is one of the most pressing issues of research ethics. As the Western world moves toward a harmonization of clinical research practices, scholars and clinical researchers have begun to discuss ...
Caring for the silent stranger: Ethical hospital care for non-English speaking patients
The past generation's revolution in medical ethics has had a tremendous impact on the definition of the therapeutic relationship. Where the traditional virtuous physician motivated by philanthropy once practiced "therapeutic ...