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    Ethics, Pandemics, and the Duty to Treat.Heidi Malm, Thomas May, Leslie P. Francis, Saad B. Omer, Daniel A. Salmon & Robert Hood - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (8):4 – 19.
    Numerous grounds have been offered for the view that healthcare workers have a duty to treat, including expressed consent, implied consent, special training, reciprocity (also called the social contract view), and professional oaths and codes. Quite often, however, these grounds are simply asserted without being adequately defended or without the defenses being critically evaluated. This essay aims to help remedy that problem by providing a critical examination of the strengths and weaknesses of each of these five grounds for asserting that (...)
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  2. Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.Leslie Pickering Francis & Richard Norman - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):507 - 527.
    It is a welcome development when academic philosophy starts to concern itself with practical issues, in such a way as to influence people's lives. Recently this has happened with one moral issue in particular—but infortunately it is the wrong issue, and people's actions have been influenced in the wrong way. The issue is that of the moral status and treatment of animals. A number of philosophers have argued for what they call ‘animal liberation’, comparing it directly with egalitarian causes such (...)
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    Thinking About the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):475-498.
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    Justice Through Trust: Disability and the “Outlier Problem” in Social Contract Theory.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2005 - Ethics 116 (1):40-76.
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    Psychologically Informed Engagement with the Matthean Pericopes on Pilate and Judas Through Jungian Lenses: The Sensing, Intuition, Feeling and Thinking Approach.Leslie J. Francis & Christopher F. Ross - 2018 - Hts Theological Studies 74 (1).
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    Jesus, Psychological Type and Conflict: A Study in Biblical Hermeneutics Applying the Reader Perspective and SIFT Approach to Mark 11:11–21. [REVIEW]Leslie J. Francis & Tania Ap Siôn - 2016 - Hts Theological Studies 72 (4).
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    How Infectious Diseases Got Left Out–and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Charles B. Smith & Jeffrey Botkin - 2005 - Bioethics 19 (4):307-322.
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    Personality and Vocational Motivation : A Study Among Catholic Seminarians in Italy Employing the Big Five and the NIRO.Leslie J. Francis & Giuseppe Crea - 2019 - Review of Religious Research 61 (3):259-271.
    This paper tests the hypothesis that vocational motivation among Catholic seminarians is significantly correlated with their personality profile. Data provided by 170 seminarians in Italy who completed the New Indices of Religious Orientation and the Big Five Questionnaire demonstrated that: the intrinsic orientation is high among seminarians and positively correlated with conscientiousness; the extrinsic motivation is low among seminarians and negatively correlated with emotional stability; and that the quest orientation is quite high among seminarians, positively correlated with openness and negatively (...)
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    How Infectious Diseases Got Left Out – and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Charles B. Smith & And Jeffrey Botkin - 2005 - Bioethics 19 (4):307–322.
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    Interpreting and Responding to the Johannine Feeding Narrative: An Empirical Study in the SIFT Hermeneutical Method Amongst Anglican Ministry Training Candidates.Leslie J. Francis - 2012 - Hts Theological Studies 68 (1).
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    The Missionary Journey of Mark 6 and the Experience of Ministry in Today’s World: An Empirical Study in Biblical Hermeneutics Among Anglican Clergy.Leslie J. Francis, Greg Smith & Guli Francis-Dehqani - 2017 - Hts Theological Studies 73 (3).
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    Learning Relationships: Church of England Curates and Training Incumbents Applying the SIFT Approach to the Road to Emmaus.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2017 - Hts Theological Studies 73 (4):1-11.
    This study invited curates and training incumbents attending a 3-day residential programme to function as a hermeneutical community engaging conversation between the Lucan post-resurrection narrative concerning the Road to Emmaus and the learning relationship in which they were engaged. Building on the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics the participants were invited to work in type-alike groups, structured first on the basis of the perceiving process and second on the basis of the judging process. This approach facilitated rich and varied insights (...)
