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Publications

The Affiliated Faculty and Staff of the Program for Biomedical Ethics are dedicated to publishing scholarly work and research in peer-reviewed journals. This list contains recent ethics related work from our faculty and staff.

Publications

Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH

  • Ananth, P., Monsereenusorn, C., Ma, C., Al-Sayegh, H., Wolfe, J., & Rodriguez-Galindo, C. Influence of early-phase clinical trial enrollment on patterns of end-of-life for children with advanced cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Vol.65(1), Jan. 2018: e26748.
  • Ananth, P., Ma, C., Al-Sayegh, H., Kroon, L., Klein, V., Wharton, C., Hallez, E., Braun, I., Michelson, K., Rosenberg, A.R., London, W., Wolfe, J. Provider Perspectives on Use of Medical Marijuana in Children with Cancer. Pediatrics, Vol. 141(1), Jan. 2018: e20170559.
  • Ananth, P., Reed-Weston, A., Wolfe, J. Medical marijuana in pediatric oncology: a review of the evidence and implications for practice. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Vol. 65(2), Feb. 2018: e26826.

Nancy Rockmore Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd

  • Angoff, N.R., Duncan, L., Roxas, N., Hansen, H. Power Day: Addressing the Use and Abuse of Power in Medical Training. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 2016, 13(2), 203-2013,DOI 10.1007/s11673-016-9714-4

Ramesh K. Batra, MD, MA (Bioethics), FRCS, FACS

  • Batra, R., & Latham, S (2021). Frailty, an imperfect Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rationing criterion. The American Journal of Bioethics. doi:10.1080/15265161.2021.1980142
  • Batra, R. K. (2021). The Ethical Challenges of Stem Cell Therapy in Vascular Disorders. In T. P. Navarro, L. L. N. Minchillo Lopes, & A. Dardik (Eds.), Stem Cell Therapy for Vascular Diseases: State of the Evidence and Clinical Applications (pp. 105-113). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Jaffe, A., Schilsky, M. L., Deshpande, R., & Batra, R. (2020). Liver Transplantation in the Time of COVID19: Barriers and Ethical considerations for Management and Next Steps. Hepatol Commun, 4(9), 1242-1256. doi:10.1002/hep4.156
  • Batra, R. K. (2020). Utility of Liver Transplantation Within the Bounds of Non-futility. Current Transplantation Reports, 7(3), 187-193. doi:10.1007/s40472-020-00288-w
  • Batra, R., & Rubman, S. (2019). Absence of Evidence Is Not Evidence of Absence. The American Journal of Bioethics, 19(11), 29-31. doi:10.1080/15265161.2019.1665738
  • Batra, R. (2019). Ethical Implications in Donor and Recipient Utilization for Liver Transplant. Current Transplantation Reports, 6. doi:10.1007/s40472-019-00252-3
  • Batra R, Mulligan D (2021). Ethical and Legal Issues: UNOS and Living Donation: Present and Future Donor Policies. Living Donor Organ Transplantation, Springer; 3.4 (2021) (In Press)

Laura Bothwell, MD

  • Bothwell, L., A. Richterich, and J. Greene. Bioethical Issues in Pharmacoepidemiologic Research. In Textbook of Pharmacoepidemiology, 3rd edition, ed. B.L. Strom, S. E. Kimmel, and S. Hennessy. Wiley, Hoboken: 2021.

