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.
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
Scientific and clinical advances, social and political developments and the impact of healthcare on our lives raise profound ethical and legal questions. Medical law and ethics have become central to our understanding of these problems, and are important tools for the analysis and resolution of problems – real or imagined.
In this series, scholars at the forefront of biomedical law and ethics will contribute to the debates in this area, with accessible, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial ideas. Each book in the series will develop an independent hypothesis and argue cogently for a particular position. One of the major contributions of this series is the extent to which both law and ethics are utilised in the content of the books, and the shape of the series itself.