Bioethics

Papers

  • Feb. 4, 2016
  • Dec.5, 2015
  • Enabling Choice: Aid in Living as a predicte for aid in dying. Health Law in Canada 36 (3), 66-73.

    March 16, 2016
  • Nov. 30, 2015
  • Ebola, Quarantine, and the Scale of Ethics. Disaster Medicine And Public Health Preparedness. DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2015.115.

    Oct. 2015
  • Sep. 30 2015
  • Aug. 7, 2015
  • On Tristram Engelhardt J. Medicine and Philosophy 40: 2 284-285

    June 2015
  • Hubris: The Recurring Pandemic Disaster Medicine and And Public Health Preparedness 9:1 51-56

    March 2015
  • The Law and Physician Assisted Dying: Who Owes What, to Whom? Canadian Medical Association Journal Blog 186: 1336 http://wp.me/p4Sp0u-fE

    18 Nov 2014
  • Prince Kropotkin: Public Health's Patron Saint International Journal of EpidemiologyDOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu206

    22 Oct 2014
  • The Language of Living and Dying in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tom-koch/charter-of-rights-and- freedoms_b_5931722.html

    5 Oct 2014
  • The Hippocratic Thorn in Bioethics’ Hide, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy2013; 39:1, 75-88

    Feb 2014
  • (With Myra C. Butler) Strabismus: Delayed into Adulthood Diagnoses and Unreported Damage to Qualities of Life Binocular Vision & Strabology Quarterly28:4, 203-208

    Dec 2013
  • Passionate Medicine: The Emotional Fight Against Epidemic Disease Hektoen International5:4 http://hekint.org/passionate-medicine.html

    Oct 2013
  • 23 July 2013
  • In Search of the Good: A review of Daniel Callahan’s auto- biography Environment and Planning D http://societyandspace.com/reviews/reviews-archive/callahan/

    July 2013
  • Let’s Speak Less About Death and More About Care Toronto Star(Opinion)

    2 July 2013
  • The ethicist as language czar, or cop: “End of Life” v. “Ending Life HEC Forum35:4, 345-359 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10730-013-9215-3#page-1

    13 Dec 2013
  • The Hippocratic Thorn in Bioethics’ Hide. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

    In Press, 2014
  • 23 July 2013
  • In Search of the Good: A Review of Daniel Callahan’s Auto-biography Environment and Planning D http://societyandspace.com/reviews/reviews-archive/callahan/

    July 2013
  • Let’s Speak Less About Death and More About Care Toronto Star (Opinion) http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/07/02/lets_speak_less_of_death_and_more_about_care.html

    2 July 2013
  • The Ethicist as Language Czar, or Cop: “End of Life” v. “Ending Life,” HEC Forum (online version) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10730-013-9215-3#page-1

    13 May 2013
  • Response to William Simkulet, “Review, Thieves of Virtue,” Metapsychology http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6733&cn=135

    17 Jan. 2013
  • “What Good, Where? A review of Daniel Callahan’s In Search of the Good: A Life in Bioethics.” Huffington Post (Science News) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-koch/david-callahan-in-search-of-the-good_b_2402728.html

    13 Jan. 2013
  • ‘End of Life’ Often Means ‘Ending Life’. Toronto Star (Op-Ed) http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1302799---end-of-life-often-really-means-ending-life

    15 Dec. 2012
  • Affidavit of Dr. Tom Koch in Leblanc vs. Attorney General of Canada et al Superior Court of Québec

    Sep. 2012
  • An Agnostic’s Life Thesis: Euthanasia and the Religious View. Focus 32:2, 8-13.

    June 2012
  • It’s a girl, if we accept it: Reply to Rajendra Kal, “It’s a girl could be a death sentence,” Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/eletters/cmaj.120021v1#680477

    18 Jan. 2012
  • Re: Panel recommends that assisted suicide be legalized in Canada. British Medical Journal Online http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d7496?tab=responses

    23 Nov. 2011
  • Confusing the issue: physician assisted termination and the BC Supreme Court. Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1088163-confusing-the-issue#article

    16 Nov. 2011
  • Images of Uncertainty: Two Cases of Neuroimaging and What They Cannot Say.In, Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues: Volume 1: Philosophical Premises in Application. Giordano, J. (Editor). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 47-58

    2012
  • Eugenics and the “Genetic Challenge,” Again: All Dressed Up and Just Everywhere To Go. Special Issue: Review of Matti Häyry’s Rationality and the Genetic Challenge. J. Cogan, Editor. Cambridge Q. of Healthcare Ethics 20,1910-203

    Spring 2011
  • Care, Compassion, or Cost: Redefining the Basis of Treatment in Ethics and Law. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 39:2, 130-139

    June 2011
  • Law on Assisted Dying Versus Assisted Living (Letter). British Medical Journal 342, 3184. http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.d3184?ijkey=6OFCVSQ874Oz2oZ&keytype=ref

    25 May 2011
  • Half Truths About Dying BMJ 22 December 2010. A Response to Tony Delamothe. British Medical Journal Online 14 Jan. at: http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c7282/reply#bmj_el_247875

    Jan. 2011
  • Enhancing Who? Enhancing What? Ethics, Bioethics, and Transhumanism. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 35:6 , 685-699.