Lori Bruce

  • Bruce, L. (2021). BioLaw Journal/Rivista di BioDiritto (Italian) Global Solidarity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution. March 3, 2021.
  • Bruce L, Tallman R. Promoting racial equity in COVID-19 resource allocation. Journal of Medical Ethics Published Online First: 29 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106794
  • Earp, B. D., Lewis, J., Hart, C. L., & with Bioethicists and Allied Professionals for Drug Policy Reform. (2020). Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs. The American Journal of Bioethics, 1-29. "Developing a Triage Protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic: Allocating Scarce Medical Resources in a Public Health Emergency." Benjamin Tolchin, Stephen R. Latham, Lori Bruce, Lauren E. Ferrante, Katherine Kraschel, Karen Jubanyik, Sarah C. Hull, Jennifer L. Herbst, Jennifer Kapo, Ernest D. Moritz, John Hughes, Mark D. Siegel, and Mark Mercurio. The Journal of Clinical Ethics, September 2020.
  • Bruce, L., “A Pot Ignored Boils On: Sustained Calls for Explicit Consent of Intimate Medical Exams.” HEC Forum (March, 2020).
  • “Access to Therapeutic and Palliative Drugs in the Context of Covid-19: Justice and the Relief of Suffering.” Nancy Berlinger, PhD; Jean Abbott, MD, MH, HEC-C; Aimee Milliken, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Felicia Cohn, PhD, HEC-C; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH; Grace Oei, MD, HEC-C; Nneka Sederstrom, PhD; Adira Hulkower, JD, MS, HEC-C; Hannah I. Lipman, MD, MS; Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Lori Bruce, MA, MBE, HEC-C; Nancy Piper Jenks, MS, CFNP; D. Micah Hester, PhD. The Hastings Center, July 14, 2020.
  • “Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions Responding to Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to COVID-19. Managing Uncertainty, Safeguarding Communities, Guiding Practice.” Nancy Berlinger, PhD; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH; Tia Powell, MD; D. Micah Hester, PhD; Aimee Milliken, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Rachel Fabi, PhD; Felicia Cohn, PhD, HEC-C; Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Jamie Carlin Watson, PhD; Lori Bruce, MA, MBE; Elizabeth J. Chuang, MD, MPH; Grace Oei, MD, HEC-C; Jean Abbott, MD, HEC-C; Nancy Piper Jenks, MS, CFNP, FAANP. The Hastings Center, March 16, 2020. Invited paper.
  • COVID-19: Supporting Ethical Care and Responding to Moral Distress in a Public Health Emergency Guidance, tools, and resources for Hospital Ethics Committees (HECs) Clinical Ethics Consultation (CEC). Nancy Berlinger, PhD; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH; Tia Powell, MD; D. Micah Hester, PhD; Aimee Milliken, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Rachel Fabi, PhD; Felicia Cohn, PhD, HEC-C; Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Jamie Carlin Watson, PhD; Lori Bruce, MA, MBE; Elizabeth J. Chuang, MD, MPH; Grace Oei, MD, HEC-C; Jean Abbott, MD, HEC-C; Nancy Piper Jenks, MS, CFNP, FAANP. The Hastings Center, March 24, 2020. Invited paper.
  • “Responding to Covid-19 as a Regional Public Health Challenge: Preliminary Guidelines for Regional Collaboration Involving Hospitals.” Nancy Berlinger, PhD; Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH; Aimee Milliken, RN, PhD, HEC-C; Felicia Cohn, PhD, HEC-C; Laura K. Guidry-Grimes, PhD; Lori Bruce, MA, MBE; Grace Oei, MD, HEC-C; Hannah I. Lipman, MD, MS; Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD The Hastings Center, April 28, 2020. Invited paper.
  • “The #10YearChallenge: Harmless Fun or Cause for Concern?” Bioethics.net Blog; February 11, 2019. Lori Bruce & Olya Kudina.
  • “Ethical Considerations in the Prioritization of Health Care Workers during Covid-19;” MEDPAGE TODAY, July 6, 2020. Hull, Sarah C. MD, MBE; Bruce, Lori MA, MBE, HEC-C, Tolchin, Benjamin MD, MS.
  • Bruce, L., “Invasive Pediatric Procedures by Physicians-in-Training: Recommendations on Consent and Oversight by a Community Bioethics Forum;” presented to Yale Pediatrics Department, April 22, 2015. “Administration Provides New HCP Protections: Permits Healthcare Providers to Discriminate;” Bioethics.net (blog of The American Journal of Bioethics), January 20, 2018.
  • “Safe Haven Laws are Failing Women and Children;” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 23, 2019.
  • Duffy, Thomas, MD, Harvard University, Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality, Blog post:In The Secular Profession of Medicine, March 1, 2019.
  • Duffy, Thomas, MD, Harvard University, Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality, Blog post:Integrating Spiritual Care Into Palliative Medicine: A Personal Perspective, September 25, 2018.
  • &Duffy, Thomas, MD, Harvard University, Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality, Blog post:Forgiveness A Public Health Issue?, August 16, 2018.
  • Duffy, Thomas, MD, Harvard University, Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality, Blog post:Are Medicine And Religion Separate? Part 2: The Nature Of Physician Authority, June 11, 2018.

Brian D. Earp, M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Phil., M.A.

