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    Psychiatric Research Ethics
    In Ana S. Iltis & Douglas MacKay (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Research Ethics, Oxford University Press. 2021.
    Psychiatric research often poses special ethical concerns. This chapter first provides historical context, including scandals that stoked public concern about psychiatric research and led to the promulgation of canonical documents and bioethics scholarship, and then explores issues related to the decision-making capacity and safety of participants—including the use of placebos and washout periods, the design of suicide prevention studies, and research in emergency psychiatry. The chapter then de…Read more
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    Editor's Introduction to the Special Issue on Mental Health and Illness
    Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 64 (1): 1-5. 2021.
    Mental illness affects every aspect of life and society, from relationships between individuals and within families, to small communities and entire polities. People with serious mental illness die decades before those without. Mentally ill people suffer daily as they struggle to function in societies that are unforgiving and uninterested in their pain. Those with serious mental illness may be incarcerated because of their sickness, they may be passed over or fired from jobs, subjected to ridicu…Read more
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    When patients refuse COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and social distancing in inpatient psychiatry: clinical and ethical challenges
    with Mark J. Russ and Philip J. Wilner
    Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (9): 579-580. 2020.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new ethical challenges in the care of patients with serious psychiatric illness who require inpatient treatment and who may have beeen exposed to COVID-19 or have mild to moderate COVID-19 but refuse testing and adherence to infection prevention protocols. Such situations increase the risk of infection to other patients and staff on psychiatric inpatient units. We discuss medical and ethical considerations for navigating this dilemma and offer a set of policy…Read more
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    Ethics and ego dissolution: the case of psilocybin
    Journal of Medical Ethics. forthcoming.
    Despite the fact that psychedelics were proscribed from medical research half a century ago, recent, early-phase trials on psychedelics have suggested that they bring novel benefits to patients in the treatment of several mental and substance use disorders. When beneficial, the psychedelic experience is characterized by features unlike those of other psychiatric and medical treatments. These include senses of losing self-importance, ineffable knowledge, feelings of unity and connection with othe…Read more
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    Ethical Advocacy Across the Autism Spectrum: Beyond Partial Representation
    with Matthew S. McCoy, Emily Y. Liu, and Amy S. F. Lutz
    American Journal of Bioethics 20 (4): 13-24. 2020.
    Recent debates within the autism advocacy community have raised difficult questions about who can credibly act as a representative of a particular population and what responsibilities that...
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    Prescribing medical cannabis: ethical considerations for primary care providers
    with Aaron Glickman
    Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (4): 227-230. 2020.
    Medical cannabis is widely available in the USA and legalisation is likely to expand. Despite the increased accessibility and use of medical cannabis, physicians have significant knowledge gaps regarding evidence of clinical benefits and potential harms. We argue that primary care providers have an ethical obligation to develop competency to provide cannabis to appropriate patients. Furthermore, specific ethical considerations should guide the recommendation of medical cannabis. In many cases, t…Read more
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    Decision-Making Capacity Will Have a Limited Effect on Civil Commitment Practices
    with Jason Karlawish and Rocksheng Zhong
    American Journal of Bioethics 19 (10): 86-88. 2019.
    Volume 19, Issue 10, October 2019, Page 86-88.
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    Physician Aid-in-Dying for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness: Clarifying Decision-Making Capacity and Psychiatric Futility
    with Maria A. Oquendo, Yingcheng Xu, and Rocksheng Zhong
    American Journal of Bioethics 19 (10): 61-63. 2019.
    Volume 19, Issue 10, October 2019, Page 61-63.
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    Social Media, E‐Health, and Medical Ethics
    with Mélanie Terrasse and Moti Gorin
    Hastings Center Report 49 (1): 24-33. 2019.
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    Policing Compliance: Digital Medicine and Criminal Justice-Involved Persons
    with Mélanie Terrasse
    American Journal of Bioethics 18 (9): 57-58. 2018.
