Saint Louis University

Erica K. Salter, PhD

Selected Publications


Guest Editor

  • Special Thematic Issue, “Bioethics Beyond the Urban Hospital,” HEC Forum 27(2)


Publications: Refereed Journal Articles

  • Salter., E.K. and Norris, J.T. (2015). “Clinical Ethics Beyond the Urban Hospital,” HEC Forum 27(2): 87-91.
  • Salter, E. K. (2015). To Recontexualize the Patient: What Home Health Care Ethics Can Teach Us about Medical Decision Making. HEC Forum 27(2): 143-156.
  • Salter, E.K. (2014). “The Desire to Die: Making Treatment Decisions for Suicidal Patients with Advance Directives”, Journal of Clinical Ethics, 25(1).
  • Salter, E.K. (2014). “Resisting the Siren Call of Individualism in Pediatric Decision-Making and the Role of Relational Interests”, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 39(1): 26-40.
  • Salter, E.K., Paniagua, M. (2014). “Early Exposure to Geriatric Care: Developing an Undergraduate Internship in Ethics and Geriatric Practice”, International Journal of Medical Education, 5:15-17.
  • Salter, E.K. (2013). “Should We Tell Annie? Preparing for death at the Intersection of Parental Authority and Adolescent Autonomy”, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 3(1): 83-90.
  • Salter, E. K. (2012). Deciding for a Child: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Best Interest Standard. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 33, 179-198.
  • DuBois, J. M. Salter, E.K. et al. (2011). Reviewing the Ethical, Regulatory and Scientific Case for Engaging Communities in Mental Health and Drug Addiction Research. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24, 208-214.
  • Salter, E. K. (2010). The Management of Incidental Findings in Neuro-Imaging Research. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 38(1).
  • Salter, E. K. (2009). Clinical Ethics and the Dynamics of Group Decision-Making: Applying the Psychological Data to Decisions Made by Ethics Committees. HEC Forum, 21(2), 207-228.
  • DuBois, J. M., Volpe, R. Rangel, E.K.(2008). Hidden Empirical Research Ethics: A Review of Three Health Journals from 2005 to 2006. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 3(3), 7-18.
  • Iltis, A. S., Wall, A., Rangel, E. K. (2008). Federal Interpretation and Enforcement of Protections for Vulnerable Populations in Human Subjects Research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 4(1), 37-41.
  • Rangel, E. K. (2007). Cosmetic psychopharmacology and the goals of medicine. American Medical Association: Virtual Mentor, 9, 428-432.


Other Publications: Commentaries and Book Reviews

  • Volpe, R. & Salter, E.K.(2011). Response to Fins 'Humanities and the Future of Bioethics Education': Too Quick to Judge?. Cambrdige Quarterly in Healthcare Ethics, 24(4), 612-614.
  • Salter, E. K. (2010). Review of "The Ethics of Genetic Engineering". American Journal of Bioethics, 10(10), 34-35.
  • Salter, E.K.(2008). Review of "Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry". HEC Forum 24(4):375-378.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • DuBois, J., Salter, E.K., et al. (2011). "Reviewing the Ethical, Regulatory, and Scientific Case for Engaging Communities in Mental Health and Drug Addiction Research", Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24, 208-214.
  • Volpe, B., Salter, E.K. (2011). "Response to Fins 'Humanities and the Future of Bioethics Education': Too Quick to Judge", Cambridge Quarterly in Healthcare Ethics, (forthcoming).
  • Rangel, E.K. (2010). "The Management of Incidental Findings in Neuro-Imaging Research", Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 38(1).
  • Rangel E.K. (2009). "Clinical Ethics and the Dynamics of Group Decision-Making: Applying the Psychological Data to Decisions Made by Ethics Committees", HEC Forum 21(2): 207-228.
  • Rangel E.K. (2007). "Cosmetic psychopharmacology and the goals of medicine", AMA Virtual Mentor, June 2007. 9:428-432. Online at: [http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2007/06/jdsc1-0706.html.]
  • DuBois, J., Volpe, R.L., Rangel, E.K. (2008). "Hidden Empirical Research Ethics: A Review of Three Health Journals from 2005 to 2006", Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 3(3): 7-18.
  • Iltis, A.S., Wall, A., Rangel, E.K., Lesandrini, J. (2008). "Federal Interpretation and Enforcement of Protections for Vulnerable Participants in Humans Subjects Research", Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 4(1): 37-41
  • Rangel, E.K. (2010). "Review of Robert Berry, 'The Ethics of Genetic Engineering'", American Journal of Bioethics, 10(10), 34-35.
  • Rangel, E.K. (2008). "Review of 'Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry'", HEC Forum, 20(4), 375-378.


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