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    Genetically Engineered Oil Seed Crops and Novel Terrestrial Nutrients: Ethical Considerations
    with Stefanie Colombo and Michael T. Arts
    Science and Engineering Ethics 25 (5): 1485-1497. 2019.
    Genetically engineered organisms have been at the center of ethical debates among the public and regulators over their potential risks and benefits to the environment and society. Unlike the currently commercial GE crops that express resistance or tolerance to pesticides or herbicides, a new GE crop produces two bioactive nutrients and docosahexaenoic acid ) that heretofore have largely been produced only in aquatic environments. This represents a novel category of risk to ecosystem functioning.…Read more
  •  7
    Professionalism and the social role of medicine
    with Peter L. Twohig
    American Journal of Bioethics 4 (2). 2004.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Deep Disagreement and Rawlsian “Public Reasons”
    with Angela White
    American Journal of Bioethics 5 (6): 62-63. 2005.
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    Conflict of interest policies at canadian universities: Clarity and content (review)
    with Bryn Williams-Jones
    Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (1): 79-90. 2008.
    Discussions of conflict of interest (COI) in the university have tended to focus on financial interests in the context of medical research; much less attention has been given to COI in general or to the policies that seek to manage COI. Are university COI policies accessible and understandable? To whom are these policies addressed (faculty, staff, students)? Is COI clearly defined in these policies and are procedures laid out for avoiding or remedying such situations? To begin tackling these imp…Read more
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    Beastly contractarianism? A contractarian analysis of the possibility of animal rights
    with Chris Tucker
    Essays in Philosophy 5 (2): 31. 2004.
    Social Contract theorists and animal advocates seem to have agreed to go their separate ways. Contractarians have avoided attempting to address an issue that seems destined to prove embarrassing for the theory given the current political climate. It is largely thought that contractarianism affirms the meager moral standing commonly attributed to most animals. In the face of this consensus, animal advocates who feel the need to philosophically ground the moral status of animals have turned to oth…Read more
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    Will the "Secular Priests" of Bioethics Work Among the Sinners?
    American Journal of Bioethics 3 (2): 36-39. 2003.
    In this paper, I explore briefly the "secular priesthood" metaphor often applied to bioethicists. I next ask: if, despite our discomfort with the metaphor, we were to embrace the best aspects of the priesthood(s) ? which I identify as the missionaries' willingness to work among sinners and lepers, at their own peril ? would we be able to live up to that standard of bravery? I then draw a parallel with the fears of contagion currently be voiced (by Carl Elliott and others), with regard to bioethi…Read more
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    Conflicts of interest
    with Wayne Norman
    In George G. Brenkert & Tom L. Beauchamp (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, Oxford University Press. 2010.
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    The Perverse Consequences of a Proposed Global Tax on Research
    with Nancy Walton
    American Journal of Bioethics 10 (6): 46-47. 2010.
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    Rescuing the baby from the triple-bottom-line bathwater: A reply to Pava
    with Wayne Norman
    Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (1): 111-114. 2007.
    We respond to Moses Pava’s defense of the “Triple Bottom Line” concept against our earlier criticisms. We argue that, pacePava, the multiplicity of measures that go into evaluating ethical performance cannot reasonably be compared to the handful of standard methods for evaluating financial performance. We also question Pava’s claim that usage of the term “3BL” is somehow intended to be ironical or subversive
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    Trust in the Marketplace: An Exploratory Computer Simulation
    Business and Professional Ethics Journal 16 (1/2/3): 225-238. 1997.
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    Rescuing the Baby From the Triple-Bottom-Line: a Reply to Pava
    with Wayne Norman
    Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (1): 111-114. 2007.
    We respond to Moses Pava’s defense of the “Triple Bottom Line” concept against our earlier criticisms. We argue that, pacePava, the multiplicity of measures that go into evaluating ethical performance cannot reasonably be compared to the handful of standard methods for evaluating financial performance. We also question Pava’s claim that usage of the term “3BL” is somehow intended to be ironical or subversive.
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    Nothing New Under the Sun: Policy & Clinical Implications of Nanomedicine
    with Bryn Williams-Jones
    BioéthiqueOnline 1 11. 2012.
    Nanotechnology research is beginning to see widespread coverage in the media and popular science literatures, but discussions of hopes and fears about nanotechnology have already become polarised into utopian and dystopian visions. More moderate discussions focus on the near-term applications of nanotechnologies, and on potential benefits and harms. However, in exploring the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology, important lessons should be learned from experiences in other fields. I…Read more
  •  6
    Reinventing the Wheel: Honesty versus Advocacy in the Professions
    with Faye Lidstone
    American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4): 78-79. 2004.
    No abstract
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    Pediatric Neuroenhancement: Full Steam Ahead, In a Leaky Boat?
    with Nikita Poirier
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 1 (1): 33-35. 2010.
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    Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation, Success (review)
    Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (4): 621-629. 2009.
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    Nurse Autonomy as Relational
    Nursing Ethics 9 (2): 194-201. 2002.
    This article seeks an improved understanding of nurse autonomy by looking at nursing through the lens of what recent feminist scholars have called ‘relational’ autonomy. A relational understanding of autonomy means a shift away from older views focused on individuals achieving independence, towards a view that seeks meaningful self-direction within a context of interdependency. The main claim made here is that nurse autonomy is, indeed, relational. The article begins with an explanation of the n…Read more
  •  9
    Personal Genomics: Democratization, or Empowerment, or 'Something'
    with Nancy Walton
    American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6-7): 46-48. 2009.
    No abstract
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    Ethics and genetics: Susceptibility testing in the workplace (review)
    with Bryn Williams-Jones
    Journal of Business Ethics 35 (3). 2002.
    Genetic testing in the workplace is a technology both full of promise and fraught with ethical peril. Though not yet common, it is likely to become increasingly so. We survey the key arguments in favour of such testing, along with the most significant ethical worries. We further propose a set of pragmatic criteria, which, if met, would make it permissible for employers to offer (but not to require) workplace genetic testing.
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    Corporate Neglect: A Comment on Isaacs
    Dialogue 53 (1): 11-19. 2014.
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    Call for papers
    Journal of Business Ethics 59 (3): 9-11. 2005.
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    Clinical Judgment and Deep Value Commitments
    American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2). 2011.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Clinical Standards and the Structure of Professional Obligation
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 8 (1): 7-17. 2000.
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    Getting to the Bottom of “Triple Bottom Line”
    Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (2): 243-262. 2004.
    In this paper, we examine critically the notion of “Triple Bottom Line” accounting. We begin by asking just what it is that supporters of the Triple Bottom Line idea advocate, and attempt to distil specific, assessable claims from the vague, diverse, and sometimescontradictory uses of the Triple Bottom Line rhetoric. We then use these claims as a basis upon which to argue (a) that what issound about the idea of a Triple Bottom Line is not novel, and (b) that what is novel about the idea is not s…Read more