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    Reading and Proclaiming the Advent Call of John the Baptist: An Empirical Enquiry Employing the SIFT Method.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2014 - Hts Theological Studies 70 (1).
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    Five Loaves and Two Fishes: An Empirical Study in Psychological Type and Biblical Hermeneutics Among Anglican Preachers.Leslie J. Francis - 2010 - Hts Theological Studies 66 (1).
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    Reading the Beatitudes Through the Lenses of Introverted Intuition and Introverted Sensing: Perceiving Text Differently.Leslie J. Francis, Duncan Strathie & Christopher F. Ross - 2019 - Hts Theological Studies 75 (4).
    Working within the reader perspective approach to biblical hermeneutics, a recent series of empirical studies has tested the theory that the readers’ psychological type preferences between sensing and intuition and between feeling and thinking shape distinctive readings of biblical texts. The present study advances the debate by distinguishing between the two orientations within which the functions are expressed. The added clarity offered by this refinement is illustrated by the distinctive voices of introverted intuition and introverted sensing engaging with the Matthean (...)
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    Reading and Proclaiming the Birth Narratives From Luke and Matthew: A Study in Empirical Theology Amongst Curates and Their Training Incumbents Employing the SIFT Method.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2013 - Hts Theological Studies 69 (1):01-13.
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    Cloudy Crystal Balls Do Not “Gray” Babies Make.Anita Silvers & Leslie Francis - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2):36 - 38.
  18. Understanding Autonomy in Light of Intellectual Disability.Leslie P. Francis - 2009 - In Kimberley Brownlee & Adam Cureton (eds.), Disability and Disadvantage. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases That Raise Special Ethical Issues?Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Leslie P. Francis, Jeffrey R. Botkin, Emily P. Asplund, Gretchen J. Domek & Beverly Hawkins - 2004 - Developing World Bioethics 4 (1):1–16.
    This paper examines the characteristics of infectious diseases that raise special medical and social ethical issues, and explores ways of integrating both current bioethical and classical public health ethics concerns. Many of the ethical issues raised by infectious diseases are related to these diseases' powerful ability to engender fear in individuals and panic in populations. We address the association of some infectious diseases with high morbidity and mortality rates, the sense that infectious diseases are caused by invasion or attack on (...)
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  20. Stateless Crimes, Legitimacy, and International Criminal Law: The Case of Organ Trafficking. [REVIEW]Leslie P. Francis & John G. Francis - 2010 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 4 (3):283-295.
    Organ trafficking and trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ transplantation are recognized as significant international problems. Yet these forms of trafficking are largely left out of international criminal law regimes and to some extent of domestic criminal law regimes as well. Trafficking of organs or persons for their organs does not come within the jurisdiction of the ICC, except in very special cases such as when conducted in a manner that conforms to the definitions of genocide or crimes (...)
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    Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases That Raise Special Ethical Issues?1.Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Leslie P. Francis, Jeffrey R. Botkin, Emily P. Asplund, Gretchen J. Domek & Beverly Hawkins - 2004 - Developing World Bioethics 4 (1):1-16.
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    Binding and Loosing on Earth: Evaluating the Strategy for Church Disciplinary Procedures Proposed in Matthew 18:15-18 Through the Lenses of Thinking and Feeling. [REVIEW]Leslie J. Francis, Susan H. Jones & Keith Hebden - 2019 - Hts Theological Studies 75 (3).
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    Liberalism and Individually Scripted Ideas of the Good: Meeting the Challenge of Dependent Agency.Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers - 2007 - Social Theory and Practice 33 (2):311-334.
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    Concerns About Justification for Fetal Genome Sequencing.Jeffrey R. Botkin, Leslie P. Francis & Nancy C. Rose - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (1):23-25.
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    Privacy, Confidentiality, and Justice.John G. Francis & Leslie P. Francis - 2014 - Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (3):408-431.
