Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics

Two Fallacies of Dying (a response to: Principles Behind Proper Medical Ethics)

Posted by on Jul 6, 2006 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Regarding dying, there are two desperately hung onto fallacies, now exposed by science: 1]  When you die, it is like falling asleep.  You become unconscious or oblivious.  Not so.  The almost universal reaction of those who have had a near death experience [NDE] is that you wake up when you die.  Suddenly you become very aware.  The experiences are seldom forgotten and are usually life changing. 2] With the help of medication, friends etc. you can have a peaceful, nearly painless death, [euthanasia]  Not so. A study on palliative care found that on autopsy, there were high levels...

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Principles Behind Proper Medical Ethics

Posted by on Jun 20, 2006 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP (C) June 20, 2006 INTRODUCTION Although there is much written and discussed regarding medical ethics, most of it leads nowhere because it begins nowhere. For many people this is quite convenient, because then all medical ethics are relative to one’s point of view, time and history, the quality of life of the patient, the economy of the country, and techniques to prevent and treat. The difficulty is that without a sure foundation, it is impossible to predict the future, and thus everybody becomes anxious in the present. That anxiety invariably translates into...

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A Pro-Life Position on Euthanasia

Posted by on May 18, 2005 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP (C) May 29, 2005 Originally published in CMQ February 1994; 29-33 EDITORIAL SUMMARY: There are twelve real issues behind a person’s wanting to die by the hand of a physician, and they are treatable without assisted suicide. Professor Ney presents a principle named “The Universal Ethic of Mutual Benefit” based on the truth that, as we are all bound together in the bundle of life, one can never truly benefit at another’s expense. To allow or promote assisted suicide is not only harmful to the patient, it is detrimental to the physician. But the Dutch...

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Ten Live Options to Abortion

Posted by on Jan 20, 2005 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP (C) January 02, 2005 Introduction Every pregnancy is a crisis for everyone involved. It is particularly a crisis of choice-making. The most critical choice is to welcome or to reject preborn babies. Sadly, women are supposed to make a choice between what they often consider the only options, abortion, adoption, or raising a child they won’t welcome. All our lives long we must make choices. God constantly inundates us with difficult decisions in order to help us mature. He wants to spend eternity with interesting friends, not babies. At the same time, he provides...

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THE ABORTIONIST: How the dehumanizing slide begins and ends

Posted by on Jul 14, 2003 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP (C) July 14, 2003 Medical Education Social Factors Child Abuse and Neglect and Post Abortion Survivor Syndrome Personal Choices Seminal Experiences The Knowledge of Good and Evil The Ardous Trek Back Prevention Summary Following the Second World War there was considerable discussion on how and why a good Lutheran lad ended up in the SS gassing innocent people at a concentration camp. It was soon discovered that he was subjected to a program of progressive dehumanization that made it increasingly easy for him to view selected people as less than human, and then to...

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The Christian Doctor and Sex

Posted by on May 20, 2002 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP(C) May 2002 (Revised January 2004) The issues surrounding human sexuality keep moving further away from what God intends for his creation. Christian physicians need to have a firmly established understanding of God’s purposes for human sexuality and the implications of sexual pathology on human ecology. In this article I outline different aspects of sexuality from a Christian perspective, the bonding process, differences in male and female perceptions of the sexual drive, and some aspects of the destructive impact of abortion. Basic Purpose The basic...

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