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CHCE Student Publications

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Rachelle Barina


Gina Fullam

  • Fullam, Gina M. “Authentic Christian Bioethics: Engelhardt's Relationship Between Faith and Reason Critically Reassessed.” Christian Bioethics (Forthcoming).
  • Fullam, Gina M. "Treatment of Unexplained Subfertility in Catholic Health Care: Taking the Lead toward a Natural Approach." Health Care Ethics USA Vol. 21, No. 2 (Spring 2013)
Book Reviews:
  • Review of “Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics (2nd Edition).” Doody’s Review Service (on-line). (forthcoming: August, 2013)
  • Review of "The Development of Bioethics in the United States." Doody’s Review Service (on-line). (July, 2013)
  • Review of "The Roots of Bioethics: Health, Progress, Technology, Death." Doody’s Review Service (on-line). (June, 2013)
  • Review of “Bioethics: An Introduction.” Doody’s Review Service (on-line). (December, 2012)
  • Review of “The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View.” Doody’s Review Service (on-line). (November, 2012)
  • Review of "Informed Consent, Proxy Consent, and Catholic Bioethics." Doody's Review Service (on-line). (forthcoming: May, 2012).
  • Review of "From Justice to Protection: A Proposal for Public Health Bioethics." Doody's Review Service (on-line). (forthcoming: May, 2012).
  • Review of "Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life." Doody's Review Service (on-line). (February, 2012).
  • Review of "Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings (Fourth Edition)." Doody's Review Service (on-line). (August, 2011).

Tyler Gibb

  • DuBois, J., Anderson, E., Chibnall, J., Carroll, K., Gibb, T., Ogbuka, C., & Rubbelke, T. (2013). Understanding Research Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of 120 Cases of Professional Wrongdoing Accountability in Research, 20(5-6):1–19.
  • DuBois, J. M., Anderson, E. E., Carroll, K., Gibb, T., Rubbelke, T. & Vasher, M. (2012) "Environmental Factors Contributing to Wrongdoing in Medicine: A Criterion-Based Review of Studies and Cases." Ethics & Behavior, 22(3), 1-26.
  • Gibb, T. Guest Commentary: "Smokers Need Not Apply." (June, 2011).

Becket Gremmels


Jason Lesandrini

  • Maura George and Jason Lesandrini. “Case Commentary: A Case of Too Much Maternalism.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2014. 23(2): 234-238.
  • Anna Skold, Jason Lesandrini, Steven Gorbatkin. “Ethics and Health Policy of Dialyzing a Patient in a Persistent Vegetative State.” The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2014. 9(2): 366-70.
  • Jason Lesandrini and Neil Dickert. “Ethical Challenges in Clinical Research with Low Resource Populations.” Atlanta Medicine, 2013. 84(2): 22-27.

Ryan F. Holmes

Book Reviews:
  • Ryan Holmes. Review of "The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics." Doody's Review Service (on-line). (forthcoming)
  • Ryan Holmes. Review of "Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons." Doody's Review Service (on-line).

Chijioke G. Ogbuka

  • DuBois, J., Anderson, E., Chibnall, J., Carroll, K., Gibb, T., Ogbuka, C., & Rubbelke, T. (2013). Understanding Research Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of 120 Cases of Professional Wrongdoing Accountability in Research, 20(5-6):1–19.
  • Ogbuka, C. 2013. Revisiting the Brian Dugan Trial: Is Evidence from Brain-Imaging Technology Ethically relevant to Criminal Justice? AJOB Neuroscience, 4(2), 63-75. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2013.782925
  • Ogbuka, C., “The Determination of Death: The Neurological Sufficiency,” Tolle Lege, 4 (2010): 67-93.
Scholarly Contributions:
  • Ogbuka, C. (Individual contributor). Novel Neuro-technologies: Intervening in the Brain. (2013). A Report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. ISBN: 978-1-904384-29-8.
Book Review:
  • In press: Research Ethics: A philosophical guide to the responsible conduct of research by Gary Comstock. 292 pages. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0-521-18708-4 (Paperback)

