Roger Worthington PhD MA

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Interests

ethics; professionalism; public policy; medical education

Research Summary

Books on practical professionalism in medicine (with Prof R Hays) Radcliffe, 2013, and health policy and ethics (with Prof R Rohrbaugh) Radcliffe, 2011.

Recent papers: policy paper on Clinical Ethics for Health Quality and Safety Commission, New Zealand; articles for The Clinical Teacher, and essays for Bioethics Encylopedia, Macmillan Pallgrave 2014.

Selected Publications

  • WORTHINGTON, R and HAYS, R (author/editors) Practical Professionalism in Medicine: A global case-based workbook Radcliffe Publishing, London, UK Sep 2013 ISBN 978-184619-584-6
  • MACDONALD A, and WORTHINGTON R (Policy document). 2012 New Zealand Health and Safety Quality Commission The role of clinical ethics within the health care system of New Zealand
  • WORTHINGTON R and HAYS R. Responding to Unprofessional Behaviours. Clinical Teacher. 2012; 9(2): 71–74. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2011.00516.x
  • WORTHINGTON R and ROHRBAUGH R [authors] Health policy and Ethics: A critical examination of values from a global perspective. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford [2011] ISBN 9781846193101
  • WORTHINGTON R and GOGNE A Cultural aspects of primary healthcare in india: A case- based analysis. Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2011, 10:8 doi:10.1186/1447-056X-10-8. Available online at:
  • WORTHINGTON R and MERCURIO M [contributors] Family Beliefs and the Medical Care of Children. In: DIEKEMA, DS [editor] Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics. Cambridge University Press, USA [2011] ISBN 9780521173612

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