Medical ethics

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 palliative care, I have collated introductions to the key issues, alongside resources such as videos, podcasts, interviews and articles.

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, neonatal ethics, personhood, and emerging technologies.

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 Diezooms 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.