Peter A. Clark

Saint Joseph's University

Peter A. Clark, SJ, Ph.D., is the John McShain Chair in Ethics and Director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He is also the bioethicist for the Triunity Health System of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health System, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Catholic Charites of Maryland, and Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine. As a bioethicist, Dr. Clark is responsible for the ethical training of the medical fellows, residents, and interns in all the acute care hospitals. He does weekly Ethics Teaching Rounds at the four acute care facilities in the Trinity Health System and the three acute care hospitals in the Jefferson Health System Northeast. He also co-chairs hospital ethics committees, IRBs, and the Corporate Ethics Committee and is on consult 24/7 for all the hospitals. Dr. Clark received his Ph.D. in Medical Ethics from the Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous articles in medical and bioethics journals on topics including medical futility, pain management, prejudice in the medical profession, the medical use of marijuana, safe injection sites, opioid prevention and education, tube feedings and PVS patients, male circumcision and HIV/AIDS, face transplantation, the Ashley Treatment, and more. He is also the author of To Treat or Not to Treat: The Ethical Methodology of Richard A. McCormick as Applied to Treatment Decisions for Handicapped Newborns and Death With Dignity: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Caregivers of the Terminally Ill. Dr. Clark is also the editor of Contemporary Issues in Bioethics and Bioethics: Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. He is also a reviewer for numerous bioethics journals and is a member of various medical and ethical organizations nationally and internationally.

Peter A. Clark

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This book examines the challenges in bioethics from medical, ethical, legal, and industrial perspectives. A critical exchange of ideas from professionals in interdisciplinary fields allows all people to learn and benefit from their far-reaching insights gained through personal and professional experiences in the fields of medicine and research. Examining these complex issues, ranging from brain-computer interfaces to disabilities in health care to the determination of death to safe injection sites, presents viable paradigms for all healthcare professionals who are being confronted with these issues today and in the future. The more we face these challenges directly, examine them critically, analyze them thoroughly, and debate them enthusiastically the more knowledge will be gained and hopefully more lives will be saved.

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