    Dec. 2010
  • How To Think Like an Ethicist…Think Like a Cop. A Response to D.K. Sokol. “How To Think Like an Ethicist.” British Medical Journal 341: ce702.

    21 July 2010
  • The Ethical Professional as Endangered Person: Blog Notes on Doctor-Patient Relationships (With Sarah Jones). Journal of Medical Ethics 36: 371-374. http://jme.bmj.com/content/36/6/371.full.html

    June 2010
  • Poisonous Cures: A Review of, Chrichton-Harris, A. Poison in Small Measure: Dr. Christopherson and the Cure for Bilharzia . J. Canadian Medical Association. doi:10.1503/cmaj.100655.

    May 2011
  • Nov. 2009
  • Learning from the Economic Crisis: Public Health and Private Ventures. Journal of Medical Ethics 35, 145-146.

    2009
  • Down Syndrome “Deficits”.A reply to Stern: “A Fix for Down Syndrome Brains.” The-Scientist.com http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/56154/

    19 Nov. 2009
  • Euthanasia and Depression: No Surprise.A response to Ganzini, L. Goy, E.R. and S.K. Dobscha. 2006. Prevalence Of Depression and anxiety in patients requesting physician’s aid in dying. Br. Medical Journal 337: a 1682. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/337/oct07_2/a1682#203438

    14 Oct. 2008
  • The Logic of Organ Payments. A response to Matas, A. J. Should we pay donors to increase the supply of organs for transplantation? Yes. British Medical Journal 336: 18 June 2008. 1342. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/336/7657/1342#197424

    18 June 2008
  • Doctors, Religion, and Law.A commentary on the Golubchuk case. (Toronto) Globe and Mail .

    19 June 2008
  • The Golubchuk Case. An Editorial Response. Journal of the Canadian Medical Association . http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/eletters/178/9/1115#19277

    27 April 2008
  • Were Polio to Return Today... J. Canadian Medical Association 178: 1244

    1 April 2008
  • The Body in the World. Journal Canadian Medical Association 178:2, 191-3. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/178/2/191

    15 Jan. 2008
  • Re: Bioethics and the ‘Disabled.’ (Letter) Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. 1 Feb. 2008. Accessed 22 Dec. 2008 at http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/eletters/178/3/360#18435

    1 Feb. 2008
  • The Doctor in this House: Lessons from TV’s Dr. Gregory House, MD. Journal of the Canadian Medical Association 178.1, 67-8. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/178/1/67

    1 Jan. 2008
  • Robert Latimer: Bait and Switch. Journal Canadian Medical Association .178:3, 360.

    29 Jan. 2008
  • Bioethics? A Grand Idea. Journal of the Canadian Medical Association 178.1, 116. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/178/1/116

    1 Jan. 2008
  • Review: Is Tom Shakespeare Disabled?Symposium on Tom Shakespeare’s “Disability Rights and Wrongs”. Journal of Medical Ethics 34:1, 18-120

    Jan. 2008
  • Abwesende Tugenden: Wenn der Wilderer zum Wildhüter Wird.In, R Porz. Rehmann-Sutter, C. Scully J C. And M. Zimmermann-Acklin, Ed. Gekauftes Gewissen?: Zur Rolle der Bioethic in Institutionen. Paderborn, Switerland: Mentis.

    2007
  • Review: Foucault and the Government of Disability; Disability Rights and Wrongs. Metapsychology , http://mentalhelp.net/books/books.php?type=de&id=3636

    15 May 2007
  • "False Truths" Ethics and Mapping as a Profession. Cartographic Perspectives 54, 4-1.

    July 2006
  • Weaponizing Medicine at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay:"Tutti Fratelli" no more. (Editorial) J. of Medical Ethics 32: 249-255,

    May 2006
  • Disability and Ideology: A reply to Peter Singer. J. Disability Policy Studies 18.

    Winter 2005
  • Bioethics as Ideology. J. of Medicine & Philosophy In Press

    2005
  • The Ideology of Normalcy. The Ethics of Difference. J. Disability Policy Studies 16:2, 123-129.

    Fall 2005
  • The Challenge of Terri Schiavo: Lessons for Bioethics. J. of Medical Ethics 31, 376-378.

