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    Genetic Dilemmas and the Child's Right to an Open Future.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Hastings Center Report 27 (2):7-15.
    Although deeply committed to the model of nondirective counseling, most genetic counselors enter the profession with certain assumptions about health and disability—for example, that it is preferable to be a hearing person than a deaf person. Thus, most genetic counselors are deeply troubled when parents with certain disabilities ask for assistance in having a child who shares their disability. This ethical challenge benefits little from viewing it as a conflict between beneficence and autonomy. The challenge is better recast as a (...)
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    Alzheimer disease and pre-emptive suicide.Dena S. Davis - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (8):543-549.
    There is a flood of papers being published on new ways to diagnose Alzheimer disease before it is symptomatic, involving a combination of invasive tests , and pen and paper tests. This changes the landscape with respect to genetic tests for risk of AD, making rational suicide a much more feasible option. Before the availability of these presymptomatic tests, even someone with a high risk of developing AD could not know if and when the disease was approaching. One could lose (...)
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  3. The Parental Investment Factor and the Child's Right to an Open Future.Dena S. Davis - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (2):24-27.
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    Groups, Communities, and Contested Identities in Genetic Research.Dena S. Davis - 2000 - Hastings Center Report 30 (6):38-45.
    Obtaining community consent before conducting genetic research seems to be a way of ensuring that a whole community is not harmed against its wishes—that all Jews, or all African Americans, or all Hutterites are not forced to learn things about themselves they would rather not know, or are not forced into identities they would rather not have. Unfortunately, there are insurmountable problems both in identifying the right representatives of the community and in obtaining their consent.
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    Rich Cases: The Ethics of Thick Description.Dena S. Davis - 1991 - Hastings Center Report 21 (4):12-17.
    When cases are described thinly to protect patient confidentiality, they teach us only what we put into them. Thick description, like myth, allows a fuller moral response.
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    Ethical issues in Alzheimer’s disease research involving human subjects.Dena S. Davis - 2017 - Journal of Medical Ethics 43 (12):852-856.
    As we aggressively pursue research to cure and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, we encounter important ethical challenges. None of these challenges, if handled thoughtfully, would pose insurmountable barriers to research. But if they are ignored, they could slow the research process, alienate potential study subjects and do damage to research recruits and others. These challenges are the necessity of very large cohorts of research subjects, recruited for lengthy studies, probably ending only in the subjects’ death; the creation of cohorts of ’study (...)
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    Ancient rites and new laws: how should we regulate religious circumcision of minors?Dena S. Davis - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (7):456-458.
    The ancient practice of metzitzah b'peh, direct oral suction, is still practiced by ultra-Orthodox Jews as part of the religious rite of male newborn circumcision. Between 2000 and 2011, 11 children have died in New York and New Jersey, following infection by herpes simplex virus, presumably from infected practitioners. The City responded by requiring signed parental consent before oral suction, with parents being warned of the dangers of the practice. This essay argues that informed consent is not an appropriate response (...)
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    Could We Be Marsupials? Very Premature Babies and Artificial Wombs.Dena S. Davis - 2019 - Hastings Center Report 49 (1):3-3.
    It is often pointed out that one cannot be “a little bit pregnant,” but pregnancy’s borders are no longer so crisp. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, scientists have created an artificial womb in which “extremely premature” lambs were nurtured for four weeks, enough to make them ready to meet the world. The goal is to advance this technology until it is available for very premature human infants. At present, we put preemies into neonatal intensive care units, which are extremely stressful (...)
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    Cultural bias in responses to male and female genital surgeries.Dena S. Davis - 2003 - American Journal of Bioethics 3 (2):15.
  10. Cochlear implants and the claims of culture? A response to Lane and Grodin.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7 (3):253-258.
    : Because I reject the notion that physical characteristics constitute cultural membership, I argue that, even if the claim were persuasive that deafness is a culture rather than a disability, there is no reason to fault hearing parents who choose cochlear implants for their deaf children.
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    Cultural Issues in Genetic Research with American Indian and Alaskan Native People.Malcolm B. Bowekaty & Dena S. Davis - 2003 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 25 (4):12.
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    Introduction.Dena S. Davis & Suzanne Holland - 2001 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3):219-220.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11.3 (2001) 219-220 [Access article in PDF] Introduction In the last couple of decades,commodification has become almost a buzz-word in bioethics. As we become technically more adept at detaching elements of human bodies and making use of them for others, it seems as if more and more things-from motherhood to gametes to kidneys to our very DNA-can be borrowed, rented, bought, and sold. Other (...)
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    Implantable Devices Should Come With a Contract.Dena S. Davis - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (8):23-25.
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    Genetic research & communal narratives.Dena S. Davis - 2004 - Hastings Center Report 34 (4):40-49.
