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    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, S. Mason, R. Mussell, J. Sheather, and A. Sommerville
    Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (1): 62-64. 2011.
  •  1
    Ethics briefing
    with Ruth Campbell, Sophie Brannan, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 45 (12): 836-837. 2019.
    Previous Ethics briefings have charted the unprecedented developments in relation to the law on abortion in Northern Ireland this year,1 resulting in legislation being passed by the UK government that ‘decriminalised’ abortion in Northern Ireland, up to the point at which a fetus ‘is capable of being born alive’, from 22 October 2019. A new legal framework and supporting guidelines on abortion are now set to be introduced by 31 March 2020—which should reflect the recommendations in the 2018 Unit…Read more
  •  1
    Ethics briefings
    with Sophie Brannan, Ruth Campbell, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (7): 573-574. 2015.
  •  19
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, R. Campbell, V. English, R. Mussell, and J. C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (3): 285-286. 2015.
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    Ethics briefing
    with Sophie Brannan, Ruth Campbell, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (1): 69-70. 2014.
    In February 2014, the Belgian Parliament passed legislation allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. The Bill became law in early March after being signed by the King, making Belgium the first country in the world to abolish age restrictions for euthanasia. Previously, the youngest age at which euthanasia was permitted was 12 years old in The Netherlands.1Euthanasia was legalised in Belgium in 2002, and the new legislation introduces ame…Read more
  •  10
    Ethics briefing
    with Ruth Campbell, Sophie Brannan, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (10): 725-726. 2018.
    The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Y that there is no requirement to seek the approval of the Court of Protection in decisions to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from patients in a prolonged disorder of consciousness.1 Mr Y was 52-year-old man who suffered a cardiac arrest after a myocardial infarction as a result of coronary artery disease. It was not possible to resuscitate him for well over 10 min, resulting in severe cerebral hypoxia which caused extensive brain …Read more
  •  9
    Ethics briefing
    with Sophie Brannan, Ruth Campbell, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics Recent Issues 44 (4): 285-286. 2018.
    Erdoğan intensifies assault on Turkish civil society Deeply worrying reports from the Turkish Medical Association suggest that the Turkish President Recep Erdoğan is hardening his attack on civil society in Turkey, using the legitimate activities of the TTB as the flimsiest of pretexts. In January 2018, the TTB issued a short statement raising concerns about the impact on public health of Turkey’s military operation in the Kurdish-controlled region of northern Syria. It denounced the operation s…Read more
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    Ethics briefing
    with Sophie Brannan, Ruth Campbell, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (9): 653-654. 2018.
    Essex University, in association with Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, has brought out a timely report highlighting the increasing global criminalisation of the provision of healthcare.1 The report, with a foreword by Professor Dainius Puras, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, explores the pressures on medical impartiality arising in large part from both global and national responses to the threat of terrorism. Both international humanitarian law, h…Read more
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    Mental Simulation, Tacit Theory, and the Threat of Collapse
    Philosophical Topics 29 (1/2): 127-173. 2001.
    According to the theory theory of folk psychology, our engagement in the folk psychological practices of prediction, interpretation and explanation draws on a rich body of knowledge about psychological matters. According to the simulation theory, in apparent contrast, a fundamental role is played by our ability to identify with another person in imagination and to replicate or re-enact aspects of the other person’s mental life. But amongst theory theorists, and amongst simulation theorists, ther…Read more
  •  6
    La connaissance tacite
    Hermes 3 85. 1988.
  •  14
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, and J. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (3): 191-192. 2013.
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.1 i The Act makes it an offence for any person to excise, infibulate or otherwise mutilate the whole or any part of a female's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris, or to aid, abet, counsel or procure the mutilation by another person. The exception is where a surgical or obstetric procedure is clinically indicated. There has long been UK legalisation against female genital mutilation but the 2003 Act extended the cr…Read more
  •  15
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, and J. C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (7): 446-448. 2012.
  •  18
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, and J. C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (1): 62-64. 2013.
    In August 2012, the drug manufacturer, Fresenius Kabi, barred the sale of the anaesthetic, propofol, for use in lethal injections. The company announced that it would not accept orders for the drug from US departments of correction, and put in place similar requirements on all its wholesalers and distributors.1Propofol is one of the world's most widely used anaesthetics. Earlier in 2012, US states began to use propofol in executions following shortages of other drugs which had previously been us…Read more
  •  13
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, J. Sheather, and A. Sommerville
    Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (5): 321-323. 2011.
    In England, Wales and Scotland, the vast majority of abortions take place in the first trimester of pregnancy. In 2009, for example, 91% of abortions were carried out at under 13 weeks gestation for women resident in England and Wales. 1 Early abortion opens up the opportunity for a woman to have a medical abortion rather than a surgical abortion. Medical abortion is considered to be less invasive and less expensive than surgical abortion, and is increasingly becoming the preferred method. 1 The…Read more
  •  9
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, J. C. Sheather, and A. Sommerville
    Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (1): 64-66. 2012.
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    Externalism and perceptual content
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. forthcoming.
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    Determinism and evil
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (2). 1980.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  • Book reviews (review)
    Mind 93 (369): 149-152. 1984.
  •  24
    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, E. Chrispin, V. English, R. Mussell, and J. C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (11): 719-720. 2013.
    Court of appeal ruling on assisted dyingIn July 2013, the Court of Appeal ruled on an assisted dying case brought by Paul Lamb, a 58-year-old man who has been quadriplegic and without function in any of his limbs, apart from a little movement in his right hand, since a car accident in 1990.1 Mr Lamb was permitted by the Court to take over the legal case of Tony Nicklinson, who died in August 2012, less than a week after his request for judicial review was rejected by the High Court.2 Like Mr Nic…Read more
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    Ethics briefings
    with S. Brannan, V. English, R. Mussell, J. Sheather, E. Chrispin, and A. Sommerville
    Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (1): 63-64. 2010.
    Ever so often in the UK, there is a flurry of activity around the information requirements of donor-conceived individuals. In April 2013, it was the launch of a report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics that brought the issue back to public consciousness.1Since 1991, information about treatment with donor gametes or embryos has been collected by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Since then, over 35 000 donor-conceived individuals have been born through treatment in licensed c…Read more
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    Meaning and Semantic Knowledge
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 71 177-209. 1997.
  •  5
    Meaning and Semantic Knowledge
    with Louise Antony
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 71 177-209. 1997.
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    Ethics briefing
    with Ruth Campbell, Sophie Brannan, Veronica English, Rebecca Mussell, and Julian C. Sheather
    Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (6): 429-430. 2018.
    In April, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology committee published a report evaluating the readiness of the National Health Service to incorporate genomic testing into mainstream service provision.1 The committee also examined some of the research and regulatory considerations in relation to the ongoing development of genome editing. ### Genomics in the NHS The main focus of the report is the 100,000 Genomes Project and the various practical and ethical challenges associated with the p…Read more