Timothy Rubbelke


Devan Stahl

  • Stahl, D. (forthcoming). “In Defense of Paul Tillich: Toward a Liberal Protestant Bioethics”, Christian Bioethics.
  • Barina, R. and Stahl, D. (2014). “Blowing up Bioethics: A Response to Atrium’s Bad Girls and Head Nurses,” American Journal of Bioethics Blog, 4/17/2014
  • Stahl, D. (Ed.) (forthcoming). Imaging and Interpreting Illness: Becoming a Broken Body, Cascade Books.
  • Stahl, D. (forthcoming). “Living Into My Image” In D. Stahl (Ed.) Imaging and Interpreting Illness: Becoming a Broken Body, Cascade Books.
  • Bishop, J., Barina R., Stahl, D. (2013). “In media res: Commenting on the trajectory of lives”, Narrative Inquiry In Bioethics, 3 (3): 223-228.
  • Stahl, D. (2013). “On Poor Religious Coping: Spiritually Assessing Christianity’s Great Theologians”, Christian Bioethics, 19 (3): 299-312.
  • "Living into the Imagined Body: How the Diagnostic Image Confronts the Lived Body" Medical Humanities, (forthcoming)
  • "Challenging the Ground of Medicine: Liberal Protestantism, Metaphysics, and a Critique of Modern Bioethics" North American Paul Tillich Society Bulletin Fall 2013 XXXIX.
Book Reviews:
  • Stahl, D. (2013). Review. Hoeyer, K. Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets, Doody's Review Service (on-line)
  • "Knowing One’s Medical Fate in Advance: Challenges for Diagnosis and Treatment, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion," Pfleiderer, Georg; Battegay, Manuel; Lindpaintner, Klaus Doody's Review Service (on-line). (Fall 2012).

Birgitta N. Sujdak Mackiewicz

  • "Responses to Attempting to Establish Standards in Ethics Consultation for Catholic Health Care: Moving Beyond a Beta Group," Health Care Ethics USA (HCEUSA), Winter 2010, 18-19.
  • Review of "The Ethics of Surgical Practice." Jones, McCullough, and Richman. Doody's Review Service (on-line). or Book Reviews: "The Ethics of Surgical Practice: Cases, Dilemmas, and Resolutions, 1st Edition," Journal of the American College of Surgeons May 2009 (Vol. 208, Issue 5, Page e1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.09.014)
  • "Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: Advancing the Conversation." Health Care Ethics USA (HCEUSA), Summer 2007
  • Review of "Listening to the Whispers: Re-Thinking Ethics in Healthcare." Edited by Dinkins and Sorrell. Doody's Review Service (on-line).
  • "Can Catholic Health Care Justify the Use of Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Which are Developed from the Destruction of Human Embryos?" Health Care Ethics USA (HCEUSA), Fall/Winter 2006

Bradley Thornock

  • Bustillos, D., Thornock, B., "To Help Educate in the Fullest Sense: On the Use of Literature in Health Professions and Medical Humanities Education." Journal of Medical Humanities May, 2012
  • Bustillos, D. & Thornock, B. (in-press). Marking Twain. Journal of Medical Humanities
  • Bradley Thornock: Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation: Re-Thinking the Pathway to Benefit. Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011, Doody Review Services (on-line).
  • Bradley Thornock: Genomics and Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements. Medical Information Science. Doody Review Services (on-line).
  • Bradley Thornock The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine: Serving Society or Serving the Patient. Springer, 2012. Doody Review Services (on-line).

Emily K. Trancik

  • Trancik, Emily and Rachelle Barina. “Catholic Identity on the Frontiers of Modern Health Care.” US Catholic (forthcoming).
  • Trancik, Emily. “Lost in Translation: Spiritual Assessment and the Religious Tradition.” Christian Bioethics 9, no. 3 (2013): 282-298.
  • Barina, Rachelle and Emily Trancik. “From Call to Consult: A Strategy for Responding to an Ethics Request.” Health Care Ethics USA 21, no. 4 (2013): 22-27.
  • Barina, Rachelle and Emily Trancik. “Moving Ethics into Ambulatory Care: The Future of Catholic Health Care Ethics in Shifting Delivery Trends.” Health Care Ethics USA 21, no. 2 (2013).
  • Hien Lu, Emily Trancik, F. Amos Bailey, Christine Ritchie, Kenneth Rosenfeld, Scott Shreve, Christian Furman, Dawn Smith, Catherine Wolff, David Casarett. "Families' Perceptions of End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs versus Non-Veterans Affairs Facilities." Journal of Palliative Medicine. August 2010, 13(8): 991-996.

Meghan Vasher

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