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    The ‘Tyranny of Reproduction’: Could Ectogenesis Further Women’s Liberation?Kathryn MacKay - 2020 - Bioethics 34 (4):346-353.
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    Public Health Virtue Ethics.Kathryn MacKay - 2022 - Public Health Ethics 15 (1):1-10.
    This paper proposes that public health is the sort of institution that has a role in producing structures of virtue in society. This proposal builds upon work that describes how virtues are structured by the practices of institutions, at the collective or whole-of-society level. This work seeks to fill a gap in public health ethics when it comes to virtues. Mainstay moral theories tend to incorporate some role for virtues, but within public health ethics this role has not been fully (...)
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    Reflections on Responsibility and the Prospect of a Long Life.Kathryn MacKay - 2019 - Public Health Ethics 12 (2):130-132.
    In this commentary on Brown and colleagues’ paper, entitled ‘Against Moral Responsibilisation of Health: Prudential Responsibility and Health Promotion’, I highlight the tension between individual responsibility—even when this is prudential and not moral—and systemic factors that impact people's health. Brown and colleagues and I agree that individuals are frequently held inappropriately responsible for health-related behaviours or diseases that have become associated with the so-called ‘lifestyle’ diseases. We further agree that health is an instrumental value to people, allowing them to achieve (...)
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    Authenticity and Normative Authority: Addressing the Agency Dilemma with Values of One’s Own.Kathryn MacKay - 2020 - Journal of Social Philosophy 51 (3):349-370.
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    Exacerbating Inequalities? Health Policy and the Behavioural Sciences.Kathryn MacKay & Muireann Quigley - 2018 - Health Care Analysis 26 (4):380-397.
    There have been calls for some time for a new approach to public health in the United Kingdom and beyond. This is consequent on the recognition and acceptance that health problems often have a complex and multi-faceted aetiology. At the same time, policies which utilise insights from research in behavioural economics and psychology have gained prominence on the political agenda. The relationship between the social determinants of health and behavioural science in health policy has not hitherto been explored. Given the (...)
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    Rules and Resistance: A Commentary on “An Archeology of Corruption in Medicine”.Kathryn MacKay - 2021 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 19 (1):123-127.
    In the paper “An archeology of corruption in medicine”, Miles Little, Wendy Lipworth, and Ian Kerridge present an account of corruption and describe its prevalent forms in medicine. In presenting an individual-focused account of corruption found within “social entities”, Little et al. argue that these entities are corruptible by nature and that certain individuals are prone to take advantage of the corruptibility of social entities to pursue their own ends. The authors state that this is not preventable, so the way (...)
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    Intertwined Interests in Expanded Prenatal Genetic Testing: The State’s Role in Facilitating Equitable Access.Kathryn MacKay, Zuzana Deans, Isabella Holmes, Ainsley J. Newson & Lisa Dive - 2022 - American Journal of Bioethics 22 (2):45-47.
    In their analysis of how much fetal genetic information prospective parents should be able to access, Bayefsky and Berkman determine that parents should only be able to access information th...
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    A Feminist Analysis of Anti-Obesity Campaigns: Manipulation, Oppression, and Autonomy.Kathryn MacKay - 2017 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 10 (2):61-78.
    A few years ago, the New York City Department of Health introduced a public health campaign entitled “Cut Your Portions, Cut Your Risk”, a series of posters in which images of food in increasingly large portion sizes appear. In one example, three packets of french fries are featured; in another, cheeseburgers are shown. In a red box in each, the text, in large, all-capital letters in English and Spanish, reads “Portions have grown,” and, below this, in all capitals, “so has (...)
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    The Restaurant Food Hot Potato: Stop Passing It on—A Commentary on Mah and Timming’s, ‘Equity in Public Health Ethics: The Case of Menu Labelling Policy at the Local Level’.Kathryn L. MacKay - 2015 - Public Health Ethics 8 (1):90-93.
    In the case discussion, ‘Equity in Public Health Ethics: The Case of Menu Labelling Policy at the Local Level’ , Mah and Timming state that menu labelling would ‘place requirements for information disclosure on private sector food businesses, which, as a policy instrument, is arguably less intrusive than related activities such as requiring changes to the food content’. In this commentary on Mah and Timming’s case study, I focus on discussing how menu-labelling policy permits governments to avoid addressing the heart (...)
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    Response: Collective Moral Agents and Their Collective-Level Virtues.Kathryn MacKay - 2022 - Public Health Ethics 15 (1):23-26.
    In this short piece, I attempt to respond to some of the challenges raised by Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist and Karen Meagher in their commentaries on my paper, ‘Public Health Virtue Ethics’. While these authors have made many insightful and challenging remarks, I mostly focus on two questions here: first, about the nature of collectives as moral agents, in response to Nihlén Fahlquist, and second, about the concept of a collective-level virtue, in response to Meagher.
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    The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Green Foster.Kathryn MacKay - 2021 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 14 (2):196-200.
    One thousand women. Ten years. Diana Greene Foster’s epic Turnaway Study, and its namesake book, followed a thousand women who sought abortions across the United States for a decade after they were or were not successful in ending unwanted pregnancies to document how their lives changed. The result is a book rich in detail, full of facts about abortion in the United States—and somewhat more generally—that perhaps many of us knew or suspected but few could find in print. These facts (...)
