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    A Right to Reproduce?Muireann Quigley - 2010 - Bioethics 24 (8):403-411.
    ABSTRACTHow should we conceive of a right to reproduce? And, morally speaking, what might be said to justify such a right? These are just two questions of interest that are raised by the technologies of assisted reproduction. This paper analyses the possible legitimate grounds for a right to reproduce within the two main theories of rights; interest theory and choice theory.
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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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    The Organs Crisis and the Spanish Model: Theoretical Versus Pragmatic Considerations.M. Quigley, M. Brazier, R. Chadwick, M. N. Michel & D. Paredes - 2008 - Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (4):223-224.
    In the United Kingdom, the debate about how best to meet the shortfall of organs for transplantation has persisted on and off for many years. It is often presumed that the answer is simply to alter the law to a system of presumed consent. Acting perhaps on that presumption in his annual report launched in July, the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, advocated a system of organ donation based on presumed consent, the so-called “opt-out” system.1 He is calling for (...)
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    Non-Human Primates: The Appropriate Subjects of Biomedical Research?M. Quigley - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (11):655-658.
    Following the publication of the Weatherall report on the use of non-human primates in research, this paper reflects on how to provide appropriate and ethical models for research beneficial to humankind. Two of the main justifications for the use of non-human primates in biomedical research are analysed. These are the “least-harm/greatest-good” argument and the “capacity” argument. This paper argues that these are equally applicable when considering whether humans are appropriate subjects of biomedical research.
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    Are Health Nudges Coercive?Muireann Quigley - 2014 - Monash Bioethics Review 32 (1-2):141-158.
    Governments and policy-makers have of late displayed renewed attention to behavioural research in an attempt to achieve a range of policy goals, including health promotion. In particular, approaches which could be labelled as ‘nudges’ have gained traction with policy-makers. A range of objections to nudging have been raised in the literature. These include claims that nudges undermine autonomy and liberty, may lead to a decrease in responsibility in decision-making, lack transparency, involve deception, and involve manipulation, potentially occasioning coercion. In this (...)
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    Property and the Body: Applying Honore.M. Quigley - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (11):631-634.
    This paper argues that the new commercial and quasi-commercial activities of medicine, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and industry with regard to human tissue has given rise to a whole new way of valuing our bodies. It is argued that a property framework may be an effective and constructive method of exploring issues arising from this. The paper refers to A M Honoré’s theory of ownership and aims to show that we have full liberal ownership of our own bodies and as such (...)
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  7. Deceased Organ Donation: In Praise of Pragmatism.Margaret Brazier & Muireann Quigley - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (4):164-165.
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    Property in Human Biomaterials—Separating Persons and Things?Muireann Quigley - 2012 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 32 (4):659-683.
    The traditional ‘no property’ approach of the law to human biomaterials has long been punctured by exceptions. Developments in the jurisprudence of property in human tissue in English law and beyond demonstrate that a variety of tissues are capable of being subject to proprietary considerations. Further, among commentators, there are few who would deny, given biotechnological advances, that such materials can be considered thus. Yet, where commentators do admit human biomaterials into the realm of property, it is often done with (...)
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    Tax Needn't Be Taxing, but in the Case of Organ Donation It Might Be.Muireann Quigley - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (8):458-460.
    Petersen and Lippert-Rasmussen argue that, while a tax credit scheme to encourage organ donation would be costly, the increased number of organs for transplantation would lead to other savings in the healthcare system. In the present work some calculations are provided and it is suggested that, even given optimistic assumptions, the cost to the state of implementing the system as proposed would be high and unlikely to garner the support of politicians and policymakers.
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    Frozen Embryos, Genetic Information and Reproductive Rights.Sarah Chan & Muireann Quigley - 2007 - Bioethics 21 (8):439–448.
    Recent ethical and legal challenges have arisen concerning the rights of individuals over their IVF embryos, leading to questions about how, when the wishes of parents regarding their embryos conflict, such situations ought to be resolved. A notion commonly invoked in relation to frozen embryo disputes is that of reproductive rights: a right to have (or not to have) children. This has sometimes been interpreted to mean a right to have, or not to have, one's own genetic children. But can (...)
