Civil Rights

Publication Title: 
Psychological Science

We compared how evaluations by out-group members and evaluations by in-group members affected participants' stress responses--their neuroendocrine reactivity, cognitive appraisals, and observed anxiety--and how participants' implicit racial bias moderated these responses. Specifically, White participants completed measures of racial bias prior to the experiment. During the experiment, participants performed speech and serial subtraction tasks in front of White or Black interviewers.

Author(s): 
Mendes, Wendy Berry
Gray, Heather M.
Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo
Major, Brenda
Epel, Elissa S.
Publication Title: 
Stanford Law Review

In this note, Katherine A. White explores the conflict between religious health care providers who provide care in accordance with their religious beliefs and the patients who want access to medical care that these religious providers find objectionable. Specifically, she examines Roman Catholic health care institutions and HMOs that follow the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and considers other religious providers with similar beliefs.

Author(s): 
White, K. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medical Ethics

Skene and Parker are demonstrably mistaken in suggesting that the amicus role of Catholic bishops in three cases has been concerned with "developing" the law. In contrast with Skene and Parker's freestanding conception of legal principle, the Catholic understanding of law's rational moral foundations has permitted Catholic bishops to defend longstanding legal principle as well as defending the integrity of the church's health care and welfare services.

Author(s): 
Gormally, L.
Publication Title: 
West's California Reporter
Author(s): 
California. Court of Appeal, Third District
Publication Title: 
West's Pacific Reporter
Author(s): 
California. Supreme Court
Publication Title: 
ANS. Advances in nursing science

This historical article considers nursing's work for social justice in the 1960s civil rights movement through the lens of religious sisters and brothers who advocated for racial equality. The article examines Catholic nurses' work with African Americans in the mid-20th century that took place amid the prevailing social conditions of poverty and racial disempowerment, conditions that were linked to serious health consequences.

Author(s): 
Wall, Barbra Mann
Publication Title: 
Bioethics

In Life's Dominion Dworkin aims at defusing the controversy about abortion and euthanasia by redefining its terms. Basically it is not a dispute about the right to life, but about its value. Liberals should grant that human life has not only a personal, but also an intrinsic value; conservatives should accept the principle of toleration which requires to let people decide for themselves about matters of intrinsic value.

Author(s): 
Den Hartogh, Govert
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Despite the former popularity of hypnosis as a way of "improving" eyewitness memory, many courts almost always regard the use of this testimony to be inadmissible, whereas others allow it only when strict procedural guidelines have been followed. Although the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a defendant's constitutional right to admit his own hypnotically elicited testimony, others have recognized a constitutional basis to exclude hypnotically elicited testimony in most other circumstances.

Author(s): 
Newman, A. W.
Thompson, J. W.
Publication Title: 
The Hastings Center Report
Author(s): 
Levine, Carol
Publication Title: 
West's North Western Reporter
Author(s): 
Minnesota. Supreme Court

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