By Nicholas G. Fotion (auth.), James M. Humber, Robert F. Almeder (eds.)
Biomedical Ethics stories: 1992 is the 10th quantity in a chain of texts designed to check and replace the literature on problems with primary value in bioethics at the present time. themes are mentioned within the current quantity: (1) Bioethics and the army, and (2) obligatory contraception. every one subject constitutes a separate part in our textual content; introductory essays in brief summarize the contents of every part. Bioethics is, through its nature, interdisciplinary in personality. Recog nizing this truth, the authors represented within the current quantity have made each attempt to lessen using technical jargon. even as, we think the aim of delivering a evaluation of the new literature, in addition to of advancing bioethical dialogue, is definitely served via the items accumulated herein. we glance ahead to the subsequent quantity in our sequence, and intensely a lot wish the reader also will. James M. Humber Robert F. Almeder vii members Paul Christopher • division of English and Philosophy department, US army Academy, West element, big apple Gerard Elfstrom • division of Philosophy, Auburn college, Auburn, Alabama Nicholas Fotion • division of Philosophy, Emory college, Atlanta, Georgia Martin Gunderson • division of Philosophy, Macalester collage, St.
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13-14, Cambridge University Press, 1979. 1 2 Getting Consent from the Troops? 29 pp. 14-15. RobertJ. Levine, "Treating the Troops: Commentary," Hastings Center Report, March-April1991, pp. 27-29. , pp. 21-22. 10George J. Annas and Michael A. Grodin, "Treating the Troops: Commentary," Hastings Center Report, March-April1991, p. 26. , p. 23. , p. 26. , p. 24. , p. 25. , 8 AIDS Victims and Military Service Anthony E. Hartle and Paul P. Christopher Introduction AIDS 1 continues to spread through all layers of society.
The point is this. Nonabsolutistic deontologists might wish to make an exception to the consent rule for just the kind of situations being discussed in this article. It is not as if deontologists are forced to avoid making exceptions. Deontologists may be rigid by nature, but they do not have to be absolutely rigid. Concern for Others What might, then, be the reasons for making an exception to the consent rule in medicaUmilitary situations like those found in the Gulf War? Several have already been given.
See also Orloffv Willoughby, 345 US (1953); United States ex rel. Toth v Quarles, 35 US (1955); In re Grimley, 137 US (1890); Schenck v United States, 249 US (1919); Dennis v United States, 341 US (1951); and United States v Priest, 21 USCMA 564,45 CMR 338 (1972). 18 As quoted in Domette, AIDS and the Law 28 (supplement). 19f'or further discussion, see Anthony E. Hartle, Moral Issues in Military Decision Making, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 11 1989, 85-95. Note that the object of allegiance of the members of the US armed forces is not the head of state, nor the government, nor the abstract entity we call the nation.