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    • Diphtheria and Australian Public Health: Bacteriology and its complex applications, c.1890-1930 

      Hooker, C; Bashford, A (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
      During the 1890s, the childhood infectious disease of diphtheria became closely identified with the emerging science of bacteriology and the new laboratory-based public health.' Along with the organisms causing typhoid ...
    • Money, morals and the conquest of mortality 

      Little, M (AMPCo., 2003)
      I have been asked to speak broadly about the ethics of healthcare, as a background to a discourse of healthcare reform. There seem to be good grounds to pursue reform; and yet there’s been so much that is good that has ...
    • Children with lesbian parents: A community study 

      Golombok, S; Perry, B; Burston, A; Murray, C; Mooney-Somers, Julie; Stevens, M; Golding, J (American Psychological Association, 2003)
      Existing research on children with lesbian parents is limited by reliance on volunteer or convenience samples. The present study examined the quality of parent-child relationships and the socio-emotional and gender development ...
    • Defending ‘secrecy’: why removing donor anonymity may not be a good idea 

      Newson, A.J. (Progress Educational Trust, 2003-04-28)
      Should children conceived through the use of donated gametes have access to information identifying their donors when they reach maturity? The UK Government is expected soon to decide that, from now on, the answer to this ...
    • Making clinical decisions when the stakes are high and the evidence unclear 

      Hu, W; Kemp, A; Kerridge, I (BMJ, 2004)
      Children with peanut allergy are often provided with adrenaline (epinephrine) in case of a severe reaction. The probability of a life threatening reaction is low, however, and the criteria for provision are controversial. ...
    • Towards a dialogical ethics of interprofessionalism 

      Irvine, R; Kerridge, I; McPhee, J (JPGM, 2004)
      Contemporary medical practice brings a diverse range of professions and disciplines together in greater and closer contact. This situation of increasing complexity and changing professional roles gives rise to multifaceted ...
    • The nature and significance of behavioural genetic information 

      Newson, A.J. (Springer, 2004)
      In light of the human genome project, establishing the genetic aetiology of complex human diseases has become a research priority within Western medicine. However, in addition to the identification of disease genes, ...
    • Essentially Whose Genes 

      Lipworth, W (Griffith University Brisbane, 2004)
      The race to map the human genome is over. While this has the potential, in time, to transform medical research, diagnostics and therapeutics, the moral implications of genetic inquiry have dominated public discussion. ...
    • Engaging transplantation ethics 

      Kerridge, I (AMPCo., 2004)
      Reviewed book: Ethical eye: Transplants, Peter Morris (editor). Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2003 (258 pp). ISBN 92 871 4779 5. Through its Ethical eye series, the Council of Europe has addressed a number of recent ...
    • Consent to the publication of patient information: Incompetent patients may pose a problem (letter) 

      Newson, A.J. (BMJ, 2004)
      The BMJ ethics committee’s revised policy on consent to the publication of patient information is laudable, 1 but an important matter remains overlooked: publishing cases involving incompetent patients. Much can be ...
    • Time to untangle ethical review of genetic research 

      Ashcroft, RE; Newson, A.J. (Progress Educational Trust, 2004-09-20)
      It is well recognised that genetic research raises ethical issues, such as the implications of increasing geno-centrism in healthcare. However the research process itself has attracted less attention. Most, if not all, ...
    • Cascade testing in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: how should family members be contacted? 

      Newson, A.J.; Humphries, S.E. (Nature Publishing Group, 2005)
      Cascade testing or screening provides an important mechanism for identifying people at risk of a genetic condition. For some autosomal dominant conditions, such as Familial Hpercholesterolaemia (FH), identifying relatives ...
    • Artificial gametes: new paths to parenthood? 

      Newson, A.J.; Smajdor, A.C. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2005)
      A number of recent papers have described the successful derivation of egg and sperm precursor cells from mouse embryonic stem cells—so-called “artificial” gametes. Although many scientific questions remain, this research ...
    • Whither Authenticity? 

      Newson, A.J.; Ashcroft, R E (Taylor & Francis, 2005)
      The discipline of Bioethics, being the amalgam that it is, features myriad concepts, theories, and approaches. Singh adds another dimension to the field, with her sensitive and penetrating investigation into parents' ...
    • Hygiene 

      Hooker, C (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005)
      Hygiene is defined in current English dictionaries as “the science of health.” This definition, though formally correct, hides a long history of change in the word’s use, from its holistic classical meaning of “individual ...
    • Generating a taxonomy of regulatory responses to emerging issues in biomedicine 

      Lipworth, W (Springer, 2005)
      In the biomedical field, calls for the generation of new regulations or for the amendment of existing regulations often follow the emergence of apparently new research practices (such as embryonic stem cell research), ...
    • Narrative research in health and illness [book review] 

      Jordens, C (BMJ, 2005)
      Is “narrative” a story, a drama, or a life? Is it a general class of text? According to this collection, narrative can be any of these things—and more. This raises an interesting question. Why do researchers focus on ...
    • In reply: Australia’s first religiously affiliated medical school 

      Kerridge, I; Ankeny, R; Jordens, C; Lipworth, W (AMPCo., 2005)
      All Australians have a legitimate interest in the education of health professionals. In our article we outlined some of our concerns — shared by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) — about several features of the ...
    • Research ethics and HIV clinical trials 

      Newson, A.J. (Mediscript, 2005)
      Investigations into the medical, epidemiological and social aspects of HIV give rise to difficult questions in research ethics. The number and location of many people affected with HIV, combined with a lack of access to ...
    • Reconfiguring tissue banking consent through enrichment of a restricted debate 

      Lipworth, W (University of Sydney. History and Philosophy of Science, 2005)
      Tissue banks are thought to be an essential resource for medical research in the post-genomic age. Collections of tissue, usually removed in the course of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, enable laboratory-based ...