Professor Chris Megone
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
M4.1 Honesty, Lies and Deception
Clea F. Rees 'Better lie!', Analysis 74.1 (2014), 59-64.
Jennifer Saul, ‘Just go ahead and lie’,
72.1 (2012), 3-9.
Anne Slowther. 'Truth-telling in health care', Clinical ethics. , 4 (2009), 173-175.
Ronald M Epstein et al. 'Withholding information from patients - when less is more', New England journal of medicine. , 362;5 (Feb 2010), 380-381.
Theda Rehbock. 'Don't Lie! Why not? ', Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics. , 21.2 (2012), 177-187.
Jonathan Webber. 'Liar!', Analysis. , 73.4 (2013), 651-659.
Bioethics : an anthology , Singer and Kuhse (eds.), (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999), Part IX, Section on Truth-telling .
Jennifer Jackson, “Telling the truth”, Journal of medical ethics. 17 (1991), 5-9.
Jennifer Jackson, Truth, trust and medicine , (London: Routledge, 2001), Chapters 7, 6 and 9.
R Higgs. 'On Telling Patients the Truth', in Bioethics. , Singer and Kuhse (eds.), (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999) .
D Bakhurst. 'On Lying and Deceiving', Journal of medical ethics. 18, (1992).
Jennifer Jackson. 'On the Morality of Deception - Does Method Matter? A reply to David Bakhurst', Journal of medical ethics. , 19, (1993).
Bela Blasszauer. 'Petty Corruption in Health Care', Journal of medical ethics. , 23, (1997).
M4.2a Whistleblowing and Complicity
Elliston, Frederick, 1982, “Anonymity and Whistleblowing" Journal of Business Ethics Vol 1, issue 3, pp. 167-177. pp. 39–58.
Chiara Lepora and Joseph Millum “The Tortured Patient”, Chapter 8 in Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin, On complicity and compromise . Available as an eBook from the University Library.
Engineering focused, but good for overview of ethical issues: Schinzinger and Martin, Introduction to Engineering Ethics , (McGrah-Hill 2000), the section on whistleblowing in chapter 5 (pages 167-184.) Available as an Online Course Reading .
At a more institutional level/about preventing the need for whistleblowing: Tim Harford, Adapt : why success always starts with failure , chapter 6 (particularly pages 210-220, and 229 - or maybe check whistleblowing in the index, in case it is a different edition.) Available as an Online Course Reading .
Michael Davis “Avoiding the tragedy of whistleblowing” Available online: http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/old/12_00/basics/whistle/rst/avoiding_tragedy.html
G James. ‘In Defense of Whistleblowing’ G James, in Joan Callahan (ed.) Ethical issues in professional life (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) .
Jane Cassidy. ‘Whistleblowing: Name and Shame’ British medical journal. 339 (July 2009) :b2693.
Philip Pettit , ‘Consequentialism’, in Peter Singer (ed.) A companion to ethics , (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993).
T. Beauchamp and J.F. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics , (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), Chapter 2, sections on ‘Moral Ideals’ and ‘Moral Excellence’.
S. Wolf, ‘Moral Saints’, in Crisp R. and Slote M. (eds.), Virtue ethics ,(Oxford:Oxford University Press, 1997).
S. D. Edwards, ‘What are the limits to the obligations of the nurse?
Journal of medical ethics.
Brian D Earp, “Hymen 'restoration' in cultures of oppression: how can physicians promote individual patient welfare without becoming complicit in the perpetuation of unjust social norms? ”, Journal of medical ethics. , doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101662, available online: http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2013/08/02/medethics-2013-101662.short
Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin, On complicity and compromise . Available as an eBook from the University Library.
Christopher Kutz, Complicity : Ethics and law for a collective age (Cambridge, 2008).
Rebecca Walker, ‘Medical Ethics Needs a New View of Autonomy’, Journal of medicine and philosophy. , 33: 594-608, 2009.
Onora O’Neill, ‘Some limits of informed consent’, Journal of medical ethics. 29. (2003), 4-7.
A companion to bioethics , Singer and Kuhse (eds.) First Edition, Part IX, Section on Informed Consent and Patient Autonomy.
Tom Beauchamp & James Childress, The Principles of Biomedical Ethics (5th edition), (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), Chapter 3 ‘Respect for Autonomy’, pp. 57-98.
Julian Savulescu, ‘Autonomy, The Good Life and Controversial Choices’, in Rosamund Rhodes et al, The Blackwell guide to medical ethics (Malden: MA, Blackwell, 2007), pp. 17-37.
Shlomo Cohen, ‘The Gettier Problem in informed consent’ Journal of medical ethics. 37 (2011), 642-645.
Antonio Casado da Rocha, ‘Back to Basics in Bioethics: Reconciling Patient Autonomy with Physician Responsibility’, Philosophy compass. 4:1 (2009), 56-68.
Jukka Varelius, ‘On Taylor’s Justification of Medical Informed Consent’, Bioethics. (October, 2010).
James Wilson, ‘Is respect for autonomy defensible? ’, Journal of medical ethics. 33 (2007), 353-356.