  • Sterri, A., & Earp, B. D. (in press). The ethics of sex robots. In C. Véliz (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Earp, B. D., Mishori, R., & Rotta, A. T. (in press). Newborn circumcision techniques and medical ethics. American Family Physician, in press.
  • Earp, B. D., & Johnsdotter, S. (in press). Current critiques of the WHO policy on female genital mutilation. IJIR [sexual medicine journal of Nature], in press.
  • Earp, B. D. (in press). Why was the U.S. ban on female genital mutilation ruled unconstitutional, and what does this have to do with male circumcision? Ethics, Medicine & Public Health, in press.
  • Earp, B. D., Lewis, J., Dranseika, V., & Hannikainen, I. (in press). Experimental philosophical bioethics and normative inference. Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics, in press.
  • Fish, M., Shahvisi, A., Gwaambuka, T., Tangwa, G. B., Ncayiyana, D., & Earp, B. D. (in press). A new Tuskegee? Unethical human experimentation and Western neocolonialism in the mass circumcision of African men. Developing World Bioethics, in press.
  • Notini, L., Earp, B. D., Gillam, L., McDougall, R., Savulescu, J., & Pang, K. (2020). Forever young? The ethics of ongoing puberty suppression in non-binary adults. Journal of Medical Ethics, online ahead of print at https://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/24/medethics-2019-106012.
  • Earp, B. D. (2020). Protecting children from medically unnecessary genital cutting without stigmatizing women’s bodies: implications for sexual pleasure and pain. Archives of Sexual Behavior, online ahead of print at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01633-x
  • Myers, A., & Earp, B. D. (2020). What is the best age to circumcise? A medical and ethical analysis. Bioethics, online ahead of print at https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12714
  • Blumenthal-Barby, J., Boyd, K., Earp, B. D., Frith, L., McDougall, R., McMillan, J., Wall, J. (2020). Pandemic medical ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46 (6), 353-354.
  • Earp, B. D., Latham, S. R., & Tobia, K. P. (2020). Personal transformation and advance directives: an experimental bioethics approach. American Journal of Bioethics, 20(8), 72-75.
  • Earp, B. D. (2020). What is gender for? The Philosopher, 108(2), 94-99.
  • Earp, B. D. (2020). Systems thinking in gender and medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(4), 225-226.
  • Sharif Mohamed, F., Wild, V., Earp, B. D., Johnson-Agbakwu, C. & Abdulcadir, J. (2020). Clitoral reconstruction after female genital mutilation/cutting: a review of surgical techniques and ethical debate. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17(3), 531–542.
  • Earp, B. D. (2020). Gender or genital autonomy? Why framing nontherapeutic genital cutting as a children's rights issue is both ethically and pragmatically necessary. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 42(2), e17
  • Earp, B. D., Demaree-Cotton, J., Dunn, M., Dranseika, V., Everett, J. A. C., Feltz, A., Geller, G., Hannikainen, I. R., Jansen, L., Knobe, J., Kolak, J., Latham, S., Lerner, A., May, J., Mercurio, M., Mihailov, E., Rodriguez-Arias, D., Rodriguez Lopez, B., Savulescu, J., Sheehan, M., Strohminger, N., Sugarman, J., Tabb, K., & Tobia, K. (2020). Experimental philosophical bioethics. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 11(1), 30-33.
  • Hodson, N., Earp, B. D., Townley, L., & Bewley, S. (2019). Defining and regulating the boundaries of sex and sexuality. Medical Law Review, 27(4), 541-552.
  • Hodson, N., Townley, L., & Earp, B. D. (2019). Removing harmful options: the law and ethics of international commercial surrogacy. Medical Law Review, 27(4), 597-622.
  • Nyholm, S., Earp, B. D., & Danaher, J. (2019). Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies and quantified relationship technologies: overlapping ethical concerns. AJOB Neuroscience, 10(4), 167-170.
  • Earp, B. D. (2019). Callahanian bioethics. Hastings Center Report, 49(5), 7-8.
  • Earp, B. D. (2019). Love and enhancement technology. In C. Grau & A. Smuts (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Love (online ahead of print). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Earp, B. D. (2019). The child’s right to bodily integrity. In D. Edmonds (Ed.). Ethics and the Contemporary World (pp. 217-235) Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
  • Shahvisi, A., & Earp, B. D. (2019). The law and ethics of female genital cutting. In S. Creighton & L.-M. Liao (Eds.) Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Solution to What Problem? (pp. 58-71). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Earp, B. D., & Vierra, A. (2018). Sexual orientation minority rights and high-tech conversion therapy. In D. Boonin (Ed.), Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy (pp. 535-550). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Earp, B. D., & The Brussels Collaboration on Bodily Integrity. (2019). Medically unnecessary genital cutting and the rights of the child: moving toward consensus. American Journal of Bioethics, 19(10), 17-28.
  • Earp, B. D., Skorburg, J. A., Everett, J. A. C., & Savulescu, J. (2019). Addiction, identity, morality.American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics, 10(2), 136-153.
  • Earp, B. D., and Darby, R. (2019). Circumcision, autonomy and public health. Public Health Ethics, 12(1), 64-81.
  • Earp, B. D., & Savulescu, J. (2018). Love drugs: Why scientists should study the effects of pharmaceuticals on human romantic relationships. Technology in Society, 52(1), 10-16.
  • Earp, B. D. (2018). Psychedelic moral enhancement. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 83(1), 415-439.
  • Earp, B. D., & Steinfeld, R. (2018). Genital autonomy and sexual well-being. Current Sexual Health Reports, 10(1), 7-17.
  • Griffy-Brown, C., Earp, B. D., & Rosas, O. (2018). Technology and the good society. Technology in Society, 52(1), 1-3.
  • Frisch, M., & Earp, B. D. (2018). Circumcision of male infants and children as a public health measure in developed countries: a critical assessment of recent evidence. Global Public Health, 13(5), 626-641
  • Earp, B. D., Wudarczyk, O. A., Foddy, B., & Savulescu, J. (2017): Addicted to love: What is love addiction and when should it be treated? Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 77-92.
  • Earp, B. D. (2017). What is it like to be a bee?Think: A Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 45, 43-49.
  • Earp, B. D., Foddy, B., Wudarczyk, O. A., & Savulescu, J. (2017). Love addiction: reply to Jenkins and Levy. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 24(1), 101-103
  • Earp, B. D., Douglas, T., & Savulescu, J. (2017). Moral neuroenhancement. In S. Johnson & K. Rommelfanger(Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics (pp. 166-184). Abingdon and New York: Routledge..
  • Danaher J., Earp, B. D., & Sandberg, A. (2017). Should we campaign against sex robots? In J. Danaher & N. McArthur (Eds.), Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (pp. 47-71). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Matthew S. Ellman, MD

