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The faculty conduct research and publish on a wide variety of bioethical issues including educational scholarship supporting the teaching of ethics in clinical education; ethical issues specific to surgery, adult critical care, reproductive medicine, pediatrics, and neonatology; ethical commentary on clinical cases; and moral distress in clinical practice.

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Conference Presentations


Annual Fellowship Awards

Sample Publications

Wharton. M. J., Harris, O. O., Chapman Lambert, C., & LeGrand, S. (2021). "The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same": It's Time to Dismantle Structural Inequalities of Racism, Discrimination, and Health Disparities. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 32 (4), 413-417. PMID: 34115721 DOI: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000283

Chiafery, M. (2020). Ethicists offer much needed support to clinicians with moral distress. Medical ethics Advisor, 36 (6), 61-72.

Shaw M.H.; Quill T.; and Sussman B.L. "The Legacy of Cruzan: Balancing the Moral Agency of Surrogates and the State." 73 SMU Law Review 179 (2020).

Rizk N.; Jones S.; Shaw M.H.;and Morgan A. "Using 'Forum Theater' as a Teaching Tool to Combat Patient Bias Directed Toward Healthcare Professionals." MedEdPORTAL.2020;16:11022.  Awarded Editor’s Choice, Exemplary Resource.

Folch T.-A., Beatriz M.; Morgan, A.L.; Castle,K.A.; and Shaw M.H. The University of Rochester Medical Center, Peri-FACTS Education Program (2020)."Managing the Patient’s Request to Exclude Providers Based on Gender, Race, or Ethnicity: Discussion, Clinical Case Study, and Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation" #2001P.  Rochester, NY: The University of Rochester.

Dees, R. "Primum Non Nocere Mortuis: Bioethics and the Lives of the Dead,"  Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 44 (2019): 732-55.

Doroshow, D.; Gambino M.; and Raz, M. "New Directions in the Historiography of Psychiatry," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 2019 Jan 1;74(1):57-84.


The Reflector
by Jennifer Battaglia, Margie Hodges Shaw, Susan Daiss and Martha Gdowski

Abusive Policies: How the American Child Welfare System Lost Its Way
by Mical Raz