Vol. 13 No. 6 | June 2013

Vol. 13 No. 6 | June 2013

ISBN: 1526-5161

editorial.

The Oys of Yiddish

Paul Root Wolpe

Oy! I begin this editorial with the eternal geschrei (shout) of the Eastern European Jews because this column is written under false pretenses. Let me explain. The (higher) powers-that-be in the AJOB oligarchy asked me if I would write a column that included the use of Yiddish in bioethics, given that one of the target articles in this issue highlights a Yiddish word. Sounded intriguing, so I agre...

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target articles.

Libertarian paternalism’s notion of “nudging” refers to steering individual decision making so as to make choosers better off without breaching their free choice. If successful, this may offer an ideal synthesis between the duty to respect patient autonomy and that of beneficence, which at times favors paternalistic influence. A growing body of literature attempts to assess the merits of...

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Although excess blood collection has characterized U.S. national disasters, most dramatically in the case of September 11, periodic shortages of blood have recurred for decades. In response, I propose a new model of medical philanthropy, one that specifically uses charitable contributions to health care as blood donation incentives. I explain how the surge in blood donations following 9/11 was bot...

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