Bernard Barber. Informed consent in medical therapy and research , (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1980).
Paul S Appelbaum et al. Informed consent : legal theory and clinical practice , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).
GR Dunstan and Mary J Seller (eds.)
Consent in medicine : convergence and divergence in tradition
, (London, 1983).
Sheila McLean. A patient's right to know : information disclosure, the doctor and the law , (Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1989).
Onora O’Neill. Autonomy and trust in bioethics , (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), esp. Chapters 2,7.
Julian Savulescu. ‘Rational Desires and the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatment’ in H. Kuhse and P. Singer (eds.) Bioethics: An Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), pp. 646-63 and Bioethics 8:3 (1994), pp. 191-222.
James Stacey Taylor. ‘Autonomy and Informed Consent: A Much Mis-understood Relationship’, The journal of value inquiry. 38 (2004), 383-91.
Iain Brassington. 'The Concept of Autonomy and Its Role in Kantian Ethics', Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics. 21.2 (2012), 166-176.
M.J. Barry and S. Edgman-Levitan. 'Shared Decision-Making - The Pinnacle of Patient-Centered Care', New England journal of medicine. , 366 (March, 2012), 780-781.
Mark Siegler, 'Confidentiality in Medicine: a Decrepit Concept'. Bioethics : an anthology , Singer and Kuhse (eds.), (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006) Available online: http://webteach.mccs.uky.edu/Bioethics/Confidentiality%20A%20Decrepit%20Concept.pdf
Ian Kennedy. ‘Between ourselves’, Journal of medical ethics. 20 (1994), 69-70, 100.
M H Kottow. 'Stringent and Predictable Medical Confidentiality' in Raanan Gillon (ed.)
Principles of health care ethics
(London: Wiley and Sons, 1994).
Bioethics : an anthology First Edition, Singer and Kuhse (eds.), (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999), Part X, items 71, 72 .
M H Kottow. 'Stringent and Predictable Medical Confidentiality, in Raanan Gillon (ed.) Principles of health care ethics , (London: Wiley & Sons, 1994).
Sir Douglas Black. 'Absolute Confidentiality? ' in Raanan Gillon (ed.) Principles of health care ethics. , (London: Wiley & Sons, 1994)
Raanan Gillon. Philosophical medical ethics , (Chichester: Wiley & Sons,1986), Chapter 17 .
S. Warwick. 'A Vote for No Confidence' Journal of medical ethics. 15.4 (1989).
M4.3b Ethical Codes
Jennifer Jackson. ‘Common Codes and Divergent Practices’, in Ruth Chadwick (ed.),
Ethics and the professions
, (Aldershot: Avebury, 1994).
Angus James Dawson. “Professional Codes of Practice and Ethical Conduct”, Journal of applied philosophy. 11 (1994), 145-153.
Further ReadingRosamond Rhodes, ‘The Professional Responsibilities of Medicine’, in Rosamond Rhodes et al., The Blackwell guide to medical ethics (Malden: MA, Blackwell, 2007) , pp. 71-87.
'Patients’ Rights and Professional Responsibilities' – various articles in Tom L. Beauchamp and Le Roy Walters (eds.), Contemporary Issues in Bioethics ( Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1989).
Edward W. Keyserlink 'Ethical Code and Guidelines for Health Care and Research: Can Respect for Autonomy be a Multi-cultural Principle? ' in Earl R. Winkler and Jerold R. Combs (eds.) Applied ethics : a reader (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.)
Dale Beyerstein . 'The Functions and Limitations of Professional Codes of Ethics', Earl R. Winkler and Jerold R. Combs (eds.) Applied ethics : a reader (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.)
The quest for responsibility : accountability and citizenship in complex organisations
, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).
M4.4 Conscientious Objection
Piers Benn, “The role of conscience in medical ethics”, in N. Athanassoulis (ed.) Philosophical reflections on medical ethics , Palgrave, 2005.
Further ReadingJonathan Bennett. “The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn”, in Peter Singer (ed.) Ethics , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), pp. 294-305.
Anthony Kenny. “The Conscience of Sir Thomas More”, in Anthony Kenny, The heritage of wisdom : essays in the history of philosophy , (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987) .
Mark R. Wicclair. “Conscientious Objection in Medicine”, Bioethics. , 14 (2000), 2005-27.
Jennifer Jackson. Ethics in medicine (Cambridge: Polity, 2005), Chapter 5.
J. W. Gerrard. 'Is it ethical for a general practitioner to claim a conscientious objection when asked to refer for abortion? ' Journal of medical ethics. 35 (2009), 599-602.
General Background Readings
Joan Callahan (ed.). Ethical issues in professional life (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988).
Raanan Gillon (ed.) Principles of health care ethics , (London: Wiley & Sons, London, 1994), (especially Part II).
Robert M. Veatch (ed.) Cross cultural perspectives in medical ethics : readings ,(Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, l989).
Margaret Brazier. Medicine, patients and the law Second Edition. (London: Penguin, 1992).
S. Gorovitz et al. (eds.) Moral Problems in Medicine , (London: Prentice Hall, 1976). (sections on truth-telling and confidentiality).
This list was last updated on 18/05/2016