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Nanotechnology and the need for risk governance.
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Patients in a persistent vegetative state--a Dutch perspective.
In 1974, as the result of a dramatic medical error that occurred during emergency cesarean delivery, Ineke Stinissen was left in a persistent vegetative state. In 1990, artificial nutrition and hyd...
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The camel syndrome
AimDescription and analysis from an ethical point of view of the habit of young people nowadays to carry around a bottle of water at all times.QuintessenceThis paper describes the habit and discussesExpand
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Een hoge prijs voor een kind
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Will You… When I’m Sixty Four?
What does aging have in store for our appearance ? Baldness, wrinkles, blubbery arms, potbellies, drooping eyelids, facial hair (for women, and it is worse if you are not used to it), grey hair,Expand
Those were the days: looking back at the future
The central idea of this “article” is that certain developments such as extreme simplification, the politicisation of medical ethics, the “normative industry” and “empirethics”, may seriouslyExpand
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Individuele autonomie, paternalisme en maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid
Eind 1989 verscheen het Rapport ‘Erfelijkheid, Wetenschap en Maatschappij. Over de mogelijkheden en grenzen van erfelikheidsdiagnostiek en gentherapie’, opgesteld door een Commissie van de Gezondheidsraad onder voorzitterschap van Mevrouw Prof. Roscam Abbing. Expand