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    Unintended Consequences or Pre-Existing Barriers? A Commentary on Barnhill and Devine.Kathryn MacKay - 2018 - Public Health Ethics 11 (3):phy010.
    In this case discussion, Barnhill and Devine collect and present a significant amount of recent research on the various reasons why people struggle to succeed in weight loss programmes. Specifically, the authors focus on what they call ‘behavioural weight loss interventions’, which are ‘research, clinical or public health efforts to promote individual healthy eating and physical activity behaviours’. As defined, this is a very broad category of interventions and presumably includes all kinds of dieting and weight loss programmes or promotion (...)
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  13. Feminist Bioethics and Activism in the Wake of COVID-19.Kathryn MacKay & Emma Tumilty - 2022 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 15 (1):162-163.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. The depth and breadth of changes are still unfolding. What is the place of feminist bioethics in this new world? It's important to point out that COVID-19 is only one of a few major catastrophes we are facing as humans. The ongoing and worsening effects of climate change, along with the paltry efforts of politicians to address it, are an urgent concern. Humanitarian crises caused by climate change, by COVID-19, or crises unrelated to (...)
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  14. An Examination of Exploitation in International Gestational Surrogacy Contracts.Kathryn MacKay - unknown
    This thesis aims to determine whether international gestational surrogacy contracts are exploitative, and whether they should be prohibited. I chose a group of women working as surrogates at Kaival Maternity Home and Surgical Hospital, in Anand, Gujarat, India as a study group. After examining their life circumstances, I argue that these women live in unjust circumstances caused by institutional sexism and poverty. I critically assess arguments launched against surrogacy, organ trade, and prostitution and find that none of these are sufficient (...)
     
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    Alcohol, Liberty, and Societal Change: What Should We Do About Our Drinking Problem?Angus Dawson & Kathryn MacKay - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (3):12-14.
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    Good Ethics and Bad Choices: The Relevance of Behavioural Economics for Medical Ethics. Jennifer S. Blumenthal‐Barby MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2021. 251 Pp. ISBN 978‐0‐262‐54248‐7. US $45.00 (Soft Cover). [REVIEW]Kathryn MacKay - 2022 - Wiley: Bioethics 36 (4).
    Bioethics, Volume 36, Issue 4, Page 474-475, May 2022.
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    Mothers: The Invisible Instruments of Health Promotion.Kathryn L. MacKay - 2021 - Hypatia 36 (1):60-79.
    In this article, I focus on two problematic aspects of British health-promotion campaigns regarding feeding children, particularly regarding breastfeeding and obesity. The first of these is that health-promotion campaigns around “lifestyle” issues dehumanize mothers with their imagery or text, stemming from the ongoing undervaluing and objectification of mothers and women. Public health-promotion instrumentalizes mothers as necessary components in achieving its aims, while at the same time undermining their agency as persons and interlocutors by tying “mother” to particular images. This has (...)
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    Anti-Racist Health Care Practice. [REVIEW]Kathryn L. Mackay - 2011 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):164-168.
    Elizabeth A. McGibbon and Josephine B. Etowa’s co-authored book Anti-racist Health Care Practice exposes and addresses systemic racism in the Canadian health-care system. McGibbon and Etowa directly confront racism in health provision and Canadian society, and provide a discussion of racism and related issues (gender, class) that does not hold back criticisms. The system of racial oppression and its sustenance by white privilege is presented to the reader in a clear and straightforward way, making it impossible for the reader to (...)
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    Anti-Racist Health Care Practice, by Elizabeth A. McGibbon and Josephine B. Etowa.Kathryn L. Mackay & Kathryn MacKay - 2011 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):164-168.
    Elizabeth A. McGibbon and Josephine B. Etowa, Anti-racist health care practice, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009, reviewed by Kathryn L. Mackay.
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    A Discursive Exploration of Values and Ethics in Medicine: The Scholarship of Miles Little.Claire Hooker, Ian Kerridge, Kathryn Mackay & Wendy Lipworth - 2021 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 19 (1):15-20.
    In the paper “An archeology of corruption in medicine”, Miles Little, Wendy Lipworth, and Ian Kerridge present an account of corruption and describe its prevalent forms in medicine. In presenting an individual-focused account of corruption found within “social entities”, Little et al. argue that these entities are corruptible by nature and that certain individuals are prone to take advantage of the corruptibility of social entities to pursue their own ends. The authors state that this is not preventable, so the way (...)
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    Choosing to Live with Harm? A Presentation of Two Case Studies to Explore the Perspective of Those Who Experienced Adult Safeguarding Interventions.Kathryn Mackay - 2017 - Ethics and Social Welfare 11 (1):33-46.
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    Good Ethics and Bad Choices: The Relevance of Behavioural Economics for Medical Ethics. Jennifer S.Blumenthal‐BarbyMIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2021. 251 Pp. ISBN 978‐0‐262‐54248‐7. US $45.00 (Soft Cover). [REVIEW]Kathryn MacKay - 2022 - Bioethics 36 (4):474-475.
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