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    Comparing Patient, Clinician, and Caregiver Perceptions of Care for Early Psychosis: A Free Listing Study
    with Erich M. Dress, Rosemary Frasso, Monica E. Calkins, Allison E. Curry, Christian G. Kohler, and Lyndsay R. Schmidt
    Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 8 (2): 157-178. 2018.
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    What We Owe the Psychopath: A Pragmatic Reply
    with Robert L. Sadoff
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 4 (2): 24-26. 2013.
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    Paradigms of Addiction and Evidence for Addiction Medication
    with Rebecca A. Johnson
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 4 (3): 46-48. 2013.
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    Clinical wisdom and evidence-based medicine are (indeed) complementary: a reply to Bursztajn and colleagues
    with Cynthia Baum-Baicker
    Journal of Clinical Ethics 23 (1): 37. 2012.
    We briefly respond to Bursztajn and colleagues’ commentary on our article, “Clinical Wisdom in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Philosophical and Qualitative Analysis.”
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    Research Moratoria and Off-Label Use of Ketamine
    with Andrea Segal
    American Journal of Bioethics 16 (4): 60-61. 2016.
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    Deceiving Without Debriefing: A Pragmatic Overreach?
    with Andrea Segal and Jan Jaeger
    American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11): 50-52. 2013.
    No abstract
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    Clinical wisdom in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy: a philosophical and qualitative analysis
    with Cynthia Baum-Baicker
    Journal of Clinical Ethics 23 (1): 13. 2012.
    To precisely define wisdom has been an ongoing task of philosophers for millennia. Investigations into the psychological dimensions of wisdom have revealed several features that make exemplary persons "wise." Contemporary bioethicists took up this concept as they retrieved and adapted Aristotle's intellectual virtue of phronesis for applications in medical contexts. In this article, we build on scholarship in both psychology and medical ethics by providing an account of clinical wisdom qua phron…Read more
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    Health and Disease: Conceptual Perspectives and Ethical Implications
    In Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester & Arthur L. Caplan (eds.), The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, Springer Publishing Company. pp. 59. 2009.
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    Assessing Decision-Making Capacity: A Primer for the Development of Hospital Practice Guidelines
    with Andrew M. Siegel and Anna S. Barnwell
    HEC Forum 26 (2): 159-168. 2014.
    Decision making capacity (DMC) is a fundamental concept grounding the principle of respect for autonomy and the practice of obtaining informed consent. DMC must be determined and documented every time a patient undergoes a hospital procedure and for routine care when there is reason to believe decision making ability is compromised. In this paper we explore a path toward ethically informed development and implementation of a hospital policy related to DMC assessment. We begin with a review of th…Read more
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    How do high school students justify internet plagiarism?
    Ethics and Behavior 17 (3). 2007.
    Internet plagiarism continues unabated and may even be increasing. Questions pertaining to the ethical-moral construct employed by students to justify Internet plagiarism among high school students have remained relatively untouched. Understanding not simply the prevalence of Internet plagiarism but also the variety of explanations used by students to justify their plagiarism seems crucial to curtailing its practice. In this study, I surveyed 160 high school students and endeavored to understand…Read more
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    Assent as an ethical imperative in the treatment of ADHD
    with Anson J. Koshy
    Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (12): 977-981. 2015.
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    There he is . . . master of bioethics
    American Journal of Bioethics 2 (4). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Feminists have argued that oppressive socialization undermines the liberal model of autonomy. We contend that this argument can also be employed effectively as a challenge to the standard bioethical model of informed consent. We claim that the standard model is inadequate because it relies on presumptions of procedural autonomy and rational choice that overlook the problem of how agents are often socialized so that they adopt and internalize oppressive norms as part of their motivational structu…Read more
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    Naturalism and the social model of disability: allied or antithetical?
    Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (7): 553-556. 2015.
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    Expanding Our Lens: Thinking Beyond Genomics
    with Jessica Mozersky and Shana D. Stites
    American Journal of Bioethics 17 (4): 29-31. 2017.