    Spring 2005
  • The Difference That Difference Makes: Bioethics and the Challenge of 'Disability'. J. Medicine and Philosophy . 29:6, 697-716.

    Winter 2004
  • The Ideology of Normalcy: The Ethics of Difference. J. Disability Policy Studies

    15 Oct. 2004
  • The Difference That Difference Makes:Bioethics and the Challenge of 'Disability'. J. Medicine and Philosophy 29:6

    Fall, 2004
  • Review: Hunting the 1918 Flu. Science and Public Policy

    Aug 2004
  • First: A Right to Be Born ... J. Medical Ethics Online , http://jme.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/28/2/65#72

    10 Dec 2003
  • Commentary on, J Savulescu, Is There a "Right Not to Be Born?"Reproductive Decision Making, Options and the Right to Information.J. Medical Ethics 28: 65-67.

    2002
  • Disability or End-of-Life?Competing Narratives in Bioethics (with Joe Kaufert).Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24, 459-469

    2003
  • Absent Virtues: The Poacher as Gamekeeper. Journal of Medical Ethics 29, 337-342.

    2004
  • What the Clinician Taught the Ethicist:Clinical Contributions to Ethical Concerns.>Medical Science Monitor 9, ET21-27.

    22 Sept. 2003
  • Remarks on 'Health Disparities':Reframing the Problem' by Kathleen E.Fuller.Medical Science Monitor 9:5; http://www.medscimonit.com/medscimonit/#10

    June 2003
  • Genetics, Eugenics, and Discrimination.At the beginning of the end of the Dark Ages of Social medicine.Gemmological Review , 45-55.

    May 200
  • Response to Wrongful Birth Suit. Canadian Down Syndrome Society Quarterly 16:1, 1:10

    Spring, 2003
  • Physician-Assisted Death(Letter) Hastings Center Report , 5-6,

    Feb. 2003
  • The Problem with Presumed Consent:A reply to Rackoff Am. Soc. Bioethics and the Humanities Exchange 5:3,

    2003
  • One Principle and Three Fallacies of Disability Studies. Journal of Medical Ethics 28:3,

    June 2002
  • Health Care and the Fragile.Submission to the Commission on the Future of Canadian Health Care (Ray Romanow, Chair)

    12 Mar. 2002
  • Listening to the Critics:A response to 'Clinical Ethics Revisited', BMC Medical Ethics 2:2. http://www.biomedcentral.com

    Jan. 2002
  • A Brief Clarification: Disability and Difference(Letter). Journal of Medical Ethics Online

    12 Feb. 2002
  • Disability and Difference:Balancing Social and Physical Constructions. J. Medical Ethics 27, 370-376.

    2001
  • Difference is Beautiful. Canadian Down Syndrome Society Newsletter , Summer and Fall Issues, 2001. Text of CDSS Plenary presentation spring, Edmonton,

    April 2001
  • Disabled Are Not Dogs(Commentary on the Robert Latimer case) Vancouver Sun A-15, 7 http://www.chninternational.com/tomkoch.htm

    Feb. 2001
  • Future States: Testing the Axioms Underlying Prospective, Future-Oriented, Health Planning Instruments. Social Science & Medicine 52:3, 453-466,

    Feb. 2001
  • Life Quality vs. the 'Quality of Life';Assumptions underlying prospective quality of life instruments in health care planning. Social Science & Medicine 51:3, 419-428,

    May 2000
  • The Illusion of Paradox:Commentary on Albrecht, G.L. and Develiger, P.J. "The Disability Paradox: High Quality Against All Odds". Social Science & Medicine 50:6, 757-59,

    March, 2000
  • Euthanasia: The Disability Perspective.In, Eds. K Braun, P. Blanchette and J. Pietsch, Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making , Newbury, CA: Sage Publications, 563-576,

    1999
  • Social Necessity, Individual Rights, and the Needs of the Fragile:Euthanasia in the context of end-of-life decision making. (with Kathryn Braun and Jim Pietsch). Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging , 5:1, 557-560,

    Spring, 1999
  • The Canadian Question: What's so great about intelligence? Cambridge Quarterly on Healthcare Ethics . 5:2, 307-210,

    1996
  • Organ Transplantation

  • Human Organs and Markets.Commentary on, A . Erin and John Harris An ethical market in human organ, J. Med Ethics 2003; 29: 137-138. http://jme.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/29/3/137#70

    10 Dec. 2003
  • Organ transplants without borders. National Post , A 13,

    30 April, 2001
  • Equality Versus Efficiency:The equality of solid organ distribution in the USA. (With Ken Denike) Ethics, Place, and Environment 4:1 45-56,

    2001
  • They Might as Well Be in Bolivia:Race, ethnicity and the problem of solid organ donation. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20:6, 563-474,