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    Infanticide, Moral Status and Moral Reasons: The Importance of Context.Leslie Francis & Anita Silvers - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):289-292.
    Giubilini and Minerva ask why birth should be a critical dividing line between acceptable and unacceptable reasons for terminating existence. Their argument is that birth does not change moral status in the sense that is relevant: the ability to be harmed by interruption of one's aims. Rather than question the plausibility of their position or the argument they give, we ask instead about the importance to scholarship or policy of publishing the article: does it to any extent make a novel (...)
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    Psychological Type and the Pulpit: An Empirical Enquiry Concerning Preachers and the SIFT Method of Biblical Hermeneutics.Leslie J. Francis, Amanda Robbins & Andrew Village - 2009 - Hts Theological Studies 65 (1).
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    Syndromic Surveillance and Patients as Victims and Vectors.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay Jacobson & Charles Smith - 2009 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (2):187-195.
    Syndromic surveillance uses new ways of gathering data to identify possible disease outbreaks. Because syndromic surveillance can be implemented to detect patterns before diseases are even identified, it poses novel problems for informed consent, patient privacy and confidentiality, and risks of stigmatization. This paper analyzes these ethical issues from the viewpoint of the patient as victim and vector. It concludes by pointing out that the new International Health Regulations fail to take full account of the ethical challenges raised by syndromic (...)
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    Competitive Sports, Disability, and Problems of Justice in Sports.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2005 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 32 (2):127-132.
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    Disability and Philosophy: Applying Ethics in Circumstances of Injustice.Leslie Francis - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (1):35-36.
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    Justice and Research on Controlled Substances With HIV+ Persons.Leslie Francis & John Francis - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (4):52-54.
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    Achieving Meaningful Access to Medicaid.Leslie Francis & Anita Silvers - 2019 - Hastings Center Report 49 (2):3-3.
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  33. Religion and Happiness : Perspectives From the Psychology of Religion, Positive Psychology and Empirical Theology.Leslie Francis - 2010 - In John R. Atherton, Elaine L. Graham & Ian Steedman (eds.), The Practices of Happiness: Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing. Routledge.
     
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    Deliberative Democracy and the Use of Data for Public Health: Comments on Gould.Leslie P. Francis & John G. Francis - 2019 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (2):192-197.
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    The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (1):36-49.
  36. Advance Directives for Voluntary Euthanasia: A Volatile Combination?Leslie Pickering Francis - 1993 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (3):297-322.
    Defenders of patient autonomy have successfully supported the legal adoption of advance directives. More recently, some defenders of patient autonomy have also supported the legalization of voluntary active euthanasia. This paper explores the wisdom of combining both practices. If euthanasia were to become legal, should it be permitted by advance directives? The paper juxtaposes the most significant doubts about advance directives, with the most significant doubts about euthanasia. It argues that the doubts together raise more concern about the combined practices (...)
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    Title IX: Equality for Women's Sports?Leslie P. Francis - 1993 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 20 (1):32-47.
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  38. The Fourth R for the Third Millennium Education in Religion and Values for the Global Future.Leslie J. Francis, Jeff Astley, Mandy Robbins & International Seminar on Religious Education and Values - 2001
  39. The Values Debate: A Voice From the Pupils.Leslie J. Francis - 2001 - Routledge.
    Presents findings from a survey conducted among 30,000 13-15 year olds throughout England and Wales, giving particular attention to social, personal and moral issues.
     
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    Christianity, Paranormal Belief and Personality: A Study Among 13- to 16-Year-Old Pupils in England and Wales.Emyr Williams, Leslie Francis & Mandy Robbins - 2009 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (3):337-344.
    Studies concerning the changing landscapes of religiosity and spirituality in the lives of young people in England and Wales draw attention to decline in traditional religiosity and to growth in alternative spiritualities. The present study examined whether such alternative spiritualities occupy the same personality space as traditional religiosity. A sample of 2,950 13- to 16-year-old pupils attending 11 secondary schools in England and Wales completed the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity and an index of paranormal belief, alongside the abbreviated-form (...)
