Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
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    “Toward an Adequate Theory of Applied Ethics”
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (4): 45-51. 1989.
  • Moral Theory a Contemporary Overview
    Jones & Bartlett. 1996.
    This contemporary examination of moral theory succinctly covers the full range of theoretical positions, from extreme particularism to moral ideals. Students are challenged to think critically about abstract theories and to use acquired knowledge to support moral experience. In this comprehensive approach to the study of ethics the student is exposed to numerous positions, asked to consider their strengths and weaknesses, and guided to understand how typically opposed theories can jointly aid mo…Read more
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    Falling on One’s Sword for Truth: Deception by Ethicist Should Be Narrow
    with Toni Nicoletti and Paul J. Ford
    American Journal of Bioethics 21 (5): 20-21. 2021.
    Clinical ethics consultants should show bold moral courage in discharging their duties to patients, families, and healthcare providers. Given the corrosive impact on trust, and on the appropriate d...
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    Justice: Simple theories, complex applications
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (1): 31-38. 1987.
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    A Taxonomy and an Ethicist’s Toolbox: Mapping a Plurality of Normative Approaches
    with Paul J. Ford, Douglas O. Stewart, and Sharon L. Feldman
    American Journal of Bioethics 19 (11): 78-80. 2019.
    Volume 19, Issue 11, November 2019, Page 78-80.
  • The Dying Experience: Expanding Options for Dying and Suffering Patients
    with Samuel H. LiPuma
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2019.
    This book examines when it is morally appropriate for medical intervention to hasten the dying process. The authors’ overriding goal is to humanize the dying process by expanding patient centered autonomous control.
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    Dementia, Advance Directives, and Discontinuity of Personality
    with Samuel H. Lipuma
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 25 (4): 674-685. 2016.
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    Clinical equipoise: More uncertainty-Reply
    with Robert J. Wells, Maurie Markman, Miller , and Brody
    Hastings Center Report 33 (6): 4-5. 2003.
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    Book reviews (review)
    with Samuel A. Richmond and Joseph J. Kockelmans
    Man and World 8 (4): 446-473. 1975.
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    Rational Noncompliance with Prescribed Medical Treatment
    with Douglas O. Stewart
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 20 (3): 277-290. 2010.
    Patient noncompliance with physician prescriptions, especially in nonsymptomatic chronic diseases, is frequently characterized in the literature as harmful and economically costly (Miller 1997).1 Nancy Houston Miller views patient noncompliance as harmful because noncompliance can result in continued or new health problems leading to hospital admissions. Further, she places the annual monetary cost of noncompliance at $100 billion.Patient noncompliance with prescribed treatment is considered the…Read more
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    Principlism and moral dilemmas: a new principle
    Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (2): 101-105. 2005.
    Moral conflicts occur in theories that involve more than one principle. I examine basic ways of dealing with moral dilemmas in medical ethics and in ethics generally, and propose a different approach based on a principle I call the "mutuality principle". It is offered as an addition to Tom Beauchamp and James Childress' principlism. The principle calls for the mutual enhancement of basic moral values. After explaining the principle and its strengths, I test it by way of an examination of three r…Read more
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    New Directions in Ethics: The Challenge of Applied Ethics (edited book)
    with Richard M. Fox and Michael D. Bayles
    Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1986.
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    In defense of live kidney donation
    American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4). 2004.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    The mutuality of liberty, equality, and fraternity
    Journal of Social Philosophy 17 (3): 7-12. 1986.
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    Putting pressure on promises
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (2): 45-58. 1992.
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    An economic theory of patient decision-making
    with Douglas O. Stewart
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2 (3): 153-164. 2005.
    Patient autonomy, as exercised in the informed consent process, is a central concern in bioethics. The typical bioethicist's analysis of autonomy centers on decisional capacity—finding the line between autonomy and its absence. This approach leaves unexplored the structure of reasoning behind patient treatment decisions. To counter that approach, we present a microeconomic theory of patient decision-making regarding the acceptable level of medical treatment from the patient's perspective. We sho…Read more
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    The abuse of casuistry
    Southwest Philosophy Review 7 (2): 17-30. 1991.
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    In this study, which is volume 113 of the International Archives of the History of Ideas, Peperzak attempts to link Hegel's declared "external and subjective" Preface to the relevant "scientifically analyzed" aspects of his philosophy. In this Peperzak insists, with Hegel, that politics and philosophy must be viewed in unity. The tension between the critical function of philosophy, the rationality of the then-current order, and the political demands of the censor dominates the commentary. Hegel …Read more
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    Is There an Ethical Obligation to Disclose Controversial Risk? A Question From the ACCORD Trial
    with Paul J. Ford, Dana J. Patton, and Douglas O. Stewart
    American Journal of Bioethics 14 (4): 4-10. 2014.
    Researchers designing a clinical trial may be aware of disputed evidence of serious risks from previous studies. These researchers must decide whether and how to describe these risks in their model informed consent document. They have an ethical obligation to provide fully informed consent, but does this obligation include notice of controversial evidence? With ACCORD as an example, we describe a framework and criteria that make clear the conditions requiring inclusion of important controversial…Read more
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    Balancing in ethical deliberation: Superior to specification and casuistry
    with Paul J. Ford
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (5). 2006.
    Approaches to clinical ethics dilemmas that rely on basic principles or rules are difficult to apply because of vagueness and conflict among basic values. In response, casuistry rejects the use of basic values, and specification produces a large set of specified rules that are presumably easily applicable. Balancing is a method employed to weigh the relative importance of different and conflicting values in application. We argue against casuistry and specification, claiming that balancing is sup…Read more
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    A Functionalist View of Brain Death
    with Samuel LiPuma
    American Journal of Bioethics 14 (8): 19-20. 2014.
    No abstract
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    Response to the Open Peer Commentaries on “Is There an Ethical Obligation to Disclose Controversial Risk? A Question From the ACCORD Trial”
    with Paul J. Ford, Dana J. Patton, and Douglas O. Stewart
    American Journal of Bioethics 14 (4). 2014.
    No abstract
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    Justice: Simple Theories, Complex Applications
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (1): 31-38. 1987.
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    Expanding autonomy; contracting informed consent
    with Douglas O. Stewart
    American Journal of Bioethics 9 (2). 2009.
    No abstract
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    Rejoinder
    with Douglas O. Stewart
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 3 (3): 137-138. 2006.