    Dec. 1999
  • The Organ Transplant Dilemma:What is Fair? What is Equitable? OR/MS Today , 26:1, 22-28,

    Feb. 1999
  • Organ Debate 'Transplanted' to Pages of OR/MS Today:Different Scales, Modes, and Methodologies. ORMS Today , 26:3, 17-18,

    June, 1999
  • The Transplant Dilemma. ORMS Today 26:1, 22-28,

    Feb. 1999
  • Transplantation: Fairness vs. Efficiency(Letter to the Editor). OR/MS Today 25:3, 8,

    Oct. 1998
  • Pilot Study on Transplant Eligibility Criteria: Valuing the Stories in Numbers. Pediatric Nursing 23:2, 160-2,

    Spring, 1997
  • Normative and Prescriptive Criteria: The Efficacy of Organ Transplantation Allocation Protocols. Theoretical Medicine 17:1, 75-93,

    Spring, 1996
  • Euthanasia/Humanness

  • Physician-assisted Death for the Terminally Ill. Hastings Center Report 31:3 (letter) 4,

    2001
  • A Response to: 'Difference and the Delivery of Healthcare'(Special Section: CQ 7:1), (with Kathryn Braun and Jim Pietsch) Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9:1, 124-128,

    Winter, 2000
  • Does the "Sanctity of Human Life" Doctrine Sanctify Humanness, or Life? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 8:4, 557-560,

    Fall, 1999
  • The Myth of Loving Murder. Reader's Digest . (Canadian Edition).

    Aug. 1996
  • Response to "Cloning, Technology, Policy and Ethics":Humanness, personhood, and a lamb named dolly (With Mary Rowell). Quarterly of Cambridge Healthcare Ethics 8:2,

    Spring, 1999
  • On the Subject(s) of Jack Kevorkian, MD:A Retrospective analysis Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 7:4, 436-441,

    Fall 1998
  • Living VS Dying 'with Dignity' A new perspective on the euthanasia Debate. Cambridge Quarterly on Healthcare Ethics . 5, 50-60,

    Winter, 1996
  • The Myth of Loving Murder. The Case of Jean and Cecil Brush. Toronto Life Magazine .

    Dec. 1996
  • Consensus/Decision Making

  • Listening to the Critics A Response to ‘Clinical Ethics revisited’, BMC News and Views 23., accessed 12 July 2001.

    6, July 2001
  • The Condorcet Jury Theorem in a Bioethical Context:The dynamics of group decision making (With Mark Ridgley). Group Decision and Negotiation 9:5, 379-392,

    2000
  • Consensus in Medical Decision Making:Analyzing the environment of discourse ethics (with Mark Ridgley). Ethics, Place and Environment 2:2, 201-217,

    Fall, 1999
  • The Dream of Consensus: Finding Common Ground in a Bioethical Context (with Mary Rowell). Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20:3, 261-273,

    Fall, 1999
  • Stillborn Bioethics: 1890-2001. Ethics Law, and Aging Review 6, Ed. Marshall Kapp (NY: Springer), 223-238,

    2000
  • We Live in the City, Not in a Study. OR/MS Today 27:2, 16-17,

    April, 2000
  • The Ethics of the Possible in Impossible Situations. Calyx: Ethical Issues in Pediatrics , 9:1, 3-4. Toronto: Hospital for Sick Children,

    Spring, 1999
  • Distanced Perspectives: Aids, Anencephaly, and AHP (with Mark Ridgley). Theoretical Medicine . 19:1, 47-58.

    Winter, 1998
  • Aids, Anencephaly and AHP:The effect of multicriterion modeling as a catalyst in bioethical decisionmaking (with Mark Ridgley). Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process . Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada,

    July, 1996
  • Notes on "Prison Infirmary Nurses: Professionalism and Principles". Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics 1:21, 3, Park Ridge Center, Chicago.

    June, 1996
  • Disclosure vs. Confidentiality: When Disaster Strikes, Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics . 1:16;3 Park Ridge Center Chicago,

    April, 1996
  • Internet/Online Ethics

  • The Ethical Professional as Endangered Person: Blog Notes on Doctor-Patient Relationships (With Sarah Jones). Journal of Medical Ethics 36: 371-374. http://jme.bmj.com/content/36/6/371.full.html

    June 2010
  • The Net Bridges the Gap:"Official medicine" and family caregivers. Medicine on the Net . 12-15,

    May, 1998
  • Review of Kenneth W. Goodman. Ethics, Computing, and Medicine. Doody's Review Service (on-line) .

    June, 1998
  • The Gulf Between: A Surrogate Faces Decision Making in the Context of Critical Care. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics . Vol. 4:2,

    Spring, 1995
  • Principles and Purpose: The Patient Surrogate's Perspective and Role. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 6:3.

    Fall, 1997