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 fall into several categories:

You can also see all my work and posts on medical ethics in general here.

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.