Healthcare Ethics, Law and Professionalism: Essays on the Works of Alastair V. Campbell features 15 original essays on bioethics, and healthcare ethics specifically. The volume is in honour of Professor Alastair V. Campbell, who was the founding editor of the internationally renowned Journal of Medical Ethics, and the founding director of three internationally leading centres in bioethics, in Otago, New Zealand, Bristol, UK, and Singapore.
Campbell was trained in theology and philosophy and throughout his career worked with colleagues from various disciplines, including law and various branches of healthcare. The diversity of topics and depth of contributors’ insights reflect the breadth and impact of Campbell’s philosophical work and policy contributions to healthcare ethics. Throughout his long academic career, Campbell’s emphasis on healthcare ethics being practice-oriented, yet driven by critical reflection, has shaped the field in vital ways.
The chapters are authored by leading scholars in healthcare ethics and law. Directly engaging with Campbell’s work and influence, the essays discuss essential questions in healthcare ethics relating to its methodology and teaching, its intersection with law and policy, medical professionalism, religion, and its translation in different cultural settings. Chapters also grapple with specific enduring topics, such as the doctor-patient relationship, justice in health and biomedical research, and treatment of the human body and the dead.
Table of Contents
Alastair Vincent Campbell: Scholar, Teacher, Advocate, Leader, Friend and Colleague - Thomas H Murray; An Accidental Ethicist: Reflections on my Career in Medical Ethics - Alastair V Campbell; Introduction - Voo Teck Chuan, Richard Huxtable and Nicola Peart; Part I: Healthcare Ethics in Theory; 1 Alastair V. Campbell and the ‘Why’ of Medical Ethics - John McMillan; 2 Principlism, Virtuism, and the Spirit of Oneness - Raanan Gillon; 3 Professional Relationships: Covenant, Virtue, and Clinical Life - Grant Gillett; Part II: Healthcare Ethics in Disciplinary Context; 4 Healthcare Ethics and Theology - Robin Gill; 5 In that (Hard) Case: Could Ordinary Talk in Clinical Care Have an Extraordinary Moral Importance? - Roger Higgs; 6 Human Tissue: A Story from a Small State - Margaret Brazier and Sheila McLean; Part III: Healthcare Ethics in Cultural Context; 7 ‘Where our Common Language Lies’: Virtues, Embodiment and Faith in Global Bioethics - Michael Campbell and Jing-Bao Nie; 8 On the Open Seas: Pluralism and Bioethics in Europe - Richard Huxtable; 9 Healthcare Ethics in New Zealand - Lynley Anderson and Nicola Peart; Part IV: Healthcare Ethics Education; 10 Healthcare Ethics Education at the University of Otago—and the Master of Bioethics and Health Law - Neil Pickering, Lynley Anderson and Peter Skegg; 11 Healthcare Ethics in the UK - Gordon Stirrat and Julie Woodley; 12 Healthcare Ethics Education in Singapore - Anita Ho, Jacqueline Chin and Voo Teck Chuan; Part V: Health-related Practices in Ethical Focus; 13 The Dead Human Body: Reflections of an Anatomist - D Gareth Jones; 14 Ethics in Research: An Appraisal of Campbell’s Remarks - Ruth Macklin; 15 The Republic of Health: Motivating the Republican Turn in Public Health - Richard Ashcroft;
Voo Teck Chuan, Assistant Professor, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Richard Huxtable, Professor of Medical Ethics and Law, and Director, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, UK.
Nicola Peart, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand.