Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics

Lecture given in Opole (Poland), September 1998

Posted by on Sep 20, 1998 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, M.D.   I have been doing research in the matter of childhood mistreatment and pregnancy loss long enough now to be able to reflect on the data and draw some general conclusions. These are in the form of philosophical statements. Since there is only one truth, philosophy and science must ultimately agree. I am happy to report that what I believe is philosophically correct agrees with the conclusions of the data I have collected. We are intimately bound in this bundle of life. Therefore, what we do to others we do to ourselves. If we deafen ourselves to the cries of the...

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Abortion: Cutting at the Roots of Human Survival

Posted by on Sep 18, 1996 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP(C), MA, FRANZCP, RPsych Presented at:  6th Father Alexandr Men’s Memorial International Conference September 10th, 1996, Moscow, in the State Library for Foreign Literature When the roots of a tree are destroyed, every leaf will wither and every branch will die. The way in which humans treat their pre-born, helpless young is the root of human survival. It is inconceivable that a tree would destroy its own roots, yet humans are distorting the fine ecological balances that sustain our species. Only those who never considered having an abortion or were never...

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Ethics: Basic Tenets and Logical Corollaries

Posted by on Jun 20, 1987 in Medical Discoveries and Medical Ethics | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.) June 1987 Introduction At a time when committees and physicians are trying hard to make ethical decisions in medicine based upon human rights and new concepts,1 2 it may be worthwhile to re_consider ethics based on ancient tenets and immutable principles. A proper consideration of the sketchily described and insufficiently supported principles contained in this article would take a book, maybe two. However, those inclined may see in them valuable principles that can apply to their lives and practice. Fifteen basic tenets and their logical corollaries 1....

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