Centers and Institutes

Institute of Catholics Bioethics

Publications

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Books

  • To Treat Or Not To Treat: The Ethical Methodology Of Richard A. McCormick, S.J. As Applied To Treatment Decisions For Handicapped Newborns (Omaha, NE.: Creighton University Press, Fall 2003)
  • Death With Dignity: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Caregivers of the Terminally Ill (Scranton, Pa.: University of Scranton Press, Summer 2011).


Book Chapters:

  • "An Interdisciplinary, International Approach to Justice in Health" in Jesuit Health Sciences and the Promotion of Justice: An Invitation to a Discussion edited by Drs. Jos Welie and Judith Kissell, Marquette University Press, 2004.
  • "An Obligation To Treat Pain?"  in Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy, Giordano J, Boswell, MV [eds.])(Linton Atlantic Press, Nashville, TN, Oxford, UK), October 2009. 
  • "Spirituality and End-of-Life Care," in Theology and the 21st Century (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010).
  • "Surgical Vaccine: Should Male Circumcision Be Mandatory in Sub-Saharan Africa," in Bioethics: Principles, Perspectives and Methodologies (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010).

 Periodicals:

  • "Notes On Suffering, Death And Native American Spirituality," America 177, December 13, 1997.
  • "A Legacy Of Mistrust: African Americans, The Medical Profession And AIDS," Linacre Bioethics Quarterly 65 February, 1998. 
  • "The Ethics Of Placebo-Controlled Trials for Perinatal Transmission Of HIV In Developing Countries," AIDS & Public Policy Journal 13 Spring, 1998.
  • "The Transition Between Ending Medical Treatment And Beginning Palliative Care: The Need For A Ritual Response," Worship 72 July, 1998.
  • "The Ethics Of Placebo-Controlled Trials For Perinatal Transmission Of HIV In Developing Countries," The Journal of Clinical Ethics 9 Summer, 1998.
  • "Mission: Just Do It," National Jesuit News, October, 1998.
  • "The Ethics Of Needle Exchange Programs," AIDS & Public Policy Journal 13 Winter, 1998.
  • "To Treat Or Not To Treat: Ethical Dilemma Of Alternative Medicine Therapies," AIDS & Public Policy Journal, 14 Fall, 1999.
  • "Methotrexate and Tubal Pregnancies: Direct Or Indirect Abortion?" Linacre Bioethics Quarterly 67 February, 2000.
  • "The Ethics Of Medical Marijuana: Government Restrictions vs. Medical Necessity," Journal of Public Health Policy 21 Spring, 2000.
  • "The Million Dollar Question," Hastings Center Report 30, September-October 2000.
  • “The Ethics of Alternative Medicine Therapies,” Journal of Public Health Policy 21, Winter 2000.
  • “What Residents Are Not Learning: Observations In A NICU,” Academic Medicine 76, May 2001.
  • “Building A Policy In Pediatrics For Medical Futility,” Pediatric Nursing 27 March-April 2001.
  • "Needle Exchange Programs And HIV Prevention: The Greater Good Or The Promotion Of Evil," Linacre Bioethics Quarterly 68, May 2001.
  • “The Ethics Of Needle Exchange Programs,” Review of Contemporary Psychiatry 8, February 2001. This was published in Russian with permission from the author and the AIDS & Public Policy Journal.
  • “Medical Futility In Pediatrics: Is It Time For A Public Policy?” Journal of Public Health Policy 23, 2002.
  • “Placebo Surgery For Parkinson’s Disease: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?” Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 30, 2002.
  • “Pain Management: Can A Formalized Policy Help?” Health Progress 83, July-August 2002.
  • “Mother and Son: The Case Of Medical Marijuana,” The Hastings Center Report 33, September-October 2002.
  • “AIDS Research In Developing Countries: Do The Ends Justify The Means,” Medical Science Monitor 8, September 2002.
  • “The Cry To Save A Continent: Drug Companies And AIDS In Africa,” America 187, November 25, 2002.
  • “Confidentiality And The Physician-Patient Relationship: Ethical Reflections From A Surgical Waiting Room,” Medical Science Monitor 8, November 2002.
  • "The Ethics of Mandatory HIV Testing Of All Pregnant Women," Linacre Bioethics Quarterly 70 (1) February 2003.
  • “Is It Ethical And Legal To Give A Child Medical Marijuana?” Foreword to Jeffrey’s Journey: A Determined Mother’s Battle For Medical Marijuana For Her Son by Debbie Jeffries (Rocklin, CA.: LaRayne Publishers, 2003): 1-4.
  • “Medical Marijuana: Should Minors Have The Same Rights As Adults?” Medical Science Monitor 9 (6) June 2003.
  • “Prejudice and the Medical Profession: Racism, Sometimes Overt, Sometimes Subtle, Continues to Plague U.S. Health Care,” Health Progress 84 (5) September-October 2003.
