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    Ethics of research involving humans: uniform processes for disparate categories?
    with Jim Holt, Graeme Turner, and Jack Broerse
    Monash Bioethics Review 22 (3): 50-65. 2003.
    The Australian Health Ethics Committee’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans expanded the health and medical focus of preceding statements by including all disciplines of research. The Statement purports to promote a uniformly high ethical standard for this expanded range of research, and is endorsed by, inter alia, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.High ethical standards sho…Read more
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    An Anonymous Death: Five of Five Pieces
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (2): 181-181. 2014.
    An Anonymous DeathThe comet, a white haired traveller, hauls its tail behind, thereby hangs its tale. Its particulate history swings away into black time as it skirts you.A million times a million fissions, fires in Andromeda, a surge of ice across a steppe, the moon’s impacted skin. Events escape their birth and move out at the roar of light, hurtling endlessly nowhere and everywhere colliding stray worlds, spinning and groping.At night through cat’s eye domes watchmen on the world’s clearest r…Read more
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    The convergence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a prominent feature of healthcare in western countries, but it is currently undertheorised, and its implications have been insufficiently considered. Two models of convergence are described – the totally integrated evidence-based model (TI) and the multicultural-pluralistic model (MP). Both models are being incorporated into general medical practice. Against the background of the reasons for the …Read more
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    Republication: In that Case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (2): 151-151. 2007.
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    Fulford has argued that (1) the medical concepts illness, disease and dysfunction are inescapably evaluative terms, (2) illness is conceptually prior to disease, and (3) a model conforming to (2) has greater explanatory power and practical utility than the conventional value-free medical model. This ‘reverse’ model employs Hare's distinction between description and evaluation, and the sliding relationship between descriptive and evaluative meaning. Fulford's derivative ‘Values Based Medicine’ (V…Read more
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    In That Case: Call for Responses
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (1): 77-78. 2007.
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    Diagnosis, Power and Certainty: Response to Davis (review)
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (3): 291-297. 2010.
    Lennard Davis’s Biocultural Critique of the alleged certainty of diagnosis (Davis Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7:227−235, 2010) makes errors of fact concerning psychiatric diagnostic categories, misunderstands the role of power in the therapeutic relationship, and provides an unsubstantiated and vague alternative to the management of psychological distress via a conceptually outdated model of the relationships between physical and psychological disease and illness. This response demonstrates th…Read more
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    Senility: Two of Five Pieces
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (2): 151-151. 2014.
    SenilityCalled from pleasuresI go tap-tapping down an old man’s backdown the skin of eighty summers wastingon a rib-ladder closingon a history of heart and lungs.These narrowly contracting bags I find, proclaim“Today his chest is clear as yours or mine.”This is the news requiredas the tide of vigilancelaps his sheets each surfacing dawn.“He’s doing very well.”He leans his gaze to the voice dintingthe routine of his roombut slides the focal point towards infinitypast those gatheredto the motes of…Read more
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    Plural democratic societies encourage and require the tolerance of disparate views. However, in relation to contentious areas like assisted reproductive technologies and destructive embryo research, tolerance is strained by the normative force of our fundamental beliefs about the moral status of early human forms. Yet in the continuing debates, spokespersons for different positions often do not concede all the implications of their arguments, may sidestep the real moral issues, and can fail to b…Read more
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    In that Case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (4): 387-388. 2010.
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    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities urges and requires changes to how signatories discharge their duties to people with intellectual disabilities, in the direction of their greater recognition as legal persons with expanded decision-making rights. Australian jurisdictions are currently undertaking inquiries and pilot projects that explore how these imperatives should be implemented. One of the important changes advocated is to move from guardianship models to…Read more
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    The Propaganda of Cells: Four of Five Pieces
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (2): 171-171. 2014.
    A crescendo of panting to her stiff-lunged yearspressed in on her for three days and a bit before the succumbingno word could be wedged between gasps.A knife twist in her life’s two year tail two years’witness to others’ ministerings at her flesh-raw chestturned outward to the airenforced fluency in the language of lint.From nests of treason in her breastat night the insurgency pushed outinto the bloodlinesoutriders of a black hostthe dreadful propaganda of cellsbridgeheads locked down in bone a…Read more
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    Republication: In That Case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (4): 317-317. 2008.
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    Patients as rational traders: Response to Stewart and DeMarco (review)
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 3 (3): 133-136. 2006.
    Stewart and DeMarco’s economic theory of patient decision-making applied to the case of diabetes is flawed by clinical inaccuracies and an unrealistic depiction of patients as rational traders. The theory incorrectly represents patients’ struggles to optimize their management as calculated trade-offs against the costs of care, and gives an unrealistic, inflexible account of such costs. It imputes to physicians the view that their patients’ lack of compliance is unreasonable, but physicians are a…Read more
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    In That Case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2-3): 227-227. 2008.
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    End games: Euthanasia under interminable scrutiny
    Bioethics 19 (5-6): 523-536. 2005.
    It is increasingly asserted that the disagreements of abstract principle between adversaries in the euthanasia debate fail to account for the complex, particular and ambiguous experiences of people at the end of their lives. A greater research effort into experiences, meaning, connection, vulnerability and motivation is advocated, during which the euthanasia 'question' should remain open. I argue that this is a normative strategy, which is felicitous to the status quo and further medicalises the…Read more
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    Shanachie and Norm
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (2): 215-216. 2012.
    Shanachie and Norm Content Type Journal Article Category Case Studies Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11673-012-9356-0 Authors Malcolm Parker, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, 288 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia Journal Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Online ISSN 1872-4353 Print ISSN 1176-7529
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    The materials consist of a co-authored, peer-reviewed book, a co-authored, peer-reviewed book chapter, 30 single authored peer-reviewed journal papers, and 15 co-authored peer-reviewed journal papers, of which I was the lead author on 8 papers. There are 32 papers from Australasian journals, at least two of which are also regarded as international. 22 papers are published in international journals. The co-authored book was favourably described in his foreword by Justice Michael Kirby of the High…Read more
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    Monday 7 a.m.: One of Five Pieces
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (2): 137-137. 2014.
    I found a manin a roomsprawl awkwardat a dying angletickingat his bed’s endat his life’s endpast the end of his witsand his wife’sin a roomround the end of their lives.He trembled his vows againheld his cachectic bellepast her life’s endtheir last toast the mercy kill.I found himticking slowlyshe colddeliveredwaiting on his life.His survivalobliging inquiryof motiveof methodI hurriedhim off to hergentlest of homicides.Two mounds in a room, coolingpast fear, post suicide
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    In that case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (1): 387-388. 2007.
    In that Case Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11673-010-9261-3 Authors Malcolm Parker, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Journal Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Online ISSN 1872-4353 Print ISSN 1176-7529
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    Book review: Humane medicine by Miles Little (review)
    Bioethics 11 (1): 80-83. 1997.
    No abstract
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    Republication: In that Case
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1): 97-98. 2011.
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    In That Case: To Report or Not to Report: That Is the Question
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (3): 313-314. 2011.