  • Talwalkar JS, Moriarty JP, Ellman MS. Students’ experiences with death and dying prior to medical school: a content analysis of students’ written reflections. Amer J Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909119847965.
  • Holt SR, Rosenbaum J, Ellman M, Doolittle B, Tobin DG. Physicians should play a role in ensuring safe firearm ownership. J Gen Intern Med. 2019; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05034.2.
  • Ellman MS. Simulation training in palliative care: state of the art and future directions. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. 2018;9:915-924.
  • Holt SR, Rosenbaum J, Ellman M, Doolittle B, Tobin DG. Physicians should play a role in ensuring safe firearm ownership. J Gen Intern Med. 2019; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05034.2.
  • Bapat A, Ellman MS, Moyer K, Morrison LM. Palliative Care Teaching in the Yale Internal Medicine Curriculum: How Are We Doing? (S710). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2017;53(2):414 – 415.
  • Moyer K, Morrison LM, Encandela J, Kennedy C, Plumley E, Bapat A, Ellman MS. A New Competency-Based Instrument to Assess Residents’ Self-Efficacy and Knowledge in Palliative Care (S779). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2017;53(2);453 – 454.
  • Moyer K, Bapat A, Morrison LM, Ellman MS. Are Internal Medicine Residents Meeting the Bar? Comparing Resident Knowledge and Self-Efficacy to Published Palliative Care Competencies (S777). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2017; 53(2):452 – 453.
  • Tse CS, Ellman MS. Development, implementation, and evaluation of a terminal and hospice care educational online module for pre-clinical students. BMJ Support and Palliat Care. 2016.
  • Ellman MS, Putnam A, Green M, Pfeiffer C, Bia M. Demonstrating medical student competency in palliative care: development and evaluation of a new “OSCE” station. J Palliat Med. 2016.
  • Ellman MS, Fortin AH, Putnam A, Bia M.Implementing and evaluating a four-year integrated end-of-life care curriculum for medical students. Teaching and Learning in Med. 2016; 28(2):229-239.
  • Tse CS, Morrison LJ, Ellman MS. Pre-clinical medical students’ diverse educational and emotional responses to a required hospice experience. Amer J Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2016.doi.org/10.1177/1049909116652574
  • Ellman MS, Putnam A, Green M, Pfeiffer C, Bia M. Demonstrating medical student competency in palliative care: development and evaluation of a new “OSCE” station. J Palliat Med. 2016;19(7):706-11.
  • Doolittle B, Tobin D, Ellman M, Genao I, Ruser C, Brienza R. Implementing the patient-­centered medical home in residency education.Educ Health. 2015; 28(1):74-78.
  • "Unmet Needs, Unwanted Persons: A Call for Expansion of Safe Haven Laws", Lori Bruce, Hastings Center Report. Volume 46, Issue 5. September/October 2016. Pages 7–8.