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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Moral Problem of Health Disparities (2011)

    By Cynthia M. Jones Health disparities exist along lines of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic class in US society. I argue that we should work to eliminate these health disparities because their existence is a moral wrong that needs to be addressed. Health disparities are morally wrong because they exemplify...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Responsibility and the Brain Sciences (2009)

    Felipe De Brigard, Eric Mandelbaum, David Ripley Some theorists think that the more we get to know about the neural underpinnings of our behaviors, the less likely we will be to hold people responsible for their actions. This intuition has driven some to suspect that as neuroscience gains insight into...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Substituted judgment: the limitations of autonomy in surrogate decision making (2008)

    Abstract: Substituted judgment is often invoked as a guide for decision making when a patient lacks decision making capacity and has no advance directive. Using substituted judgment, doctors and family members try to make the decision that the patient would have made if he or she were able to make decisions...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlantos
  • Ethics ain't easy: do we need simple rules for complicated ethical decisions? (2008)

    Abstract: BACKGROUND: Recommendations from national bodies regarding extremely preterm infants have focussed almost exclusively on thresholds for intervention based upon estimated gestational age (GA) alone. METHODS: We reviewed policy statements that address active intervention for newborn infants and...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlantos
  • An inquiry into moral virtues, especially compassion, in psychiatric nurses: findings from a Delphi study (2000)

    Abstract: A three-round Delphi study was conducted to gather data on ethical reasoning among psychiatric nurses (N = 26 in round one (R1), decreasing to N = 14 in the final round (R3)). Transcripts of questionnaires were carefully read and compared. Responses were manually sorted into categories, themes...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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