Nancy S. Jecker, PhD
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Nancy S. Jecker, PhD is Professor of Medical Ethics
at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and Humanities. She is Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington
School of Law and Department of Philosophy, and Affiliate Professor, George Mason University, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. She received her PhD from
the University of Washington after first earning Masters degrees in
Philosophy from both the University of Washington and Stanford University.
Dr. Jecker has conducted research as a visiting scholar at the Stanford
University Center for Biomedical Ethics, the Stanford University Institute for Research on Women and Gender (now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research), the Georgetown University
Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and the Hastings Center. She was a visiting
fellow in Princeton University's DeCamp Program in Ethics and the Life
Sciences and was twice awarded Rockefeller Resident Fellowships, by
the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Medical Humanities
and the University of Maryland Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.
Dr. Jecker is editor (with Albert Jonsen and Robert Pearlman) of Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods,
and Practice, 3rd edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2011). She
is the author (with Lawrence Schneiderman) of Wrong Medicine: Doctors,
Patients, and Futile Treatment, 2nd edition (Johns Hopkins University Press,
2011) and of Aging and Ethics: Philosophical Problems in Gerontology (Humana Press, 1991). Dr. Jecker has authored over 100 articles and
chapters on ethics and health care. Her articles have appeared in The
Journal of the American Medical Association, Hastings Center Report,
Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, and
N.S. Jecker, A.R. Jonsen, R.A. Pearlman, Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice, 3rd edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2011).
L.J. Schneiderman, N.S. Jecker, Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and Futile Treatment, 2nd edition (Johns Hopkins University, 2011)
- N.S. Jecker, “Applying Ethical Reasoning: Philosophical, Clinical, and Cultural Challenges.” In N.S. Jecker, A.R. Jonsen, R.A. Pearlman, Bioethics: An Introduction to the History, Methods, and Practice, 3rd edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2011).
- N.S. Jecker, “Medical Futility and the Death of a Child.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, forthcoming.
N.S. Jecker, “The Ethics of Substituting Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Residents for Attending Physicians” American Journal of Bioethics 10(8), 2010.
- N.S. Jecker, "Animal Subjects Research: Do Animals have Rights?" In Gail Van Norman, Stephen Jackson, Stanley H. Rosenbaum and Susan K. Palmer, eds., Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Textbook (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
- N.S. Jecker, “Physician-Assisted Death in the Pacific Northwest” American Journal of Bioethics 9(3), 2009.
- N.S. Jecker, "A Broader View of Justice." American Journal of Bioethics, 8(10), 2008.
- N.S. Jecker, “Reasoning in Ethics” In D. Micah Hester, ed., Ethics By Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization, and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).
- N.S. Jecker, "Just Health Care for Combatants." American Journal of Bioethics 8 (2), 2008.
- N.S. Jecker, "Ethics and Euthanasia." In James E. Birren, ed., Encyclopedia of Gerontology, 2nd edition (Oxford, England: Elsevier Ltd., 2007).
- N.S. Jecker, "The Role of Standpoint in Justice Theory." The Journal of Value Inquiry 41(4), 2007.
- N.S. Jecker, “Medical Futility: A Paradigm Analysis” HEC
Forum, 19(1) : 13-32, 2007.