  • “Fighting AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is a Public-Private Partnership a Viable, Paradigm?” Medical Science Monitor 9 (9) September 2003.
  • "Morphine vs. ABT-594: A Re-examination By The Principle Of Double Effect," Linacre Bioethics Quarterly 70 (2) May 2003.
  • “Sham Surgery: To Cut or Not To Cut-That Is The Ethical Dilemma,” The American Journal of Bioethics 3 (4) Fall 2003.
  • “To Be Or Not To Be A Donor: A Person’s Right Of Informed Consent,” Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation 8 (4) December 2003.
  • “Medication Errors in Family Practice, in Hospitals and After Discharge From the Hospital: An Ethical Analysis,” Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (2) Summer 2004.
  • “Who Cares About Ethics,” Health Progress 85 (3), May-June 2000.
  • “Looking Into The Heart,” America 192 (6), February 21, 2005.“Face Transplantation: A Medical Perspective,” Medical Science Monitor 11 (1) January 2005.
  • “Face Transplantation: Part II-An Ethical Perspective,” Medical Science Monitor 11 (2) 2005.
  • “Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV in Botswana: An Ethical Perspective on Mandatory Testing,” Developing World Bioethics 6 January 2006.
  • “Is the NovaSure System Ethical? - Some Have Questioned the Treatment’s Use in Catholic Facilities,” Health Progress 86 (6), November-December 2005.
  • “To Circumcise Or Not To Circumcise: A Catholic Ethical Analysis,” Health Progress 87 (5) September-October 2006.
  • “Tube Feedings and Persistent Vegetative State Patients: Ordinary or Extraordinary Means?” Christian Bioethics 12 May 2006.
  • “Decision-Making in Neonatology: An Ethical Analysis,” Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology 5 (2) December 2005.
  • “Physician Participation In Executions: Care Giver or Executioner?” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 34 (1) Spring 2006.
  • “Medical Ethics at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib: The Problem of Dual Loyalty,” accepted for publication Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. 43 (3) Fall 2006.
  • "Financial Incentives For Cadaveric Organ Donation: An Ethical Analysis." The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics. 4 (1) Fall 2006.
  • "Patient Deaths in New Orleans: Mercy Killing or Palliative Care?"  The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics. 4 (2) Spring 2007.
  • "Medical Futility: legal and ethical analysis". Virtual Mentor, AMA Journal of Ethics. 9 (5) May 2007.
  • "Richard A. McCormick, S.J.'s dual Epistemology in Bioethics," accepted for publication in Christian Bioethics.
  • "Decision-Making in Neonatology:  An Ethical Analysis from the Catholic Perspective," Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics 1 (Fall 2007).
  • "Do No Harm: a Global Dilemma in Health Care," Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics 1 (Fall 2007).
  • “Mandatory Neonatal Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa: Medical and Ethical Analysis,” Medical Science Monitor 13 (12) December 2007.
  • “Mandatory Neonatal Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa: Medical and Ethical Analysis,” Slides Online Digital Library, Pediatrics 2008.
  • “Financial Incentives for Organ Donation,” Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics, 2, 2, Fall 2008.
  • “Richard McCormick, S.J.’s And Dual Epistemology,” Christian Bioethics 14, 3 December 2008.
  • “Health Care Access For Migrant Farmworkers: A Paradigm For Better Health,” Journal of Health 8, 2, January 2009.
  • “Undue Burden? The Vatican and Artificial Nutrition and Hydration,” Commonweal, February 3, 2009.
  • “Prejudice and the Medical Profession: A Five Year Update,” Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37, Spring 2009.
  • “Embryo Donation/Adoption: Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives,” Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics 5 (2), Spring 2009
  • "The Vatican and Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: Consortium of Jesuit Bioethic's Programs Response to William E. May," Commonweal, CXXXVI, no. 8, April 24, 2009.
  • Wer Entscheidet bei Medizinischer Aussichtslosigkeit? Rechtliche und Ethische Aspekte, AMOS International Journal 3 (2), Summer 2009.
  • "Frozen Embryos: Application of the Extraordinary/Ordinary Means Distinction from the Catholic Perspective. "accepted for publication Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • Jesuit Bioethics Group Endorses Health Care Reform. "The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, Vol. 39, No. 4, July-August 2009.

