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    How Clinical Trials Really Work Rethinking Research Ethics
    with Debra A. DeBruin and Anastasia Fisher
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (2): 121-139. 2011.
    Clinical trials are a central mechanism in the production of medical knowledge. They are the gold standard by which such knowledge is evaluated. They are widespread both in the United States and internationally; a National Institute of Health database reports over 106,000 active industry and government-sponsored trials (National Institutes of Health n.d.). They are an engine of the economy. The work of trials is complex; multiple people with diverse interests working across multiple settings sim…Read more
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    Moral Distress Reexamined: A Feminist Interpretation of Nurses' Identities, Relationships, and Responsibilites (review)
    with Elizabeth Peter
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (3): 337-345. 2013.
    Moral distress has been written about extensively in nursing and other fields. Often, however, it has not been used with much theoretical depth. This paper focuses on theorizing moral distress using feminist ethics, particularly the work of Margaret Urban Walker and Hilde Lindemann. Incorporating empirical findings, we argue that moral distress is the response to constraints experienced by nurses to their moral identities, responsibilities, and relationships. We recommend that health professiona…Read more
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    The voice of home care workers in clinical ethics
    with Elizabeth Peter
    HEC Forum 14 (3): 217-223. 2002.
  •  26
    Whose morality is it anyway? Thoughts on the work of Margaret Urban Walker
    with Elizabeth Peter
    Nursing Philosophy 4 (3): 259-262. 2003.
  •  23
    Perils of proximity: a spatiotemporal analysis of moral distress and moral ambiguity
    with Elizabeth Peter
    Nursing Inquiry 11 (4): 218-225. 2004.
  •  19
    On the Quest for a theory of nursing
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 4 (1). 2003.
  •  18
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 3 (1). 2002.
  •  17
    Nurses and Physicians on Nutritional Support: A Comparison
    with A. J. Davis
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (3): 259-283. 1991.
    During the last decade, several court cases have focused attention on the moral and legal aspects of withholding or withdrawing food and fluids from certain patients. The courts have not been unanimous in their judgments on these matters. In attempting to explore this issue, this article reviews both the nursing and medical literature on the withdrawing and withholding of food and fluids with particular attention to empirical studies. Several themes which emerge from the literature are used to e…Read more
  •  16
    To the Editor
    with Debra DeBruin and Mary Faith Marshall
    Hastings Center Report 40 (4): 5-6. 2010.
  •  16
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 6 (1). 2005.
  •  16
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 2 (2). 2001.
  •  14
    Critique of the "tragic case" method in ethics education
    with N. Y. Oguz and D. Brunnquell
    Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (11): 672-677. 2006.
    It is time for the noon conference. Your job is to impart a career-changing experience in ethics to a group of students and interns gathered from four different schools with varying curriculums in ethics. They have just finished 1½ h of didactic sessions and lunch. One third of them were on call last night. Your first job is to keep them awake. The authors argue that this “tragic case” approach to ethics education is of limited value because it limits understanding of moral problems to dilemmas;…Read more
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    Moral theory
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 5 (3). 2004.
  •  14
    Problems with the electronic health record
    with Hans-Peter de Ruiter and Jan Angus
    Nursing Philosophy 17 (1): 49-58. 2016.
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    Artificial Personhood: Nursing Ethics in a Medical World
    Nursing Ethics 2 (3): 185-196. 1995.
    Artificial persons are those who speak and act for others. Nurses speak and act for patients as well as for physicians and institutions, or, more aptly, institutionalized medicine. Yet, acting for institutionalized medicine can be harmful to nurses, due to the psychological experience of moral distress and the loss of integrity of their practice. This paper illustrates the harm to nurses as expressed in narratives of their practice, and suggests some initial steps we might take in resisting the …Read more
  •  11
    The Two-Patient Framework for Research During Pregnancy: A Critique and a Better Way Forward
    with Mary Faith Marshall and Debra DeBruin
    American Journal of Bioethics 11 (5): 66-68. 2011.
  •  9
    Nurses’ narratives of moral identity
    with Elizabeth Peter and Anne Simmonds
    Nursing Ethics 096973301664820. forthcoming.
  •  9
    Farewell . .
    Nursing Philosophy 7 (1). 2006.
  •  8
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 3 (2): 77-78. 2002.
  •  8
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 1 (2). 2000.
  •  6
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 2 (2): 99-100. 2001.
  •  5
    Editorial
    Nursing Philosophy 3 (1): 1-3. 2002.
  •  5
    Editorial
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 4 (2): 91-91. 2003.
  •  5
    Editorial
    Nursing Philosophy 6 (1): 1-1. 2005.
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    Launch of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS)
    with Steven Edwards
    Nursing Philosophy 5 (1): 91-92. 2004.
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    Implementing policy to the wider community
    with Mary Faith Marshall
    In D. Micah Hester & Toby Schonfeld (eds.), Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees, Cambridge University Press. 2012.