Bioethics - Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science

State Responsibility and Medical Rights of Minors

April 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - MRGN 121


Lecture Title TBA

Speaker:  Dr. Mark Sheldon, Assistant Dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Senior Lecture in Philosophy, Northwestern University

Selected Topical Bibliography

“The Clinical Response to Brain Death: A Policy Proposal,” with R. Burck, LA Shaw, E Egan, JONA’S Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation / Volume 8, 6 Number 2 / April – June 2006, pp. 53 – 59.

“Medical Decision-Making for Children and the Question of Legitimate Authority,” Theoretical Medicine, Vol. 25, pp. 225-228, 2004.


“Children as Organ Donors: A Persistent Ethical Issue”, The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2004, pp 119-122.

"Children as Organ Donors,"Organ and Tissue Donation: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues, ed by B. Speilman. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996, (Ch. 10), pp. 111-119.


"Ethical Issues in the Forced Transfusion of Jehovah's Witness Children," Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol.14, No.2, March-April 1996, pp. 251-257.

and Bonita B. Sheldon, "Confidentiality and the Psychiatric Treatment of Children and Adolescents," Review of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law, ed. Robert I. Simon, M.D., American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1990, ps. 145-155.

and William P. Whitely, "Nazi Data: Dissociation from Evil," Case Commentary, The Hasting Center Report, Vol. 19, No. 4, July/August 1989.

"Patients' Rights and Physicians' Prerogatives Surrounding DNR," Springfield Clinic Medical Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 1, June 1988, ps. 17-21.

and Bonita Sheldon, "Adolescents and Informed Consent," (Chapter 7)Medical Ethics : A Guide for Health Care Professionals. eds. Thomasma and Monagle. Aspen Press: Rockville, 1988, pp. 90-96.

with Mark Siegler, "Paying the Price of Medical Progress: Causation, Responsibility and Liability for Bad Outcomes after Innovative Medical Care," (Chapter 1) Medical Innovation and Bad Outcomes: Legal, Social, and Ethical Responses, eds. Siegler, Toulmin, Schaffner. Ann Arbor: Health Administration Press/University of Michigan, l987, pp. 1-17.

"Ethical Issues in Perinatal Care, "(Chapter 19) Clinical Aspects of Perinatal Medicine, ed. Manohar Rathi, M.D., Macmillan Press, l986, pp. 209-216.

"Some General Problems Related to Informed Consent and the Psychiatric Treatment of Children," (Chapter 6) Ethics in Mental Health Practice, eds. D.K. Kentsmith, S. Salladay and P. Mija, Grune and Stratton, Inc., l986, pp. 111-122.

"Truth-Telling in Medicine," The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 247, No. 5, February l982, pp. 651-654.


Review of Placebos and the Philosophy of Medicine: Clinical, Conceptual and Ethical Issues, Howard Brody, M.D., Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. XIII, No. 3, 1982, pp. 78-80.



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