Book Reviews:

  • Disease And Diagnosis: Value-Dependent Realism by William E. Stempsey, M.D., Theological Studies, December 2000.
  • Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics by David F. Kelly, Ph.D., Journal of Law and Religion, October 2005.
Scholar & Fellows Publications:
  • Peter A. Clark, S.J., Ph.D. & Catherine Mikus, Esq."Medical Futility: Is It Time To Establish A Formalized Policy?" Health Progress 81 July-August 2000.
  • Peter A. Clark and Uday Deshmukh, M.D. "The Ethics Of Non-Heart Beating Organ Donation,” The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 4 (3) August 2004.
  • Peter A. Clark and Frank Bernt. "An Interdisciplinary, International Approach to Justice in Health" in Jesuit Health Sciences and the Promotion of Justice: An Invitation to a Discussion edited by Drs. Jos Welie and Judith Kissell, Marquette University Press, 2004.
  • Peter Clark, Frank Bernt, Patricia Talone and Josita Starrs. “Ethics Committees In Catholic Hospitals” Health Progress 87 (2) March-April 2006.
  • Peter Clark S.J., Ph.D.; Luke Surry, "Mercy Health Promoters: A Paradigm for Implementing Third World Practices for Resource-Poor Conditions of the Developed World," Medical Science Monitor 13 (3) March 2007.
  • Peter Clark SJ, Ph.D.; Sr. Megan Brown, RSM, D.Min; & Mathew Mathew, M.D., "Regaining Minorities' Trust". Health Progress. 88 (3) May-June 2007.
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; Lauren Vasta, "The Ashley Treatment: An Ethical Analysis," Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics 5 (1) Fall 2007.
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; Justin Eisenman, Stephen Szapor, "Mandatory Neonatal Mail Circumcision in the Sub-Saharan Africa: Medical and Ethical Analysis," Medical Science Monitor. 13 (12) December 2007.
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; Krysta Contino, “Health Care Access For Migrant Farmworkers: A Paradigm For Better Health,” Journal of Health 8, 2, January 2009.
  • Clark, P, Aita, M. et al., “The Vatican and Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: Consortium of Jesuit Bioethic's Programs Response to William E. May,” Commonweal, Vol. CXXXVI, no. 8, April 24, 2009. 
  • “An Obligation To Treat Pain?”  in Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy, Giordano J, Boswell, MV [eds.])(Linton Atlantic Press, Nashville, TN, Oxford, UK), December 2009.
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; Matthew Fadus, "Federal Funding For Needle Exchange Programs," Medical Science Monitor 16 (1), January 2010.
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; George Sillup, Ph.D., Joseph Capo, "Afghanistan, Poppies and the Global Pain Crisis," Medical Science Monitor 16(3),March, 2010
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; Kevin Capuzzi, Esq., Joseph Harrison, "Telemedicine: Medical, legal & ethical perspectives,"  Medical Science Monitor 16(12), December,  2010
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D.; "Herion Addition: An Ethical Analysis of New Your City's Heroin Manual," Journal of Health 12 (1), Spring 2011.
  • “To Treat Or Not To Treat: Can Richard McCormick’s Moral Criterion Serve As A Model For Neonatal Decision-Making Today?” in Health Care In Transition Volume 1 (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2002).
  • Peter Clark, SJ, Ph.D., Kevin Capuzzi, Esq., Cameron Fick, "Medical marijuana: Medical necessity versus political agenda," Medical Science Monitor 17(12), December 2011