The Center for Bioethics is happy to announce the latest edition in our online journal of outstanding student bioethics papers.
For example, in her paper, “Ethical Duties in Ectopic Pregnancy,” recent graduate Josephine Hein describes the clinical condition:
An ectopic pregnancy (EP), from Latin roots meaning “out of place,” is a pregnancy that does not correctly implant into its normal location in the endometrium of the uterus. Instead, the developing embryo implants in the fallopian tube, the cervix, the ovaries, or the abdominal or pelvic cavity. EPs today constitute about 2% of all pregnancies, of which 97% implant in the fallopian tube. A ruptured EP can be deadly, leading to 6% of all maternal deaths from massive hemorrhage. What are the ethical implications of treating this condition?
In addition, current student Lynley Turkelson has a fascinating analysis of end-of-life fears, in her article: “Why Christians are Afraid of Removing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration.”
Finally, bioethics graduate student and professional chaplain Thomas Kehr gives a comprehensive summary of end-of-life care in: “End of Life Ethics: Hospice and Advance Directives.”
All of these papers are available full-text at the Cedarville University Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cedarethics/