Volume 8, Issue 1 (2012)
Ethical Behavior: Care or Knowledge
In this issue, six articles from four different countries challenge our ethical reasoning. Extrapolating from the egregious bioethical violations exacted in the Nazi experiments, the Tuskegee experiments, and the Guatemala Syphilis experiment, Aggarwal concludes that researchers “throw away the concept of equality in the value of human life among vulnerable populations.” Hence, Aggarwal affirms in the commentary: Differential Human Life Valuation, Guatemala Syphilis Trial and Health Research, that it is not lack of knowledge that accounts for bioethical violations, but lack of care. Read more...
A Tragic Miscommunication: Ethical Decision Making in Burns Care
Victor Y. Kong MBChB, Ph.D.
An Inquiry into the Moral Question of Xeno-Transplantation
Jonathan C. Okeke and Chris O. Akpan
Ethical Decision Making in Online Graduate Nursing Education and Implications for Professional Practice
Anita Davis Boykins DNSc, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC and Melanie Gilmore PhD, FNP-BC
Teaching Ethics through Service Learning
William Stuart Pope DNP, RN and Constance Smith Hendricks PhD, RN, FAAN