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    The Role of Empirical Research in Bioethics.Alexander A. Kon - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6-7):59-65.
    There has long been tension between bioethicists whose work focuses on classical philosophical inquiry and those who perform empirical studies on bioethical issues. While many have argued that empirical research merely illuminates current practices and cannot inform normative ethics, others assert that research-based work has significant implications for refining our ethical norms. In this essay, I present a novel construct for classifying empirical research in bioethics into four hierarchical categories: Lay of the Land, Ideal Versus Reality, Improving Care, and Changing (...)
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    Clinical Ethicists Have an Ethical Obligation to Create Professional Standards and a National Certification Process.Alexander A. Kon - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (3):30-32.
  3. Neonatal Euthanasia is Unsupportable: The Groningen Protocol Should Be Abandoned.Alexander A. Kon - 2007 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (5):453-463.
    The growing support for voluntary active euthanasia is evident in the recently approved Dutch Law on Termination of Life on Request. Indeed, the debate over legalized VAE has increased in European countries, the United States, and many other nations over the last several years. The proponents of VAE argue that when a patient judges that the burdens of living outweigh the benefits, euthanasia can be justified. If some adults suffer to such an extent that VAE is justified, then one may (...)
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    Shared Decision-Making in the Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria.Alexander A. Kon - 2020 - American Journal of Bioethics 20 (6):30-32.
    Volume 20, Issue 6, June 2020, Page 30-32.
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    Informed Non-Dissent: A Better Option Than Slow Codes When Families Cannot Bear to Say “Let Her Die”.Alexander A. Kon - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (11):22-23.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 11, Page 22-23, November 2011.
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    Honesty in Shared Decision Making When Last-Ditch Efforts Fail.Alexander A. Kon & Mary Devereaux - 2018 - American Journal of Bioethics 18 (1):12-14.
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    Navigating End-of-Life Decisions Using Informed Nondissent.Denise M. Dudzinski & Alexander A. Kon - 2019 - American Journal of Bioethics 19 (3):42-43.
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    The “Window of Opportunity:” Helping Parents Make the Most Difficult Decision They Will Ever Face Using an Informed Non-Dissent Model.Alexander A. Kon - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (4):55-56.
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    Healthcare Ethics Consultant Certification: The Big Picture.Alexander A. Kon - 2020 - American Journal of Bioethics 20 (3):19-21.
    Volume 20, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 19-21.
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    Palliative Sedation: It's Not a Panacea.Alexander A. Kon - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (6):41 - 42.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 6, Page 41-42, June 2011.
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    We Cannot Accurately Predict the Extent of an Infant's Future Suffering: The Groningen Protocol is Too Dangerous to Support.Alexander A. Kon - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (11):27 – 29.
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    Clinical Ethics Consultants: Advocates for Both Patients and Clinicians.Alexander A. Kon - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (8):15 - 17.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 8, Page 15-17, August 2012.
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    They 'Re Not Just Little Adults: Special Considerations in Pediatric Clinical Ethics Consultation'.Alexander A. Kon - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (5):30-32.
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    Life and Death Choices in Neonatal Care: Applying Shared Decision-Making Focused on Parental Values.Alexander A. Kon - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2):35 - 36.
    (2011). Life and Death Choices in Neonatal Care: Applying Shared Decision-Making Focused on Parental Values. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-36.
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    Using Professional Organization Policy Statements to Guide Hospital Policies and Bedside Recommendations.Alexander A. Kon - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (1):53-56.
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    Telemedicine as a Tool to Bring Clinical Ethics Expertise to Remote Locations.Alexander A. Kon & Melissa Garcia - 2015 - HEC Forum 27 (2):189-199.
    The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promulgated standards for clinical ethics consultants and is currently developing a national Quality Attestation in Clinical Ethics Consultation to assist facilities in ensuring that those performing clinical ethics consultations meet minimum standards. As the field moves towards such professionalization, there is a need to provide access to qualified clinical ethicists at a broad range of medical facilities. Currently, however, there are insufficient numbers of trained clinical ethicists to staff all healthcare facilities, and many (...)
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    Transgender Children and Adolescents.Alexander A. Kon - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics 14 (1):48-50.
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    The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium and the Translational Research Model.Alexander A. Kon - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (3):58-60.
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    Real Pragmatism, Kids, and the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).Alexander A. Kon - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (4):45 – 47.
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    When Parents Refuse Treatment for Their Child.Alexander A. Kon - 2006 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 8 (1):5-9.
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    The Risky Business of Assessing Research Risk.Alexander A. Kon - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (3):21 – 22.
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    Prenatal Testing Can Be Advantageous Even When Abortion is Not an Option.Alexander A. Kon - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (8):69-70.
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    Ethical Rules for Human Subjects Research: A Case Where the “Is” Must Inform the “Ought”.Alexander A. Kon - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (6):14-15.
    (2010). Ethical Rules for Human Subjects Research: A Case Where the “Is” Must Inform the “Ought”. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 14-15.
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    Silent Decisions or Veiled Paternalism? Physicians Are Not Experts in Judging Character.Alexander A. Kon - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (7):40 – 42.
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    Improving Military IRB Efficiency: Envisioning Broader Changes.Wendy A. Cook & Alexander A. Kon - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (8):41-43.
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    May We Take Our Baby With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Home?Mary Devereaux & Alexander A. Kon - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (7):72-74.
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    Difficulties in Judging Patient Preferences for Shared Decision-Making.Alexander A. Kon - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (12):719-720.
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    Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions: Semantics Matter.Alexander A. Kon - 2018 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60 (3):383-389.
    Recently, five major critical care professional organizations in North America and Europe published a consensus policy statement on how intensive care unit clinicians should respond to patient or surrogate requests for potentially inappropriate treatments. Subsequently, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the largest multidisciplinary critical care organization and one of the authors of the Multiorganization Policy Statement, issued a companion statement defining futile and potentially inappropriate interventions. These statements support previous work published by the SCCM Ethics Committee 20 years ago. (...)
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    It is Settled: The 'Is' Can (and Should) Inform the 'Ought'!Alexander A. Kon - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6-7):4-6.
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    PICU Doctor in the Family.Alexander A. Kon - 2018 - Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 8 (1):16-18.
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    Resident-Generated Versus Instructor-Generated Cases in Ethics and Professionalism Training.Alexander A. Kon - 2006 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 1:1-6.
    BackgroundThe emphasis on ethics and professionalism in medical education continues to increase. Indeed, in the United States the ACGME will require residency programs to include professionalism training in all curricula by 2007. Most courses focus on cases generated by the course instructors rather than on cases generated by the trainees. To date, however, there has been no assessment of the utility of these two case discussion formats. In order to determine the utility of instructor-generated cases (IGCs) versus resident-generated cases (RGCs) (...)
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    When Doctors Refuse to Prescribe Opiates to a Patient in Pain: How Healthcare Ethics Consultants Can Be Most Effective.Alexander A. Kon & Jacob J. Kon - 2021 - American Journal of Bioethics 21 (1):71-73.
    Throughout the 20th century, many doctors did not view pain management as an important aspect of their practice. Because pain cannot be objectively measured by the doctor, many doctors found it dif...
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