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    Guest editorial.Mary Neal, Sara Fovargue & Stephen W. Smith - 2019 - The New Bioethics 25 (3):203-206.
    Volume 25, Issue 3, September 2019, Page 203-206.
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    Individualised Claims of Conscience, Clinical Judgement and Best Interests.Stephen W. Smith - 2018 - Health Care Analysis 26 (1):81-93.
    Conscience and conscientious objections are important issues in medical law and ethics. However, discussions tend to focus on a particular type of conscience-based claim. These types of claims are based upon predictable, generalizable rules in which an individual practitioner objects to what is otherwise standard medical treatment. However, not all conscience based claims are of this type. There are other claims which are based not on an objection to a treatment in general but in individual cases. In other words, these (...)
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    End-of-life decisions in medical care: principles and policies for regulating the dying process.Stephen W. Smith - 2012 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Those involved in end-of-life decision making must take into account both legal and ethical issues. This book starts with a critical reflection of ethical principles including ideas such as moral status, the value of life, acts and omissions, harm, autonomy, dignity and paternalism. It then explores the practical difficulties of regulating end-of-life decisions, focusing on patients, healthcare professionals, the wider community and issues surrounding 'slippery slope' arguments. By evaluating the available empirical evidence, the author identifies preferred ways to regulate decisions (...)
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    Dogs and Monsters: Moral Status Claims in the Fiction of Dean Koontz.Stephen W. Smith - 2016 - Journal of Medical Humanities 37 (1):35-51.
    This article explores conceptions of moral status in the work of American thriller author Dean Koontz. It begins by examining some of the general theories of moral status used by philosophers to determine whether particular entities have moral status. This includes both uni-criterial theories and multi-criterial theories of moral status. After this examination, the article argues for exploring bioethics conceptions in popular fiction. Popular fiction is considered a rich source for analysis because it provides not only a good approximation of (...)
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  5. Precautionary reasoning in determining moral worth.Stephen W. Smith - 2008 - In Michael D. A. Freeman (ed.), Law and bioethics / edited by Michael Freeman. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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    Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics.Stephen W. Smith & Travis Curtright (eds.) - 2002 - Lexington Books.
    What were Shakespeare's final thoughts on history, tragedy, and comedy? Shakespeare's Last Plays focuses much needed scholarly attention on Shakespeare's "Late Romances." The work—a collection of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars of classical political philosophy and literature—offers careful textual analysis of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, All is True, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. The essays reveal how Shakespeare's thought in these final works compliments, challenges, fulfills, or transforms previously held conceptions of the playwright (...)
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    Empirical research in the debate on physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.Stephen W. Smith - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (3):129-132.
    This article explores the use of empirical data when considering whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and voluntary euthanasia. In particular, it focuses on the evidence available to the Select Committee for the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill on whether or not covert euthanasia is taking place in the UK under the current prohibition of PAS and voluntary euthanasia. The article shows that there is an insufficient evidentiary basis to make any claims about the extent of covert euthanasia (...)
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    The Essential Works of Thomas More.Gerard B. Wegemer & Stephen W. Smith (eds.) - 2020 - Yale University Press.
    _The first comprehensive one-volume collection of St.Thomas More’s writing__ “[A] tremendous scholarly undertaking.... Accessible and transparent to both scholars and the general audience.”—_Renaissance and Reformation__ In this book, Wegemer and Smith assemble More’s most important English and Latin works for the first time in a single volume. This volume reveals the breadth of More’s writing and includes a rich selection of illustrations and artwork. The book provides the most complete picture of More’s work available, serving as a major resource for (...)
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