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    Warum die Bioethik ein Konzept von Vulnerabilität benötigt
    In Nikola Biller-Andorno, Settimio Monteverde, Tanja Krones & Tobias Eichinger (eds.), Medizinethik, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 189-219. 2021.
    Wendy Rogers ist Professorin für klinische Ethik und Catriona Mackenzie ist Professorin für Philosophie. Beide lehren an der Macquarie University in Sydney, Australien. Susan Dodds ist Professorin für Philosophie an der La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australien. Alle drei befassen sich seit Jahren intensiv mit feministischer Theorie, angewandter und biomedizinischer Ethik sowie mit Moralphilosophie.
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    Invasive experimental brain surgery for dementia: Ethical shifts in clinical research practices?
    with Frederic Gilbert, John Noel M. Viaña, Merlin Bittlinger, Ian Stevens, Maree Farrow, James Vickers, and Judy Illes
    Bioethics 36 (1): 25-41. 2022.
    Bioethics, Volume 36, Issue 1, Page 25-41, January 2022.
  • Baier, AC, Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 629-630. 1995.
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    Gender, ageing, and injustice: social and political contexts of bioethics
    Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (5): 295-298. 2005.
    There has been considerable work in bioethics addressing injustice and gender oppression in the provision of healthcare services, in the interaction between client and healthcare professional, and in allocation of healthcare services within a particular hospital or health service. There remain several sites of continued injustice that can only be addressed adequately from a broader analytical perspective, one that attends to the social and political contexts framing healthcare policy and practic…Read more
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    Vulnerability in Research Ethics: a Way Forward
    with Margaret Meek Lange and Wendy Rogers
    Bioethics 27 (6): 333-340. 2013.
    Several foundational documents of bioethics mention the special obligation researchers have to vulnerable research participants. However, the treatment of vulnerability offered by these documents often relies on enumeration of vulnerable groups rather than an analysis of the features that make such groups vulnerable. Recent attempts in the scholarly literature to lend philosophical weight to the concept of vulnerability are offered by Luna and Hurst. Luna suggests that vulnerability is irreducib…Read more
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    Why bioethics needs a concept of vulnerability
    with Wendy Rogers and Catriona Mackenzie
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5 (2): 11-38. 2012.
    Concern for human vulnerability seems to be at the heart of bioethical inquiry, but the concept of vulnerability is under-theorized in the bioethical literature. The aim of this article is to show why bioethics needs an adequately theorized and nuanced conception of vulnerability. We first review approaches to vulnerability in research ethics and public health ethics, and show that the bioethical literature associates vulnerability with risk of harm and exploitation, and limited capacity for aut…Read more
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    Is the Australian HREC system sustainable?
    Monash Bioethics Review 21 (3). 2002.
    In Australia, Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) have a vital role to play—as the primary institutional mechanism for ethical review of research—in protecting research participants, and promoting ethical research. Their ability to act effectively in this role is currently threatened by the limited support they receive and their burgeoning workloads. In this discussion paper, I trace some of the factors contributing to what I describe as a resource crisis in human research ethics. I suggest…Read more
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    Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy (edited book)
    with Catriona Mackenzie and Wendy Rogers
    Oup Usa. 2013.
    This volume breaks new ground by investigating the ethics of vulnerability. Drawing on various ethical traditions, the contributors explore the nature of vulnerability, the responsibilities owed to the vulnerable, and by whom
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    Editors’ Introduction
    with Wendy Rogers and Catriona Mackenzie
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5 (2): 1-10. 2012.
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    In their article published in Nanoethics, “Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Brain-Implants Using Nano-Scale Materials and Techniques”, Berger et al. suggest that there may be a prima facie moral obligation to improve neuro implants with nanotechnology given their possible therapeutic advantages for patients [Nanoethics, 2:241–249]. Although we agree with Berger et al. that developments in nanomedicine hold the potential to render brain implant technologies less invasive and to better target …Read more
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    Are Contact Precautions ethically justifiable in contemporary hospital care?
    with Joanna Harris and Kenneth Walsh
    Nursing Ethics 26 (2): 611-624. 2019.
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    Avoiding empty rhetoric: Engaging publics in debates about nanotechnologies
    with Renee Kyle
    Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (1): 81-96. 2009.
    Despite the amount of public investment in nanotechnology ventures in the developed world, research shows that there is little public awareness about nanotechnology, and public knowledge is very limited. This is concerning given that nanotechnology has been heralded as ‘revolutionising’ the way we live. In this paper, we articulate why public engagement in debates about nanotechnology is important, drawing on literature on public engagement and science policy debate and deliberation about public…Read more
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    Print Me an Organ? Ethical and Regulatory Issues Emerging from 3D Bioprinting in Medicine
    with Frederic Gilbert, Cathal D. O’Connell, and Tajanka Mladenovska
    Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (1): 73-91. 2018.
