Plunkett Centre for Ethics


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Respect for persons and the allocation of lifesaving healthcare resources
Symons, Xavier. (2021). Respect for persons and the allocation of lifesaving healthcare resources. Bioethics. 35(5), pp. 392-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12857

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Reflective disequilibrium : A critical evaluation of the complete lives framework for healthcare rationing
Symons, Xavier. (2021). Reflective disequilibrium : A critical evaluation of the complete lives framework for healthcare rationing. Journal of Medical Ethics. 47(2), pp. 108-112. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106626

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Rationing, responsibility and blameworthiness : An ethical evaluation of responsibility-sensitive policies for healthcare rationing
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald. (2021). Rationing, responsibility and blameworthiness : An ethical evaluation of responsibility-sensitive policies for healthcare rationing. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 31(1), pp. 53-76. https://doi.org/10.1353/ken.2021.0004

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The impact of dementia on the self : Do we consider ourselves the same as others?
Harris, Sophia A., Baird, Amee, Matthews, Steve, Kennett, Jeanette, Gelding, Rebecca and Harris, Celia B.. (2021). The impact of dementia on the self : Do we consider ourselves the same as others? Neuroethics. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-021-09472-w

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Respecting agency in dementia care : When should truthfulness give way?
Matthews, Steve and Kennett, Jeanette. (2021). Respecting agency in dementia care : When should truthfulness give way? Journal of Applied Philosophy. pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12541

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Moral self-orientation in Alzheimer’s dementia
Matthews, Steve. (2020). Moral self-orientation in Alzheimer’s dementia. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 30(2), p. 141–166. https://doi.org/10.1353/ken.2020.0009

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‘Alive by default’ : An exploration of Velleman’s unfair burdens argument against state sanctioned euthanasia
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald. (2020). ‘Alive by default’ : An exploration of Velleman’s unfair burdens argument against state sanctioned euthanasia. Bioethics. 34(3), pp. 288-294. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12677

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Moorings
Masel, Carolyn. (2019). Moorings Ginninderra Press.

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Self-stigma and addiction
Matthews, Steve. (2019). Self-stigma and addiction. In In Avery, Jonathan D. and Avery, Joseph J. (Ed.). The stigma of addiction : An essential guide pp. 5-32 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02580-9_2

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Addiction and mandatory treatment
Matthews, Steve. (2019). Addiction and mandatory treatment. In In Pickard, Hanna and Ahmed, Serge H. (Ed.). The Routledge handbook of philosophy and science of addiction pp. 554-563 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315689197-46

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Diminished autonomy : Consent and chronic addiction
Matthews, Steve and Kennett, Jeanette. (2019). Diminished autonomy : Consent and chronic addiction. In In Kirchhoffer, David G. and Richards, Bernadette J. (Ed.). Beyond autonomy : Limits and alternatives to informed consent in research ethics and law pp. 48-62 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108649247.004

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Pellegrino, MacIntyre, and the internal morality of clinical medicine
Symons, Xavier. (2019). Pellegrino, MacIntyre, and the internal morality of clinical medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 40(3), pp. 243-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-019-09487-8

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Patients' and caregivers' contested perspectives on spiritual care for those affected by advanced illnesses : A qualitative descriptive study
O'Callaghan, Clare, Brooker, Joanne, de Silva, William, Glenister, David, Melia, Cert Adelaide, Symons, Xavier, Kissane, David and Michael, Natasha. (2019). Patients' and caregivers' contested perspectives on spiritual care for those affected by advanced illnesses : A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 58(6), pp. 977-988. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.004

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Meeting needs and respecting persons : An ethical framework for the allocation of lifesaving healthcare interventions
Symons, Xavier. (2019). Meeting needs and respecting persons : An ethical framework for the allocation of lifesaving healthcare interventions [PhD Thesis]. Australian Catholic University School of Philosophy https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8vyv1

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Organismal death, the dead-donor rule and the ethics of vital organ procurement
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald Mary. (2018). Organismal death, the dead-donor rule and the ethics of vital organ procurement. Journal of Medical Ethics. 44(12), pp. 868-871. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2018-104796

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Rawls, reasonableness, and conscientious objection in health care
Symons, Xavier. (2018). Rawls, reasonableness, and conscientious objection in health care. In In Grant, Bligh, Drew, Joseph and Christensen, Helen E. (Ed.). Applied ethics in the fractured state : Volume 20 pp. 45-54 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-209620180000020004

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Extending awareness of Catholic healthcare ethics among junior clinicians : A qualitative study
O’Callaghan, Clare, Trimboli, Julia, Symons, Xavier, Staples, Margaret, Patterson, Emma and Michael, Natasha. (2018). Extending awareness of Catholic healthcare ethics among junior clinicians : A qualitative study. Journal of Religion and Health. 57(4), pp. 1440-1450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0519-5

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Does the doctrine of double effect apply to the prescription of barbiturates? Syme vs the Medical Board of Australia
Symons, Xavier. (2018). Does the doctrine of double effect apply to the prescription of barbiturates? Syme vs the Medical Board of Australia. Journal of Medical Ethics. 44(4), pp. 266-269. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2017-104230

