I have been actively involved in the world of medical ethics for more than 25 years, as a practising clinician, clinical teacher, speaker and writer. My writing and work in this rapidly changing field falls into several categories.
On the topics of abortion and euthanasia and the end of life, I have collated introductions to the key issues, alongside resources such as videos, podcasts, interviews and articles. I also have a section of resources on neonatology, which was my primary clinical specialism as a doctor, and an introduction to the fast-changing intersection between neuroscience and ethics.
I am also engaged in discussion in a number of other categories, including infertility and reproductive technology, prenatal and fetal screening, genetics and gene editing, personhood, and emerging technologies. You can see some resources on these below.
My three published books address different topics in medical ethics. Matters of Life and Death is a wide-ranging overview of the major issues: including reproductive technology, fetal screening, genetics, abortion, neonatal care, assisted suicide and euthanasia. Right To Die? zooms in on the heavily contested areas of assisted suicide and euthanasia and how to respond with compassion to those facing unbearable pain or terminal conditions. My latest book, Dying Well, approaches the question from a pastoral perspective and offers practical advice and resources for an individual facing a terminal illness and for relatives and carers.
- Lecture: Who cares if we live? When religion meets cutting-edge science at the start and end of life
- Talk: Ethical issues within emerging medical technologies – Responding from a faith perspective
- Article: The doctor’s worldview – Presuppositions and beliefs in medical ethics
- Article: The doctor’s conscience – Conscientious objection in healthcare under attack
- Debate: Your conscience, my health, whose right to refuse?