University of Iowa
Department of Philosophy
Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy, Misc
Other Academic Areas
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    Dementia and dignity: Towards a new method of surrogate decision making
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (1). 2002.
    Autonomous decisions are decisions that reflect the self who makes them. Since patients in need of surrogate decision making can no longer enjoy the dignity of being free to express who they are through choice and action, surrogates should strive to, at least, make sure that decisions on behalf of the patient reflects that patient's self. Concepts of the self, then, underlie views about the role autonomy should play in surrogate decision making. Alzheimer's disease (AD) complicates the situation…Read more
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    One goal of the transplant community is to seek ways to increase the number of people who are willing and able to donate organs. People in states between life and death are often medically excellent candidates for donating organs. Yet public policy surrounding organ procurement is a delicate matter. While there is the utilitarian goal of increasing organ supply, there is also the deontologic concern about respect for persons. Public policy must properly mediate between these two concerns. Curren…Read more
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    The Search for Reasons in a Unified Relationship
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34 (5): 447-469. 2009.
    The paternalism, autonomy debate was influenced by traditional ideas that reasons are either objective (based on values existing independent of any particular person) or subjective (based on values tied to individual's personal histories). This dichotomy has been rewarding for the health care community. However, the tenets of this debate have influenced the nature of deliberation in a way that seriously compromises the ability of health care professionals and patients to bring reflection (the se…Read more
  •  22
    The state of nature, contracts, and opting out
    American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3). 2001.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Morality, justice and opting in
    American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4). 2004.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  •  9
    3:1 target article author responds to commentators: About autonomy
    American Journal of Bioethics 3 (2). 2003.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  •  8
    On the nature and purpose of public discourse
    American Journal of Bioethics 5 (6). 2005.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    In recent years, there has been much discussion over how to assure scientific integrity. It has become clear that a few scientists have fraudulently collected or reported data, conducted harmful or unethical experiments, or practiced “unscientific” procedure. What are regulative bodies to do? The approach has been to define research misconduct and then use that definition to assess scientific practice.[1] But just how to define research misconduct and hence, regulate the conduct of scientists in…Read more