Dr. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick, BMedSc, MD, MPsych, PhD, CPRP, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. His academic interests center on the ethics, epistemology and metaphysics of health care and related research and on interventions – particularly psychosocial – for people with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. He has published about dialogue in bioethics, capacity to make decisions about treatment, and health as self-organization, among other topics. Some of his recent academic work challenges widely accepted notions such as (medical) invasiveness and standard principles of bioethics. He is the founder and Head of the Canadian Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), which focuses on development, evaluation and dissemination of bioethics education. His work is motivated by the belief that philosophical inquiry is beneficial for health care practice, research, education and administration.