Selected publications from our Ethics Services team and alumni

Paetkau, T. (2024). Ladders and stairs: How the intervention ladder focuses blame on individuals and obscures systemic failings and interventions. Journal of Medical Ethics, , jme-2023-109563.

Gibson JA (2023). The case against futility. Nursing, 53(9), 40–42.

Gibson JA, Boerstler J, Chase J, Smith C (2022). "Withdrawing life-sustaining treatments v. euthanasia. The ethical difference. Nursing, 52(7), 59-61. 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000832380.26717.3d

Gibson JA. (2022). “No insulin.” What is an ethical response when the clinical team disagrees with the patient’s preferences?" Nursing, 52(1), 60-62. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000803508.89915.55

Gibson JA. (2021). “Please try ventilation.” Ethical considerations when clinical teams and families disagree on life-saving intervention. Nursing, 51(11), 22-24.

Gibson JA. (2021). Ethical considerations when patients initiate their own discharge. Nursing, 51(9), 12-14. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000769860.87812.dc

Connaughton C. & Boerstler J. (2021). Harm Reduction for Intravenous Substance Use: A Moral Analysis of Common Strategies. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 21(1), 69-84. doi:10.5840/ncbq20212118

Chase J. (2020). Caring for frail older adults during COVID‐19: Integrating public health ethics into clinical practice. J Am Geriatr Soc, 68: 1666-1670.

Chase J. (2020).  The Ethics of Compulsory Treatment of Addictions Under Canadian Legislation: Restricting Freedom to Promote Long-Term Autonomy?, The Canadian Journal of Addiction, 11(1):  6-13. doi: 10.1097/CXA.0000000000000074

Chase J. (2018). Healing Generational Trauma in Aboriginal Canadians. Voices in Bioethics, Columbia University, New York 4 (September).

Boerstler JJ. (2018). Repeat Valve Replacement in Substance-Addicted Patients. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 18(4): 619-626. doi:10.5840/ncbq201818466

Young JM, Everett B. (2018). When patients choose to live at risk: What is an ethical approach to intervention. BC Medical Journal. 60(6): 314-318

Gibson JA. & Crowe S. (2018). Frailty in Critical Care: Examining Implications for Clinical Practices. Critical Care Nurse 38 (3): 29-35

Benjaminy S, Young JM, Tham J, Unger D, Virani A. (2017). When the neurologist does (or does not) have the duty to disclose neurogenetic risk. Neurology Today. 17(21):16-17

Ho A, Jameson K, Eiser A. (2017). Sowing the SEED for Patient Empowerment. Am. J. Bioeth. 17(11): 42-45.

Ho A. Reconciling Patient Safety and Epistemic Humility: An Ethical Use of Opioid Treatment Plans. Hastings Center Report. 2017; 47(3), 34-35.

Buchman D, Ho A, Goldberg D. Investigating Trust, Expertise, and Epistemic Injustice in Chronic Pain. J Bioeth Inq. 2017. doi:10.1007/s11673-016-9761-x.

Taylor D, Ho A, Masse L, Van Borek N, Li N, Patterson M, Ogilvie G, Buxton J., Assessment of Capacity to Consent for Health Care Among Patients Who Misuse Drugs or Alcohol. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. 2016; 3: 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2333393616671076

Young, JM & Unger, D (2016) Covert administration of medication to persons with dementia: exploring the ethical dimensions. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 27:4, 290-7

Ho ATaylor K, Pavlish C. An Exploratory Study of Interprofessional Collaboration in End-of-Life Decision-Making beyond Palliative Care Settings. J. Interprof. Care. DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1203765.

Ho A, Tsai DFC.  Making Good Death More Accessible: End-Of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit. Intensive Care Med.  2016. DOI 10.1007/s00134-016-4396-2.

Buchman D, Ho A, Illes J. “You Present Like a Drug Addict”: Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Trust and Trustworthiness in Chronic Pain Management."  Pain Medicine. 2016. DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnv083

Ho A, Spencer M, McGuire M. When Frail Individuals or Their Families Request Non-Indicated Interventions: The 4-Box Ethical Approach. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(8):1674-8; DOI:10.1111/jgs.13531

Ho A, MacDonald L, Unger D. Preventive Ethics through Expanding Education. HEC Forum. 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10730-015-9273-9

Ho A, Unger D.  Power Hierarchy and Epistemic Injustice in Clinical Ethics Consultation. Am. J. Bioeth. 2015;15(1):40-2.

Ho A, Fussell L, Unger D. (2015) Preventive Ethics through Expanding Education, HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum DOI: 10.1007/s10730-015-9273-9

Ho A, Spencer M, McGuire M. When Frail Individuals or Their Families Request Nonindicated Interventions: Usefulness of the Four-Box Ethical Approach. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(8):1674-8; DOI:10.1111/jgs.13531

Ho A, Unger D. Power Hierarchy and Epistemic Injustice in Clinical Ethics Consultation. Am. J. Bioeth. 2015;15(1):40-2.

Young, JM. & Everett, B. (December 2015) Cause of death: Schizophrenia? British Columbia Medical Journal 57(10):434-437.

Buchman D, Ho A.  What’s Trust Got to Do with It? Revisiting Opioid Contracts. J. Med. Ethics. 2013. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101320