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    Data Citizenship and Informed Consent.Leslie P. Francis & John G. Francis - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (4):38 - 39.
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    Understanding Disability Civil Rights Non-Categorically: The Minority Body and the Americans with Disabilities Act.Leslie Francis - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (5):1135-1149.
    A persistent paradox apparently infects disability civil rights claims. On the one hand, these rights claims are often understood to apply only to those who are sufficiently impaired in body or in mind to qualify for them because of the disadvantage they endure. On the other hand, asserting significant impairments threatens to undermine the plausibility of these claims as civil rights rather than as welfare for those who are dependent and in need of extra help. Behind this paradox lies a (...)
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    The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections. [REVIEW]Leslie P. Francis - 2012 - Social Theory and Practice 38 (2):370-376.
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    Mystical Orientation and Psychological Health : A Study Among University Students in Turkey.Leslie J. Francis, U. Ok & Mandy Robbins - 2017 - Mental Health, Religion and Culture.
    This study examines the association between mystical experience, as captured by the Francis-Louden Mystical Orientation Scale, and psychological health, as captured by the Eysenckian three dimensional model of personality, among 329 students attending a state university in Turkey. The data reported no significant association between mystical orientation and psychoticism scores, and a small but significant positive association between mystical orientation and neuroticism scores, after controlling for sex differences. This finding suggests that there may be a small inverse association between mystical (...)
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    Global Systemic Problems and Interconnected Duties.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2003 - Environmental Ethics 25 (2):115-128.
    Many problems in environmental ethics are what have been called “global systemic problems,” problems in which what happens in one part of the world affects preservationist efforts elsewhere. Restoration of the Everglades is one such example. If global warming continues, the Everglades may well be flooded within the next quarter to half century and all restoration efforts will be for naught. Yet, the United States government is both pursuing restorationist efforts and withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on emissions of greenhouse (...)
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    Introducing the Modified Paranormal Belief Scale: Distinguishing Between Classic Paranormal Beliefs, Religious Paranormal Beliefs and Conventional Religiosity Among Undergraduates in Northern Ireland and Wales.Emyr Williams, Christopher Lewis & Leslie Francis - 2009 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (3):345-356.
    Previous empirical studies concerned with the association between paranormal beliefs and conventional religiosity have produced conflicting evidence. Drawing on Rice's distinction between classic paranormal beliefs and religious paranormal beliefs, the present study proposed a modified form of the Tobacyk Revised Paranormal Belief Scale to produce separate scores for these two forms of paranormal belief, styled 'religious paranormal beliefs' and 'classic paranormal beliefs'. Data provided by a sample of 143 undergraduate students in Northern Ireland and Wales, who completed the Francis Scale (...)
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    Should Rapid Tests for Hiv Infection Now Be Mandatory During Pregnancy? Global Differences in Scarcity and a Dilemma of Technological Advance.Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis & Jay A. Jacobson - 2007 - Developing World Bioethics 7 (2):86–103.
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    Personal and Social Correlates of the ‘Closed Mind’ Among 16 Year Old Adolescents in England.Leslie J. Francis - 1997 - Educational Studies 23 (3):429-437.
    A sample of 711 16 year old adolescents completed an Anglicised form of the Dommert revision of the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale, together with the Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory and Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices. They also provided information about church attendance, personal prayer and paternal occupation. The data demonstrate that higher dogmatism scores are associated with lower IQ scores, lower social class backgrounds, higher neuroticism scores, higher lie scale scores and being male. No correlation was found between dogmatism scores and personal (...)
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    Laura Palazzani’s Gender in Philosophy and Law. [REVIEW]Leslie P. Francis - 2013 - Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law 13:1-3.
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    Americans with Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions.Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers - 2001 - Hypatia 16 (4):147-155.
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