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Section H: Reading list

Aulisio MP, Arnold RM, Younger SJ (eds) Ethics consultation: From theory to practice. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (2003).

Beauchamp T, Childress J. 2001. Principles of Biomedical Ethics. 5th edition Oxford University Press

Blackburn, S. 2001. Ethics: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press

BMA . 2004. Medical Ethics Today. London, BMA Books

Boyd, K.M., Higgs, R., Pinching, A.J., (1997) The New Dictionary of Medical Ethics BMJ Publishing Group, London

Campell A, Gillett G, Jones G. 2001. Medical Ethics. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press

Ehleben C M, Childs B H, Saltzman S L. What is it exactly that you do? A “snapshot” of an ethicist at work. HEC Forum. 1998;10(1):71-4.

Gillon, R., (1986) Philosophical Medical Ethics Chichester, Wiley

Glover, J., (1997) Causing Death and Saving Lives Harmondsworth, Penguin

Hope T (2004) Medical Ethics A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press

Hope T, Savulescu J, Hendrick J 2003 Medical ethics and the law, the core curriculum.
Churchill Livingston. Chapter 1

Jiwani B. An introduction to health ethics committees. Provisional Health Ethics Network (2001).

Journal of Medical Ethics – Clinical Ethics Committees Supplement 2001, April, Vol 27, Supplement 1.

Komatsu G I, Goodman-Crews P, Cohn F, Young E W. Effect of ethics consultations on non beneficial life-sustaining treatments in the intensive care setting: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003;290(9):1166-72.

Larcher V, Lask B, McCarthy J. Paediatrics at the cutting edge: do we need clinical ethics committees? JME1997;23:245 - 249.

Mautner, T., ed. (1997) Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy Penguin Books

McCall Smith A, Tonks A, Smith R. An ethics committee for the BMJ. BMJ 2000; 321: 720

Meslin E, Rayner C, Larcher V, Hope T, Savulescu J. Hospital Ethics Committees in the United Kingdom. HEC Forum 1996; 8(5):301-315

Parker M, Dickenson D. 2001. The Cambridge medical ethics workbook: case studies, commentaries and activities. Cambridge University Press.

Parker M, Hope T. Ways of Thinking About Ethics. Medicine 2000;28:10:2-5

Rachels J. 1995. The elements of moral philosophy. 2nd edition Mc Graw Hill

Singer, P., ed. (1986) Applied Ethics (e.g. vi, J. Harris, The Survival Lottery) Oxford University Press

Singer, P., ed. (1991) A Companion to Ethics (e.g. Essays 10, 14, 20, 21 and 22) Oxford, Blackwell

Slowther A, Bunch C, Woolnough B, Hope T. Clinical Ethics Support in the UK: A review of the current position and likely development. 2001; London; The Nuffield Trust

Slowther A, Hope T. Clinical ethics committees: They can change clinical practice but need evaluation. BMJ 2000;321:649-650

Slowther A, Johnston C, Goodall J and Hope T. Development of clinical ethics committees. BMJ 2004;328:950 - 952

Slowther A, Underwood M. Is there a need for a clinical ethics support service in the UK? JME1998;24:207.

Spicker S (ed) The Healthcare Ethics Committee Experience. Krieger Publishing Company. 1998

The Report of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation, 1998

Thomson A. Critical Reasoning in Ethics: a practical introduction. Routledge. 1999.

Tonks A, McCall Smith A, Smith R. The BMJ’s ethics committee is open for business. BMJ 2001;322:1263 –1264

UK Clinical Ethics Network, Report on the Network Questionnaire, 2003

Warburton, N., (1999) Philosophy, the Basics Routedge. 3rd Edition. Introduction and Chapter 2.

Warburton, N., (1998) Philosophy, the Classics Routledge. Chapters 1, 2, 11, and 14.

Watson AR. An ethics if clinical practice committee: should every hospital have one? Proc Roy Coll Phys Edin 1999;29:335-337

Wilson Ross J, Glaser JW, Rasinski-Gregory JD, McIver Gibson J, Bayley C. Health Care Ethics Committees: the next generation. American Hospital Publishing, Inc. 1993.