Academic Work on the Intersection of Neurology and Medical Ethics
June 20, 2012
Welcome to the Ethics Section’s featured academic work on the intersection of neurology and medical ethics. We hope you will enjoy these links to what we have found to be interesting, controversial, and compelling work.
The interplay between ethics, the nervous system, and the social and medical context in which we treat neurological disease is both touching and thought provoking. Here is a brief glimpse into this growing area of importance.
- Nass R, Hamid H. Ethical Perspectives in Neurology. SUDEP: who do you tell? Continuum, 2010; 16.
- Bernat JL. Chronic consciousness disorders. Annual Review of Medicine 2009;60:381–392.
- Bernat JL. Ethical issues in the treatment of severe brain injury: the impact of new technologies. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2009;1157:117–130.
- Bernat JL. Contemporary controversies in the definition of death. In, Laureys S, Schiff N, Owen A (eds). Coma Science: Clinical and Ethical Implications. Progress in Brain Research 2009;177:21–31.
- Bernat JL. Point/Counterpoint Editorial: Are donors after circulatory death really dead and does it matter? Yes and Yes. Chest 2010;138:13–16. Bernat JL. Rebuttal. Chest 2010;138:18–19.
- Bernat JL. The debate over death determination in DCD. Hastings Center Report 2010;40(3):3.
- Bernat JL. The natural history of chronic disorders of consciousness (editorial). Neurology 2010;75:206–207.
- Bernat JL. How the distinction between “irreversible” and “permanent” illuminates circulatory–respiratory death determination. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2010;35(3):242–255.
- Bernat JL. Current controversies in states of chronic unconsciousness. Neurology 2010;75 (Suppl 1): S33–S38.
- Rodrigue C, Riopelle RJ, Bernat JL, Racine R. Caring for patients with disorders of consciousness: highlights from the perspectives of healthcare providers on communication and end–of–life decision making, Res Cogitans 2011;8(1):25–32.
- Cheshire WP. Just enhancement. Ethics & Medicine 2010; 26(1): 7–10
- Cheshire WP. Does alien hand syndrome refute free will? Ethics & Medicine 2010; 26(2): 71–74.
- Cheshire WP. Doing no harm to Hippocrates: reality and virtual reality in ethics education. Ethics & Medicine 2010; 26(3): 137–142.
- Cheshire WP. Turning a blind eye: an ethical assessment. Ethics & Medicine 2011; 27(1): 7–11.
- Cheshire WP. The origami brain: from neural folds to neuroethics. Ethics & Medicine 2011; 27(2): 79–83.
- Cochrane TI, Bianchi M. “Take my organs, please”: a living will. [Open Peer Commentary] American Journal of Bioethics. 2011;11(8):56–58.