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    • International code of medical ethics 

      Unknown author (1990)
    • What constitutes a just health services system and how should scarce resources be allocated? 

      Gracia, Diego (1990)
      Available in Spanish in Bol. Oficina Sanit. Panam 108(5/6), 1990
    • Legal and ethical issues relating to AIDS 

      Bayer, Ronald; Gostin, Larry (1990)
      The worldwide AIDS epidemic has posed and extraordinary array of ethical and legal challenges. The work presented here reviews three issues at the heart of the matter: discrimination against HIV-infected people, the limits ...
    • Current bioethics trends in Canada 

      Dickens, Bernard M (1990)
      Canadian bioethicists have long enjoyed access to bioethics programs in the United States and have collaborated with U.S. organizations working in this field. Nevertheless, special features of Canada's multicultural society ...
    • Bioethics: Its philosophical basis and application 

      Sass, Hans-Martin (1990)
      Contemporary medicine involves a lot more than technologies that now permit effective medical intervention where none was possible before. Among other things changes in technology have been accompanied by changes in social ...
    • Organ transplantation: The Latin American legislative response 

      Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernán Luis (1990)
      As medical barriers to human organ transplants have fallen, serious legal and ethical obstacles have emerged. This article provides and overview of those obstacles, taking into account the relevant legislation in force in ...
    • Ethical principles of biomedical research on human subjects: Their applications in Latin America and the Caribbean 

      Serrano LaVertu, Diana; LinaresParada, Ana María (1990)
      Biomedical research on human subjects involves certain ethical principles, several of which are described in this article. It is also true, however, that application of these principles in real life poses problems, especially ...
    • Background and current status of bioethics in Colombia 

      Sánchez-Torres, Fernando (1990)
      Colombia, in recent decades ha been exposed first-hand to a broad spectrum of important medical advances ranging from organ transplants to techniques for assisting human reproduction. It has also confronted an array of ...
    • The relationship of autonomy and integrity in medical ethics 

      Pellegrino, Edmund D (1990)
      The emergence of autonomy as a sociopolitical, legal, and moral concept has profoundly influenced medical ethics. It has shifted the center of decision-making from the physician to the patient and reoriented the whole ...
    • Hospital ethics committees 

      Tealdi, Juan Carlos; Mainetti, José Alberto (1990)
      The hospital ethics committee (HEC) is an entity that arose relatively recently, in the 1980s, in response to various concerns about how to choose the ethically correct path in dealing with a wide range of novel situations ...
    • Bioethics in Chile: Present and future status 

      Lolas Stepke, Fernando (1990)
      Chile's health system has been evolving rapidly in recent years. Among other things, profit-making enterprises have assumed a growing role, medical care has become increasingly technical, and the importance of less highly ...
    • On informed consent 

      Lara, María del Carmen; Fuente, Juan Ramón de la (1990)
      The question of whether patients should influence medical decisions, and if so how much, is not simple. Among other things, it is necessary to decide whether the patient's well-being should take precedence over respect for ...
    • Dynamics of the bioethics dialogue in a Spain in transition 

      Abel, Francesc (1990)
      Serious work on bioethics at private Spanish institutions began in 1975, when the Spanish Government was in transition toward democracy. Since then the country has developed significant centers of bioethics study and a ...
    • Human dying has changed 

      Llano Escobar, Alfonso (1990)
      The act of dying has changed in response to social changes accompanying scientific and technologic progress. Increasingly, at least in the Western world, people are dying withing strange medical establishments without the ...
    • Methodologies for clinical ethics 

      Drane, James F (1990)
      Truly professional medical ethics requires a methodology that generates both moral discernment and consistently right judgments. In this article the author briefly reviews difficulties involved in ethical decision-making, ...
    • Bioethics: Implications for medical practice and deontologic and legal standards in Brazil 

      Pereira Dias, Hélio (1990)
      This article analyzes moral issues involving professional ethics in Brazil and provides appropriate up-to-date references to Brazil's Code of Deontology (1984), Code of Medical Ethics (1988), and civil and criminal codes. ...
    • Current trends in biomedical ethics in the United States 

      Callahan, Daniel (1990)
      Enormous growth of medical activities and issues in the 1960s and 1970s stimulated birth of the field of contemporary biomedical ethics. Nevertheless, when one examines recent trends within the field in the United States, ...
    • Bioethics in Peru 

      Llanos Zuloaga, Roberto (1990)
      To date the application of bioethics in Peru has been rudimentary. The discipline has not yet acquired a distinct identity; only a few committees review ethical problems that arise in the course of medical practice, and ...
    • Annotated bibliography 

      Unknown author (1990)
    • Ethical problems of medical technology 

      Vilardell, Francisco (1990)
      The high cost of new diagnostic and treatment technologies means that they have to be used selectively, and at that point decisions must be made about who should get to use them. In recent years there have been increasing ...