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The right to know versus the right to privacy : Donor anonymity and the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (Vic)
Symons, Xavier. (2017). The right to know versus the right to privacy : Donor anonymity and the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (Vic). Medical Journal of Australia. 207(9), pp. 377-378. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja17.00259

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Diminished motor imagery capability in adults with motor impairment: An fMRI mental rotation study
Kashuk, S. R., Williams, J., Thorpe, G., Wilson, P. H. and Egan, G. F.. (2017). Diminished motor imagery capability in adults with motor impairment: An fMRI mental rotation study. Behavioural Brain Research. 334, pp. 86 - 96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2017.06.042

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Use of guidelines when planning home care of a girl with severe congenital myopathy
Gray, Kelly, Isaacs, David, Kilham, Henry, Tobin, Bernadette Margaret and Waters, Karen. (2016). Use of guidelines when planning home care of a girl with severe congenital myopathy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 52(1), pp. 7 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13065

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Human Vulnerability in Medical Contexts
Matthews, Steve and Tobin, Bernadette. (2016). Human Vulnerability in Medical Contexts. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 37(1), pp. 1 - 7.

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Bio-Technical Challenges to Moral Autonomy
Matthews, Stephen. (2015). Bio-Technical Challenges to Moral Autonomy. In In J.Gallliott, M. Lotz and T. Thatcher (Ed.). Super soldiers: The ethical, legal and social implications Ashgate Publishing Limited.

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The influence of task paradigm on motor imagery ability in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Ferguson, G. D., Wilson, P. H. and Smits-Engelsman, B. C. M.. (2015). The influence of task paradigm on motor imagery ability in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human Movement Science. 44, pp. 81 - 90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2015.08.016

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Music therapy and dementia: Rethinking the debate over advance directives
Matthews, Stephen. (2014). Music therapy and dementia: Rethinking the debate over advance directives. Res Disputandae. 20, pp. 18 - 35.

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Neuromarketing: What is it and is it a threat to privacy?
Matthews, Stephen. (2014). Neuromarketing: What is it and is it a threat to privacy? In In N. Levy and J. Clausen (Ed.). Handbook of Neuroethics pp. 1627 - 1646 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4707-4_154

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Addiction, competence and coercion
Matthews, Stephen. (2014). Addiction, competence and coercion. Journal of Philosophical Research. 39, pp. 199 - 234. https://doi.org/10.5840/jpr20147214

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Spinal muscular artrophy type I: Do the benefits of ventilation compensate for its burdens?
Gray, Kelly, Isaacs, David, Kilham, Henry and Tobin, Bernadette Margaret. (2013). Spinal muscular artrophy type I: Do the benefits of ventilation compensate for its burdens? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(10), pp. 807 - 812. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12386

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Pleasure and addiction
Matthews, Stephen, Kennett, Jeanette and Snoek, Anke. (2013). Pleasure and addiction. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 4(117), pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00117

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Religious perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking
Tobin, Bernadette Margaret, Kerridge, Ian, Jordens, Christopher and Keown, Damien. (2012). Religious perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking. Journal of Law and Medicine. 19(3), pp. 497 - 511.

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Truth, Lies, and the Narrative Self
Matthews, Stephen and Kennett, Jeanette. (2012). Truth, Lies, and the Narrative Self. American Philosophical Quarterly. 49(4), pp. 301 - 315.

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Palivizumab : A debate about funding
Fitzgerald, Dominic, Isaacs, David and Tobin, Bernadette. (2012). Palivizumab : A debate about funding. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(5), pp. 373 - 377.

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Sailing, flow, and fulfillment
Matthews, Stephen. (2012). Sailing, flow, and fulfillment. In In P Goold (Ed.). Sailing - Philosophy for everyone: catching the drift of why we sail pp. 96 - 108 Wiley-Blackwell.

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Lying, narrative, and truth shareability
Matthews, Stephen and Kennett, Jeanette. (2012). Lying, narrative, and truth shareability. AJOB Neuroscience. 3(4), pp. 86 - 87. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507740.2012.721468

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Authenticating an online identity
Matthews, Stephen. (2012). Authenticating an online identity. The American Journal of Bioethics. 12(10), pp. 39 - 41. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2012.708089

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Contemporary moral philosophy and happiness: Some insights from the Judeo-Christian tradition
Tobin, Bernadette. (2011). Contemporary moral philosophy and happiness: Some insights from the Judeo-Christian tradition. In In H. Ramsay (Ed.). Truth and faith in ethics pp. 71 - 84 Imprint Academic.

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How certain are you, doctor?
Gillis, Jonathan and Tobin, Bernadette. (2011). How certain are you, doctor? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 12(1), pp. 71 - 72. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181e2a4cd

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Managing ethically questionable parental requests: Growth suppression and manipulation of puberty
Isaacs, David, Tobin, Bernadette, Hamblin, Julie, Slaytor, Emma, Donaghue, Kim C., Munns, Craig and Kilham, Henry A.. (2011). Managing ethically questionable parental requests: Growth suppression and manipulation of puberty. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(9), pp. 581 - 584. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02156.x

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Attacking Authority
Matthews, Stephen. (2011). Attacking Authority. Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics. 13(2), pp. 59 - 70.

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An introduction
Tobin, Bernadette. (2011). An introduction. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(9), pp. 579 - 580. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02155.x

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