Recent Publications and Presentations
Selected Recent Publications
Health Care for an Aging Population (editor).
Albany: State University of New York Press (1994).
"Health Care Reform for an Aging Population"
in Health Care for an Aging Population (1994).
"Family Consent to Orders
Not to Resuscitate: Reconsidering Hospital Policy" (with C. Hiller) in
Clinical Medical Ethics: Cases and Readings, D. Thomasma and P.
Marshall (eds.), Lanham, MD: University Press of America (1994).
Originally appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association,
"Health Care Reform in the
United States" in Reforming Health Care: The Philosophy of Health Policy,
D. Seedhouse (ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons (1994). Originally
appeared in Health Care Analysis, 1 (1).
"Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?" in
Gesundsheitsoeconomica, an Austrian journal of health economics,
1995. Reprinted in Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century,
D. Thomasma and J. Monagle (eds.), Aspen, 1997.
Also to be reprinted in the 2nd Edition, E. Morrison,
Jones and Bartlett, 2007.
Review of Gert, Culter, and Clouser, Bioethics:
A Return to Fundamentals, in Annals of Internal Medicine, (1997).
"Consensus and Futility
of Treatment" in Consensus Formation in Health Care Ethics, Hans-Martin
Sass and Henk ten Have (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers (1998).
Suicide Would Not Lead to Involuntary Killing.” Assisted Suicide, L.
K. Egendorf (ed.), Greenhaven Press (1998)
"Female Circumcision: a Cross-cultural
Conundrum" (with D.O. Erwin) in Health Care Analysis, (1998).
“Justice and Rationing Decisions” in American
Journal of Bioethics, 1(2) 2001.
of Doubling the Human Life Span” in Generations, Winter 2001. Reprinted in
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Lifespan Development, A. Guest (ed.),
“Communication through Advance Directives" in
Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. the Middle European Journal of Medicine 116(13) 2004.
“Parental Non-adherence to HIV Retroviral Therapy as
Medical Neglect" (with T. Darville, G. Wheeler, K. Young, others) in
“Extending the Life Span: Mythic Desires and Modern Dangers"
in HEC Forum, 16(3) 2004.
“Conscientious Objection to an Opt-in System for Organ
Allocation” in American J. of Bioethics, 4(4) 2004.
Review of A. Dyck, Life’s Worth: the Case against
Assisted Suicide, in Medical Humanities Review,17(2) 2004.
“Age and the Allocation of Organs for Transplantation”
(with D. M. Hester) in Health Care Analysis. 13(2)
Role of Altruism in Medical Research” (with D. M. Hester) in Am. Jour. of
Bioethics, 6(5). 2006
Genetics in the 21st Century,” in Ethics in Nursing: New Questions in the
Age of Genomic Health, R. B.
Monsen, (ed.), ANA Publishing, 2008.
"What Should a
Hospital Ethics Committee Look and Act Like," in Ethics by Committee,
D. M. Hester, (ed.),
“It’s Bigger than
CPR and Futility: Withholding Medically Inappropriate Care,” in Am. Jour.
of Bioethics, 10(1) 2010.
“Intent, Authority and
Tradition at the End of Life,” in Am. Jour. of Bioethics, forthcoming 2010.
Selected Invited Presentations
"Physician Assisted Suicide"
presented at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill,
"Is Rationing Health Care
Ethically Defensible?" presented at International Congress on the Conscience
of Medicine, Vienna, Austria, April 1995.
Interviews on Austrian Public
Radio and Public Television, April 1995.
"Ethical Issues in Tuberculosis
Control" presented at Stanford University School of Medicine, February
"Tuberculosis and the Public
Health: Restricting Individual Freedom for the Public Good" presented at
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, University of California, Davis Medical
Center, Sacramento, July 1996.
"The Goals of Medicine,"
opening presentation at conference on The Goals of Medicine, organized
by the Program on Bioethics of the University of California, Davis, and
the Program in Health Care Ethics, Humanities and law of the University
of Colorado Health Sciences Center, held at the Given Biomedical Institute
in Aspen, Colorado, September 1996.
"Medical Ethics 1947-1997,"
keynote address to Symposium on Ethics in Medicine, organized by the Center
for Humanities in Medicine, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, May
"Characteristics of Effective
Ethics Committees," keynote presentation at planning retreat of University
of California, Davis Medical Center Ethics Committee, July 1997.
"Genetic Fountains of Youth:
Should We Drink?" presented to the Genetic Enhancement Group, McGill University,
Montreal, June 1998.
"Prolonging the Human Lifespan," presented at
the Hastings Center, Garrison, New York, August 1999.
of Life at the Beginning of the New Millennium" and "The Problem of
Medical Futility," plenary lectures at the Fall Conference of the Florida
Bioethics Network, Jacksonville, October 2000.
“Extending the Life Span: Its Effects on the
Individual, the Family, and the Workplace,” presented at the U. of Texas
Medical Branch, Galveston, 2001.
“Understanding Futility,” presented at Tulane
University School of Medicine, New Orleans, 2001.
“Control over Aging in Myth and Legend” presented at
McGill University, Montreal, April 2003
“Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccination: Balancing
Autonomy and the Public Health” presented at the 6th Annual
International Bioethics Retreat, Pavia, Italy, June 2003.