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  • Contributors

Ronald A. Carson is Harris L. Kempner Distinguished Professor and former director of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Institute for the Medical Humanities. He has coedited and contributed to several books, most recently Practicing the Medical Humanities: Engaging Physicians and Patients (University Publishing Group, 2003).

Eric J. Cassell is adjunct professor of medicine at McGill University, clinical professor of public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His major research interest is the theory of clinical medicine, and he has written numerous books, including The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine (Oxford, 2nd ed., 2004).

Roger Chafe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. His research concerns determining the coverage for publicly insured services.

Guang-Shing Cheng is a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Her interests include the management of end of life care.

James Dwyer is the associate director of education at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. His work focuses on health, justice, and democracy.

Lawrence O. Gostin is associate dean, research and academic programs, and the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He wrote Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (Milbank Memorial Fund and University of California Press, 2nd ed. 2008).

Nuala Kenny is professor of bioethics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a councillor for the Health Council of Canada, and director of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. Her research focuses on physicians’ professional character formation and ethical issues in health policy.

Rebecca Kukla is professor of philosophy and internal medicine at the University of South Florida and a senior research fellow at Queen’s University. She wrote Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers’ Bodies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs for AARP, is the author of Ethics in an Aging Society (Johns Hopkins, 1992) and editor of The Soul of Bioethics newsletter (

The Ethical Force Program is a multi-stakeholder, collaborative effort led by the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association. The goal of the program is to foster ethics throughout the health care system. Information on the program is available at

Abraham P. Schwab is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He wrote Ensuring Fairness in Health Care Coverage: An Employer’s Guide to Making Good Decisions on Tough Issues (with Matthew Wynia, AMACOM, 2006), and his research interests include the ethics and epistemology of randomized clinical trials and the nature of clinical decision-making.

Benjamin S. Wilfond directs the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Center and is professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. His research interests focus on research ethics, particularly relating to pediatrics and genetics. [End Page 48]



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