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  1. David A. Buchanan (2013). The Austerity Bargain and the Social Self: Conceptual Clarity Surrounding Health Cutbacks. Nursing Philosophy 14 (1):38-44.
    As necessary austerity measures make major inroads into western health services, this paper investigates the philology of austerity and finds that there are two subtly similar yet importantly different derivations from the Latin and the Greek. The Latin austerus is an abstract term meaning dry, harsh, sour; whereas the Greek austeros has a more embodied and literal meaning of making the tongue dry. What seems an initially subtle difference between the metaphorical and the metonymic plays out as involving seriously different (...)
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  2. Christopher D. Erb, David W. Buchanan & David M. Sobel (2013). Children's Developing Understanding of the Relation Between Variable Causal Efficacy and Mechanistic Complexity. Cognition 129 (3):494-500.
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  3. David W. Buchanan & David M. Sobel (2008). Bridging the Gap: Children's Developing Inferences About Objects' Labels and Insides From Causality-at-a-Distance. In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society 64--70.
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  4. Julia Slutsman, David Buchanan & Christine Grady (2007). Ethical Issues in Cancer Chemoprevention Trials: Considerations for IRBs and Investigators. IRB: Ethics & Human Research 29 (2):1-6.
    Cancer chemoprevention trials test the efficacy of pharmaceutical agents in preventing cancer in at-risk research subjects who are neither patients diagnosed with the disease nor typical healthy volunteers. Such trials present unique challenges to investigators and IRB reviewers when evaluating risks and benefits, assessing informed consent, and compensating subjects. Investigators and IRBs should pay particular attention to the criteria used to define at-risk subjects and carefully assess the strength of the evidence supporting them, as this is critical to evaluating the (...)
     
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  5. David Buchanan & Franklin G. Miller (2005). Principles of Early Stopping of Randomized Trials for Efficacy: A Critique of Equipoise and an Alternative Nonexploitation Ethical Framework. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 15 (2):161-178.
    : Recent controversial decisions to terminate several large clinical trials have called attention to the need for developing a sound ethical framework to determine when trials should be stopped in light of emerging efficacy data. Currently, the fundamental rationale for stopping trials early is based on the principle that equipoise has been disturbed. We present an analysis of the ethical and practical problems with the "equipoise disturbed" position and describe an alternative ethical framework based on the principle of nonexploitation. This (...)
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  6. John Quintner, David Buchanan, Milton Cohen & Andrew Taylor (2003). Signification and Pain: A Semiotic Reading of Fibromyalgia. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (4):345-354.
    Patients with persistent pain who lack adetectable underlying disease challenge thetheories supporting much of biomedicalbody-mind discourse. In this context,diagnostic labeling is as inherently vulnerableto the same pitfalls of uncertainty that besetany other interpretative endeavour. The endpoint is often no more than a name ratherthan the discovered essence of a pre-existentmedical condition. In 1990 a Committee of theAmerican College of Rheumatology (ACR)formulated the construct of Fibromyalgia in anattempt to rectify a situation of diagnosticconfusion faced by patients presenting withwidespread pain. It was (...)
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  7. David Ross Buchanan (2001). [Book Review] an Ethic for Health Promotion, Rethinking the Sources of Human Well-Being. [REVIEW] Hastings Center Report 31 (1):43-45.
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