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  1. Out on a limb: The ethical management of body integrity identity disorder.Christopher James Ryan - 2008 - Neuroethics 2 (1):21-33.
    Body integrity identity disorder (BIID), previously called apotemnophilia, is an extremely rare condition where sufferers desire the amputation of a healthy limb because of distress associated with its presence. This paper reviews the medical and philosophical literature on BIID. It proposes an evidenced based and ethically informed approach to its management. Amputation of a healthy limb is an ethically defensible treatment option in BIID and should be offered in some circumstances, but only after clarification of the diagnosis and consideration of (...)
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    Treatment Refusal in Anorexia Nervosa: The Hardest of Cases: Commentary on “Anorexia Nervosa: The Diagnosis: A Postmodern Ethics Contribution to the Bioethics Debate on Involuntary Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa” by Sacha Kendall.Christopher James Ryan & Sascha Callaghan - 2014 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (1):43-45.
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    Leave to Intervene in Cases of Gender Identity Disorder; Normative Causation; Financial Harms and Involuntary Treatment; and the Right to Be Protected From Suicide.Cameron Stewart, Tina Cockburn, Bill Madden, Sascha Callaghan & Christopher James Ryan - 2012 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (3):235-242.
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    Rationality and the wish to die—a response to Clarke.Christopher James Ryan - 2000 - Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (3):217-217.
    sirIn a scholarly and thought-provoking paper, Clarke sets out to debunk the concept of “rational suicide” as nonsensical.1 His motivation in this is to undermine any support that the notion of rational suicide might give to a “categorical right to suicide”. If his enterprise were successful, however, it would go far beyond the “rights issue” and would have a profound impact on all arguments raised in support of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide.Clarke's major thrust might be termed the argument from posthumous (...)
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    The ethical management of body integrity identity disorder: Reply to pies.Christopher James Ryan - 2009 - Neuroethics 2 (3):181-181.
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    One Flu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest: Comparing Legislated Coercive Treatment for Mental Illness with that for Other Illness. [REVIEW]Christopher James Ryan - 2011 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1):87-93.
    Many of the world’s mental health acts, including all Australian legislation, allow for the coercive detention and treatment of people with mental illnesses if they are deemed likely to harm themselves or others. Numerous authors have argued that legislated powers to impose coercive treatment in psychiatric illness should pivot on the presence or absence of capacity not likely harm, but no Australian act uses this criterion. In this paper, I add a novel element to these arguments by comparing the use (...)
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    Lies, Damn Lies and Placebos: A Comment on Foreid et al. [REVIEW]Christopher James Ryan - 2010 - Neuroethics 4 (3):261-262.
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    Commentary.Christopher James Ryan - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (5):15-15.
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    Case Study: Dirty Blood.Carla C. Keims, Susan Dorr Goold, Elisa J. Gordon & Christopher James Ryan - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    Response.Christopher James Ryan - 2011 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1):103-104.