    Recent developments of three-dimensional printing of biomaterials in medicine have been portrayed as demonstrating the potential to transform some medical treatments, including providing new responses to organ damage or organ failure. However, beyond the hype and before 3D bioprinted organs are ready to be transplanted into humans, several important ethical concerns and regulatory questions need to be addressed. This article starts by raising general ethical concerns associated with the use of b…Read more
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    Enthusiastic portrayal of 3D bioprinting in the media: Ethical side effects
    with Frederic Gilbert, John Noel M. Viaña, and Cathal D. O'Connell
    Bioethics 32 (2): 94-102. 2018.
    There has been a surge in mass media reports extolling the potential for using three-dimensional printing of biomaterials to treat a wide range of clinical conditions. Given that mass media is recognized as one of the most important sources of health and medical information for the general public, especially prospective patients, we report and discuss the ethical consequences of coverage of 3D bioprinting in the media. First, we illustrate how positive mass media narratives of a similar biofabri…Read more
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    How to Turn Ethical Neglect Into Ethical Approval
    with Frédéric Gilbert
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 4 (2): 59-60. 2013.
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    Is a ‘Last Chance’ Treatment Possible After an Irreversible Brain Intervention?
    with Frederic Gilbert, Alexander R. Harris, and Robert M. I. Kapsa
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6 (2). 2015.
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    The Olivieri case: Lessons for australasia
    with Jocelyn Downie, Jon Thompson, and Patricia Baird
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2 (2): 90-105. 2005.
    The case of Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto, and Apotex Inc. vividly illustrates many of the issues central to contemporary health research and the safety of research participants. First, it exemplifies the financial and health stakes in such research. Second, it shows deficits in the ways in which research is governed. Finally, it was and remains relevant not only in Toronto but in communities across Canada and well beyond its borders because, absen…Read more
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    Linking Visions: Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights, and the Developing World (edited book)
    with Anne Donchin
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2004.
    This collection brings together fourteen contributions by authors from around the globe. Each of the contributions engages with questions about how local and global bioethical issues are made to be comparable, in the hope of redressing basic needs and demands for justice. These works demonstrate the significant conceptual contributions that can be made through feminists' attention to debates in a range of interrelated fields, especially as they formulate appropriate responses to developments in …Read more
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    Inclusion and exclusion in women’s access to health and medicine
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (2): 58-79. 2008.
    Women’s access to health and medicine in developed countries has been characterized by a range of inconsistent inclusions and exclusions. Health policy has been asymmetrically interested in women’s reproductive capacities and has sought to regulate, control, and manage aspects of women’s reproductive decision making in a manner unwitnessed in relation to men’s reproductive health and reproductive decision making. In other areas, research that addresses health concerns that affect both men and wo…Read more
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    This paper considers the legislative debates in Australia that led to the passage of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act (Cth 2002) and the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act (Cth 2002). In the first part of the paper, we discuss the debate surrounding the legislation with particular emphasis on the ways in which demands for public consultation, public debate and the education of Australians about the potential ethical and scientific impact of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) research were d…Read more
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    National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature Selected Citations from the ETHXWeb Database on Bioethics Centers October 17, 2007
    with Colin Thomson, Robert M. Veatch, Arthur Caplan, Autumn Fiester, H. Tristram Engelhardt, Ana Smith Iltis, Fabrice Jotterand, Wenmay Rei, and Jiunn-Rong Yeh
    Bioethics 20 (6): 326-338. 2006.
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    In tribute to Anne Donchin
    with Carolyn Ells, Ann Garry, Helen Bequaert Holmes, Laura Purdy, Mary C. Rawlinson, Jackie Leach Scully, and Rosemarie Tong
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 8 (1): 1-17. 2015.
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    Justice and indigenous land rights
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 41 (2). 1998.
    Political theorists have begun to re-examine claims by indigenous peoples to lands which were expropriated in the course of sixteenth-eighteenth century European expansionism. In Australia, these issues have captured public attention as they emerged in two central High Court cases: Mabo (1992) and Wik (1996), which recognize pre-existing common law rights of native title held by indigenous people prior to European contact and, in some cases, continue to be held to the present day. The theoretica…Read more
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    Dependence, Care, and Vulnerability
    In Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers & Susan Dodds (eds.), Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy, Oup Usa. pp. 181. 2013.
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    This paper critically assesses the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans as a piece of public policy concerning the regulation of research ethics. Two of the stated purposes of the National Statement are the provision of a “national reference point for ethical consideration relevant to all research involving humans” and the “protection of the welfare and rights of participants in research”. The process of Human Research Ethics Committee review of research proposals i…Read more