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    The Pitfalls of Deducing Ethics From Behavioral Economics: Why the Association of American Medical Colleges Is Wrong About Pharmaceutical Detailing.Thomas S. Huddle - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (1):1-8.
    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is urging academic medical centers to ban pharmaceutical detailing. This policy followed from a consideration of behavioral and neuroeconomics research. I argue that this research did not warrant the conclusions drawn from it. Pharmaceutical detailing carries risks of cognitive error for physicians, as do other forms of information exchange. Physicians may overcome such risks; those determined to do so may ethically engage in pharmaceutical detailing. Whether or not they should do so is a (...)
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    The Limits of Social Justice as an Aspect of Medical Professionalism.Thomas S. Huddle - 2013 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (4):369-387.
    Contemporary accounts of medical ethics and professionalism emphasize the importance of social justice as an ideal for physicians. This ideal is often specified as a commitment to attaining the universal availability of some level of health care, if not of other elements of a “decent minimum” standard of living. I observe that physicians, in general, have not accepted the importance of social justice for professional ethics, and I further argue that social justice does not belong among professional norms. Social justice (...)
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  3. Moral Fiction or Moral Fact? The Distinction Between Doing and Allowing in Medical Ethics.Thomas S. Huddle - 2013 - Bioethics 27 (5):257-262.
    Opponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) maintain that physician withdrawal-of-life-sustaining-treatment cannot be morally equated to voluntary active euthanasia. PAS opponents generally distinguish these two kinds of act by positing a possible moral distinction between killing and allowing-to-die, ceteris paribus. While that distinction continues to be widely accepted in the public discourse, it has been more controversial among philosophers. Some ethicist PAS advocates are so certain that the distinction is invalid that they describe PAS opponents who hold to the distinction as in (...)
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    Clarifying the Dispute Over Academic–Industry Relationships.Thomas S. Huddle - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (1):47 - 49.
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    Political Activism is Not Mandated by Medical Professionalism.Thomas S. Huddle - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics 14 (9):51-53.
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    Drug Reps and the Academic Medical Center: A Case for Management Rather Than Prohibition.Thomas S. Huddle - 2008 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 51 (2):251-260.
    Academic physicians and bioethicists are increasingly voicing objections to “drug rep” detailing. Leaders in academic medical centers are considering proposals to ban the small gifts of detailing within their walls. Such bans would be a mistake, as the small gifts are unlikely to act as bribes and do not create unacceptable conflicts of interest for physicians. Drug rep detailing does influence physician behavior, but this influence has not been shown to be harmful. Calls for a ban are premised on empirical (...)
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    A Moral Argument Against Turning Off an Implantable Cardiac Device: Why Deactivation Is a Form of Killing, Not Simply Allowing a Patient to Die.Thomas S. Huddle - 2019 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28 (2):329-337.
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    Reply to Sulmasy/Courtois: Why It is Sometimes Unethical to Deactivate Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices.Thomas S. Huddle - 2019 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28 (2):347-352.
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    What Does the Character of Medicine as a Social Practice Imply for Professional Conscientious Objection?Thomas S. Huddle - 2017 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 38 (6):429-445.
    The dispute over professional conscientious objection presumes a picture of medicine as a practice governed by rules. This rule-based conception of medical practice is identifiable with John Rawls’s conception of social practices. This conception does not capture the character of medical practice as experienced by practitioners, for whom it is a sensibility or “form of life” rather than rules. Moreover, the sensibility of medical practice as experienced by physicians is at best neutral, and at worst hostile, to the demands of (...)
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    Putting Patient Autonomy in its Proper Place; Professional Norm-Guided Medical Decision-Making.Thomas Huddle - 2016 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26 (4):457-482.
    Since patient autonomy became a prominent theme in medical ethics in the 1970s and 1980s, it has had a troubled reputation among many physicians, to whom claims for its importance in medical decision making seem unrealistic and even undesirable. Of course the discussion has moved on since the early days in which informative or interpretive models of medical decision-making—in which physicians provided information and helped patients clarify and express preferences that then determined decisions—were contrasted with usual medical practice characterized as (...)
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    Against the Turn to Critical Race Theory and “Anti-racism” in Academic Medicine.Thomas S. Huddle - forthcoming - HEC Forum:1-20.
    Medical academics are increasingly bringing critical race theory or its corollaries to their discourse, to their curricula, and to their analyses of health and medical treatment disparities. The author argues that this is an error. The author considers the history of CRT, its claims, and its current presence in the medical literature. He contends that CRT is inimical to usual academic modes of inquiry and has obscured rather than aided the analysis of social and medical treatment disparities. Remedies for racism (...)
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    Death, Organ Transplantation and Medical Practice.Thomas S. Huddle, Michael A. Schwartz, F. Amos Bailey & Michael A. Bos - 2008 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 3:5.
    A series of papers in Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine (PEHM) have recently disputed whether non-heart beating organ donors are alive and whether non-heart beating organ donation (NHBD) contravenes the dead donor rule. Several authors who argue that NHBD involves harvesting organs from live patients appeal to.
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    Pacemaker Deactivation: Withdrawal of Support or Active Ending of Life?Thomas S. Huddle & F. Amos Bailey - 2012 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 33 (6):421-433.
    In spite of ethical analyses assimilating the palliative deactivation of pacemakers to commonly accepted withdrawings of life-sustaining therapy, many clinicians remain ethically uncomfortable with pacemaker deactivation at the end of life. Various reasons have been posited for this discomfort. Some cardiologists have suggested that reluctance to deactivate pacemakers may stem from a sense that the pacemaker has become part of the patient’s “self.” The authors suggest that Daniel Sulmasy is correct to contend that any such identification of the pacemaker is (...)
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    Honesty Is an Internal Norm of Medical Practice and the Best Policy.Thomas S. Huddle - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (3):15-17.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 15-17, March 2012.
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    Don't Ban the Sunset in Pharmaceutical Advertising If It Doesn't Darken the Sky.Thomas S. Huddle - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (5):27-30.
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    Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “The Pitfalls of Deducing Ethics From Economics: Why the Association of American Medical Colleges is Wrong About Pharmaceutical Detailing”.Thomas S. Huddle - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (1):1-3.
    (2010). Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “The Pitfalls of Deducing Ethics from Economics: Why the Association of American Medical Colleges is Wrong About Pharmaceutical Detailing”. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. W1-W3.
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    The Limits of Objective Assessment of Medical Practice.Thomas S. Huddle - 2007 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (6):487-496.
    Medical work is increasingly being subjected to objective assessment as those who pay for it seek to grasp the quality of that work and how best to improve it. While objective measures have a role in the assessment of health care, I argue that this role is currently overestimated and that no human practice such as medicine can be fully comprehended by objective assessment. I suggest that the character of practices, in which formalizations are combined with judgment, requires that valid (...)
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    Last Words: Seeking Understanding, If Not Agreement, on Killing and Allowing-to-Die.Thomas S. Huddle - 2019 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28 (2):359-360.
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    Basic Science and the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum.Thomas Huddle - 1993 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 36 (4):550-550.