Robert MacDougall

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Robert MacDougall, Assistant Professor


Post-doctoral Fellowship, Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University (2012-2013)
PhD, St Louis University (2012)
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2007)

Academic Interests

Health care ethics, political philosophy, Kant, business ethics, health policy, philosophy of medicine, professional ethics

Peer-reviewed Publications

MacDougall, D. Robert. (2014). Whistleblowing and the bioethicist's public obligations. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 23 (4):431-442.
MacDougall, D. Robert. (2013). Liberalism, authority, and bioethics commissions. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (6): 461-477.
MacDougall, D. Robert. (2013). "Physicians' strikes and the competing bases of physicians' moral obligations." Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 23 (3): 249-274.
MacDougall, D. Robert. (2010). Rawls and the refusal of medical treatment to children. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (2):130-53.

Other publications

MacDougall, D. Robert. (Forthcoming). Book Review: Reconceiving Medical Ethics, ed. C. Cowley. Journal of Moral Philosophy
MacDougall, D. Robert. (2013). National Obesity Rates: A Legitimate Health Policy Endpoint? The Hastings Center Report 43(3):7-8.
MacDougall, D. Robert, and Griffin Trotter. (2011). Rights and Basic Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (6):529-36.
MacDougall, D. Robert. (2010). Book Review: Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (02):264-8.

Selected Presentations

"Industry and impartiality: The case against restricting sources of funding in academic ethics," Cape Breton University New Faculty Symposium (November 2013)
"Why bioethics needs normative political philosophy," American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (October 2013)
"Normative political philosophy and expanding our methodological toolbox," Canadian Bioethics Society (May 2013)
"The profession of bioethics and consultation with private, for-profit corporations," Canadian Bioethics Society (May 2013)
"Kantian political philosophy and legal standards of disclosure," Dalhousie Philosophy Department Colloquium (March 2013)
"Legal standards of disclosure and division of the moral landscape," Saint Louis University Graduate School Association Symposium (April 2012)
"Physicians' strikes and the moral implications of professionalism," American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (October 2010)

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