    The risks and benefits of genetic research extend beyond individual subjects. Genetic research can also affect the communities to which the subjects belong, by rewriting the narratives and reconfiguring the identities that members of the community share and live by. These far‐ranging effects raise special concerns for obtaining informed consent, for which there is no simple solution.
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    Laws that Conflict with the Ethics of Medicine: What Should Doctors Do?.Dena S. Davis & Eric Kodish - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (6):11-14.
    This past July, five professional societies, whose members together provide the majority of clinical care in the United States, published a statement objecting to “inappropriate legislative interference” with the physician‐patient relationship and reiterated the importance of “putting patients’ best interests first.” Such a collective response is helpful, but given the apparently growing interest among legislators in legislating aspects of physician‐patient communications, individual physicians, too, may have to face this problem. What should a physician do when confronted with a law that (...)
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    The changing face of "misidentified paternity".Dena S. Davis - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (4):359 – 373.
    Advances in genetic research and technology can have a profound impact on identity and family dynamics when genetic findings disrupt deeply held assumptions about the nuclear family. Ancestry tracing and paternity testing present parallel risks and opportunities. As these latter uses are now available over the internet directly to the consumer, bypassing the genetic counselor, consumers need adequate warning when making use of these new modalities.
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    Rational Suicide and Predictive Genetic Testing.Dena S. Davis - 1999 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 10 (4):316-323.
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    Is life of infinite value?Dena S. Davis - 2001 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3):239-246.
    : It is possible and necessary to compare stretches of human life with other goods, such as the good of conserving resources for others. A minute of human life is not of infinite value; all else being equal, a minute of life is less valuable than 10 years of the same life. Nevertheless, this ability to evaluate human life does not necessarily lead to total commodification of human life.
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    In Response to Brummett and James.Dena S. Davis - 2022 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 33 (1):77-77.
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    A Thoughtful Look at Disability.Dena S. Davis - 2008 - Hastings Center Report 38 (2):54-55.
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    A Tale of Two Daughters: Jewish Law and End-of-Life Decision Making.Dena S. Davis - 2007 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 18 (4):394-395.
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    Boldt v. Boldt.Dena S. Davis - 2009 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 20 (3):241-243.
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    But with Progeny, It's Hodge-podgenee.Dena S. Davis - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (1):46-47.
    In some sense, and perhaps this is the hallmark of the modern era, all families cope with competing identities. Children may choose high‐demand careers, such as the priesthood or the military, that may well make them seem like strangers to their parents, speaking almost a different language and embracing values and loyalties unknown at home. Grown children can convert to alien religions and live halfway across the world. Children of immigrants assimilate and may not even have a language in common (...)
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  24. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.Dena S. Davis - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (4):359-373.
     
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  25. Communal Narratives.Dena S. Davis - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
     
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    Child's Right to an Open Future.Dena S. Davis - 2002 - Hastings Center Report 32 (5):6.
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    Death in a Cold Climate: Medical Aid in Dying in Vermont.Dena S. Davis - 2022 - Hastings Center Report 52 (1):59-60.
    Hastings Center Report, Volume 52, Issue 1, Page 59-60, January/February 2022.
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    Dear Mrs. X...Dena S. Davis - 1983 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 5 (6):6.
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    Embryos Created for Research Purposes.Dena S. Davis - 1995 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 5 (4):343-354.
    The creation of embryos for research use has drawn a great deal of criticism. It is difficult to defend an ethical distinction between what one can do to "spare" embryos and what one can do to "research" embryos. The strongest ground on which to argue against the creation of embryos for research is a symbolic one, having to do with respect for human life. Ronald Dworkin's work in Life's Dominion on the symbolic meaning of the abortion debate throws a helpful (...)
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    Equal Treatment or Treatment as an Equal?Dena S. Davis - 1993 - Social Philosophy Today 9:439-453.
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    Franklin G. Miller works in the De.Dena S. Davis - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    It Ain’t Necessarily So: Clinicians, Bioethics, and Religious Studies.Dena S. Davis - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (4):315-319.
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    Letter from Abroad: Leaves from a Research Diary.Dena S. Davis - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (2):135-137.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1999 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 10 (4):341-348.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1995 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 6 (4):380-384.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1996 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 7 (3):284-288.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (4):367-368.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1993 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (3):276-280.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (1):62-64.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 8 (2):204-207.
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    Legal Trends In Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1996 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 7 (1):90-94.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 8 (4):405-410.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 8 (1):104-111.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1996 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 7 (2):187-190.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1998 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 9 (1):92-97.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1997 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 8 (3):313-319.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 2000 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 11 (1):94-95.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 2000 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 11 (2):184-191.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1993 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (4):358-362.
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    Legal Trends in Bioethics.Dena S. Davis - 1995 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 6 (1):93-96.
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