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  11. Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language.Megan Quigley - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the artistic and philosophical versions of vagueness, linking the development of literary modernism to changes in philosophy. This book argues that the problem of vagueness - language's unavoidable imprecision - led to transformations in both fiction and philosophy in the early twentieth century. Both twentieth-century philosophers and their literary counterparts were fascinated by the vagueness of words and the dream of creating a perfectly precise language. Building on recent interest in the connections between analytic philosophy, (...)
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  12. Stem Cells: New Frontiers in Science and Ethics.Muireann Quigley, Sarah Chan & John Harris (eds.) - 2012 - World Scientific.
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    From Human Tissue to Human Bodies: Donation, Interventions and Justified Distinctions?M. Quigley - 2012 - Clinical Ethics 7 (2):73-78.
    This article reviews the latest report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Human Bodies: Donation for Medicine and Research. It argues that the report represents a notable evolution in the Council's position regarding the appropriate governance of the human body and biomaterials. It then goes on to examine in more depth one of the report's recommendations – that a pilot payment scheme for eggs for research purposes should be trialled. In particular, it looks at whether the distinctions drawn, first, between (...)
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    Risk and Choice in Childbirth: Problems of Evidence and Ethics?Muireann Quigley - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (12):791-791.
    Journal of Medical Ethics Concise Argument (editorial).
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    Health Law and Policy: The Scope and Bounds of Liberty?Muireann Quigley - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (8):481-481.
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    Revelation and the Problem of Historicism.Michael E. Quigley - 1976 - Heythrop Journal 17 (3):293–308.
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    A NICE Fallacy.M. Quigley - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (8):465-466.
    A response is given to the claim by Claxton and Culyer, who stated that the policies of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) do not evaluate patients rather than treatments. The argument is made that the use of values such as quality of life and life-years is ethically dubious when used to choose which patients ought to receive treatments in the National Health Service (NHS).
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    Personal or Public Health?Muireann Quigley & John Harris - 2008 - In Michael Boylan (ed.), International Public Health Policy & Ethics. Dordrecht. pp. 15--29.
    Intuitively we feel that we ought (to attempt) to save the lives, or ameliorate the suffering, of identifiable individuals where we can. But this comes at a price. It means that there may not be any resources to save the lives of others in similar situations in the future. Or worse, there may not be enough resources left to prevent others from ending up in similar situations in the future. This chapter asks whether this is justifiable or whether we would (...)
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    Vengeful Vagueness in Charles Sanders Peirce and Henry James.Megan M. Quigley - 2007 - Philosophy and Literature 31 (2):362-377.
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    Ernst Troeltsch and the Problem of the Historical Absolute.Michael A. Quigley - 1983 - Heythrop Journal 24 (1):19–37.
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    Evidence & Ethics: Once More Into the Fray.Muireann Quigley - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (10):793-794.
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    Best Interests, the Power of the Medical Profession, and the Power of the Judiciary.Muireann Quigley - 2008 - Health Care Analysis 16 (3):233-239.
    This paper is a response to a paper by John Coggon ‘Best Interests, Public Interest, and the Power of the Medical Profession'. It argues that certain legal judgements in relation to best interests seek to change and curtail the role of the medical profession in this arena while simultaneously extending the jurisdiction of the courts. It also argues that we must guard against replacing one professional standard, that of the medical profession, with another, that of the judiciary in this area.
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    Medical Ethics and Law--Surviving on the Wards and Passing Exams.M. Quigley - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (9):556-557.
    Yet another medical ethics book has been published, but the difference this time is that I actually like it Sokol and Bergson’s handbook Medical ethics and law—surviving on the wards and passing exams is for medical students and junior doctors preparing for life in medicine and for the inevitable exams. The format of the book closely follows that of the core curriculum for medical ethics and law set out by the BMA in 2004 in Medical ethics today. The book ….
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