The Right To Bodily Security Vis-À-Vis The Needs Of Others

  title={The Right To Bodily Security Vis-{\`A}-Vis The Needs Of Others},
  author={Andrew Garwood-Gowers},
The response of the international community to atrocities committed by the Nazis and others before and during the Second World War included a plethora of initiatives which were designed to protect the individual from abuse of power by the state. In the light of the fact that doctors had carried out many of the atrocities some of the initiatives were specifically designed to help ensure that medical practice was carried out in a manner consistent with human dignity. The World Medical Association… 


Good and bad Samaritans: a comparative survey of criminal law provisions concerning failure to rescue
Introductory remarks. The parable of the Good Samaritan and the varying individual responses which it portrays are in their essential features common to all times. We still agree with the audience of
Legality of consent to nontherapeutic medical research on infants and young children.
  • G. Dworkin
  • Medicine
    Archives of disease in childhood
  • 1978
The general philosophy of the law is that parents are under a duty to look after a child's interests and so any nontherapeutic procedures cannot be justified.
Organ and tissue donation : ethical, legal, and policy issues
Few contemporary issues question the nature of life and death, families and communities, altruism and self-interest, and individual rights and public good as dramatically as does organ donation and
A Defense of Abortion
Most opposition to abortion relies on the premise that the fetus is a human being, a person, from the moment of conception. The premise is argued for, but, as I think, not well. Take, for example,
The Human Tissue Act 2004
The Human Tissue Bill, described in Parliament as a'landmark Bill',' was introduced into the House of Commons on 3 December 2003 by Secretary of State John Reid, was brought to the House of Lords on
Join the club: a modest proposal to increase availability of donor organs.
  • R. Jarvis
  • Medicine
    Journal of medical ethics
  • 1995
It is suggested that admission to future transplant lists be conditional on registration as a potential organ donor, outlining its benefits, and defending it against one possible objection.
On giving preference to prior volunteers when allocating organs for transplantation.
  • R. Gillon
  • Medicine
    Journal of medical ethics
  • 1995
In this issue of the journal Rupert Jarvis argues for a simple idea-a 'modest proposal'-that he believes will radically increase the supply of organs for trans-plantation, and respects the autonomy of donors with minimal coercion.
The ethics of clinical research with cognitively impaired subjects
  • J. Harris
  • Psychology
    The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • 2005
The impossibility of obtaining the informed consent of a demented patient does not necessarily represent an ethical objection to undertaking a research study and there is no need to have recourse to
Procuring organs for transplant : the debate over non-heart-beating cadaver protocols
This book explores the issues surrounding the procurement of organs for transplantation purposes from "non-heart-beating cadaver donors" (NHBCDs), the first comprehensive analysis of the ethical, social, and public policy implications of these rapidly growing methods for organ procurement.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Organ Transplantation
This book discusses the rationale and limits of living donor organ transplantation, and the role of informed consent in living organ donation.