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    Brain death, states of impaired consciousness, and physician-assisted death for end-of-life organ donation and transplantation
    with Joseph L. Verheijde and Mohamed Y. Rady
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (4): 409-421. 2009.
    In 1968, the Harvard criteria equated irreversible coma and apnea with human death and later, the Uniform Determination of Death Act was enacted permitting organ procurement from heart-beating donors. Since then, clinical studies have defined a spectrum of states of impaired consciousness in human beings: coma, akinetic mutism, minimally conscious state, vegetative state and brain death. In this article, we argue against the validity of the Harvard criteria for equating brain death with human de…Read more
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    Population Genomics and Research Ethics with Socially Identifable Groups
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3): 356-370. 2007.
    In this paper, the author questions whether the research ethics guidelines and procedures are robust enough to protect groups when conducting genetics research with socially identifiable populations, particularly with Native American groups. The author argues for a change in the federal guidelines in substance and procedures of conducting genetic research with socially identifiable groups
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    The United States Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006): New challenges to balancing patient rights and physician responsibilities
    with Joseph L. Verheijde and Mohamed Y. Rady
    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2 19. 2007.
    Advance health care directives and informed consent remain the cornerstones of patients' right to self-determination regarding medical care and preferences at the end-of-life. However, the effectiveness and clinical applicability of advance health care directives to decision-making on the use of life support systems at the end-of-life is questionable. The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) has been revised in 2006 to permit the use of life support systems at or near death for the purpose of maxi…Read more
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    Mass media campaigns and organ donation: managing conflicting messages and interests (review)
    with Mohamed Y. Rady and Joseph L. Verheijde
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (2): 229-241. 2012.
    Mass media campaigns are widely and successfully used to change health decisions and behaviors for better or for worse in society. In the United States, media campaigns have been launched at local offices of the states’ department of motor vehicles to promote citizens’ willingness to organ donation and donor registration. We analyze interventional studies of multimedia communication campaigns to encourage organ-donor registration at local offices of states’ department of motor vehicles. The medi…Read more
  • Chhatrapati Singh, Law From Anarchy to Utopia (review)
    Philosophy in Review 7 377-379. 1987.
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    Brain death, states of impaired consciousness, and physician-assisted death for end-of-life organ donation and transplantation
    with Joseph L. Verheijde and Mohamed Y. Rady
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (4): 491-491. 2009.
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    Population Genomics and Research Ethics with Socially Identifiable Groups
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3): 356-370. 2007.
  • Alan Wertheimer, Exploitation Reviewed by
    Philosophy in Review 17 (1): 73-75. 1997.
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    Transparency and accountability in mass media campaigns about organ donation: a response to Morgan and Feeley
    with Mohamed Y. Rady and Joseph L. Verheijde
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4): 869-876. 2013.
    We respond to Morgan and Feeley’s critique on our article “Mass Media in Organ Donation: Managing Conflicting Messages and Interests.” We noted that Morgan and Feeley agree with the position that the primary aims of media campaigns are: “to educate the general public about organ donation process” and “help individuals make informed decisions” about organ donation. For those reasons, the educational messages in media campaigns should not be restricted to “information from pilot work or focus grou…Read more
  • Alan Wertheimer, Exploitation (review)
    Philosophy in Review 17 73-75. 1997.
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    Genome Justice: Genetics and Group Rights
    with Rebecca Tsosie
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3): 352-355. 2007.