Book chapter announcement

A chapter by Leonard Fleck, PhD, and Professor in the Center for Ethics, was recently published in the second edition of Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care.

Fleck’s chapter entitled, Just Genetics: Ethical Challenges of Personalized Medicine, adds important insight to the conversation of social justice in medicine.

See more of Fleck’s work in the areas of health care rationing, health care policy and social and political philosophy on his page at

Book chapter announcement

A chapter coauthored by Elizabeth Bogdan-Lovis, Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, was recently published in a new volume: Readings in Health Care Ethics, 2nd edition.

The chapter, Choosing Surgical Birth: Desire and the Nature of Bioethical Advice, discusses the rise in births by cesarean section due to a growing public perception that it is a convenient and equally safe option to natural birth.

To learn more about Bogdan-Lovis’ research interests in medicalized childbirth as well as evidence-based medicine, visit her page on