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    On Nudging’s Supposed Threat to Rational Decision-Making.Timothy Houk - 2019 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44 (4):403-422.
    Nudging is a tool of libertarian paternalism. It involves making use of certain psychological tendencies in order to help people make better decisions without restricting their freedom. However, some have argued that nudging is objectionable because it interferes with, or undermines, the rational decision-making of the nudged agents. Opinions differ on why this is objectionable, but the underlying concerns appear to begin with nudging’s threat to rational decision-making. Those who discuss this issue do not make it clear to what this (...)
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    Misapplying autonomy: why patient wishes cannot settle treatment decisions.Colin Goodman & Timothy Houk - 2022 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 43 (5):289-305.
    The principle of autonomy is widely recognized to be of utmost importance in bioethics; however, we argue that this principle is often misapplied when one fails to distinguish two different contexts in medicine. When a particular patient is offered treatment options, she has the ultimate say in whether to proceed with any of those treatments. However, when deciding whether a particular intervention should be regarded as a form of medical treatment in the first place, it is the medical community who (...)
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    Marketing the Research Missions of Academic Medical Centers: Why Messages Blurring Lines Between Clinical Care and Research Are Bad for both Business and Ethics.Mark Yarborough, Timothy Houk, Sarah Tinker Perrault, Yael Schenker & Richard R. Sharp - 2019 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28 (3):468-475.
    :Academic Medical Centers offer patient care and perform research. Increasingly, AMCs advertise to the public in order to garner income that can support these dual missions. In what follows, we raise concerns about the ways that advertising blurs important distinctions between them. Such blurring is detrimental to AMC efforts to fulfill critically important ethical responsibilities pertaining both to science communication and clinical research, because marketing campaigns can employ hype that weakens research integrity and contributes to therapeutic misconception and misestimation, undermining (...)
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    Smoke and Mirrors: Subverting Rationality, Positive Freedom, and Their Relevance to Nudging and/or Smoking Policies.Timothy Houk, Russell DiSilvestro & Mark Jensen - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (7):20-22.
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    The Road to HEAVEN Is Paved With Good Intentions: Transplanting Heads, Manipulating Selves, and Reassigning Genders.Russell DiSilvestro, Chong Choe-Smith, Timothy Houk & Saray Ayala-Lopez - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (4):223-225.
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    “I Just Wanna Get My Self, or My Story, Back Again”: Narrative Identity, Neurosurgical Intervention, and the Temporary Change Argument.Russell DiSilvestro, Chong Choe-Smith & Timothy Houk - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (3):178-180.
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