Publications 1994 - 2013

Table of Contents

 

 

 

Public Health Ethics, including Disaster Ethics

 

Articles

Vawter DE, Garrett JE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA. Attending to social vulnerability when rationing pandemic resources. J Clin Ethics. 2011(1):42-53. Available from: http://www.clinicalethics.com/single_article/na3ecrwzanA.html.

Garrett JE, Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA, Livingston F, Morley AM, Liaschenko J, Lynfield R. The Minnesota pandemic ethics project: Sequenced, robust public engagement process. J Participat Med. 2011;3(6). Available from: http://www.jopm.org/evidence/research/2011/01/19/the-minnesota-pandemic-ethics-project-sequenced-robust-public-engagement-processes/.

Vawter DE, Garrett JE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA. Dueling ethical frameworks for allocating health resources. Am J Bioeth. 2010;10(4):54-56.

Garrett JE, Vawter DE, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA, Gervais KG. Listen! the value of public engagement in pandemic ethics. Am J Bioeth. 2009;9(11):17-19.

Vawter DE, Garrett JE, Prehn AW, Gervais KG. Health care workers' willingness to work in a pandemic. Am J Bioeth. 2008;8(8):21-23.

Garrett JE, Vawter DE, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA, Gervais KG. Ethical considerations in pandemic influenza planning. Minn Med. 2008;91(4):37-39.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Garrett JE, Pandemic Influenza Ethics Work Group. Allocating pandemic influenza vaccines in Minnesota: Recommendations of the pandemic influenza ethics work group. Vaccine. 2007;25(35):6522-6536.

 

 

Reports and White Papers

Vawter DE, Garrett JE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, DeBruin DA, Tauer CA, Parilla E, Liaschenko J, Marshall MF. For the good of us all: Ethically rationing health resources in Minnesota in a severe influenza pandemic. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics and University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics; 2010. Available from: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/ethics/.

DeBruin DA, Parilla E, Liaschenko J, Marshall MF, Leider JP, Brunnquell D, Garrett JE, Vawter DE. Implementing ethical frameworks for rationing scarce health resources in Minnesota during severe influenza pandemic. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics and Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 2010.

H1N1 Policy Workshop Report.  National Association of City and County Health Officials. 2010. Available from:  http://www.naccho.org/topics/H1N1/upload/NACCHO-Policy-Workshop-Report.pdf.

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic. Antivirals for pandemic influenza: Guidance on developing a distribution and dispensing program. Washington: National Academies Press; 2008.  [KG Gervais served as a member of the Committee]

Prehn AW, Vawter DE. Ethical guidance for rationing scarce health-related resources in a severe influenza pandemic: Literature and plan review. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics and University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics; 2008.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Garrett JE. Allocating pandemic influenza vaccines in Minnesota: Recommendations of the pandemic influenza ethics work group. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 2006.

 

Letters

Vawter DE, Garrett JE, Gervais KE. Considering life-years and age: Another perspective. Ann Intern Med. 2009.

 

Health Care Reform

Books

Gervais KG, Priester R, Vawter DE, Otte KK, Solberg MM, eds. Ethical Challenges in Managed Care: A Casebook. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press; 1999. Available from: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/ethical-challenges-managed-care.

 

Book Chapters

Gervais KG. A model for ethical decision-making to inform the ethics education of future health care professionals. In: Purtilo RB, Jensen GM, Royeen CB, eds. A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Company; 2005.

Gervais KG. Managed care. In: Post SG, ed. Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Vol 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA; 2004.

Gervais KG, Vawter DE. Introduction: Ethical challenges in managed care. In: Gervais KG, Priester R, Vawter DE, Otte KK, Solberg MM, eds. Ethical Challenges in Managed Care: A Casebook. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press; 1999.

Cranford RE, Gervais KG. Case commentary: Shifting costs and care to public programs. In: Gervais KG, Priester R, Vawter DE, Otte KK, Solberg MM, eds. Ethical Challenges in Managed Care: A Casebook. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press; 1999.

 

Articles

Gervais KG. Cutting costs: How about age-based rationing? MN Healthcare News. 2010;8(1).

Gervais KG, Garrett JE. Wanted: More assistance in benefits design. Am J Bioeth. 2004;4(3):119-21; discussion W40-2.

Priester R, Gervais KG, Vawter DE. A model for improving coverage policy decisions. Am J Manag Care. 1999;5(8):981-991.

Gervais KG, Cranford RE. What do we want? Designing ethics mechanisms for a changing world. MN Phys. 1999;12:34-35.

Priester R. Case commentary: Generalist-specialist relationships. HMS Bulletin. 1998;70(4):15-17.

Gervais KG. Case commentary: Changing health plans, changing doctors, changing bioethics. HMS Bulletin. 1998;70(1):10-13.

Priester R. Case commentary: Disclosing financial incentives. HMS Bulletin. 1997;69(6):14-17.

Priester R. Case commentary: Patient request for specific health care intervention. HMS Bulletin. 1997;69(5):16-19.

Priester R. Value-based formulas for purchasing: Does managed care offer value to society? Manag Care Q. 1997;5(1):57-63.

Priester R, Gervais KG. The physician-patient relationship in the contemporary health care system. HMS Bulletin. 1996;68(6):13-15.

Gervais KG. Double agent doctors? When managed care sees the forest and physicians see the trees. MN Phys. 1996;10(1):18-19.

Gervais KG, Priester R. Mandates for unproven health care interventions. Minn Med. 1996;79(4):52-55.

 

Reports and White Papers

Gervais KG, Garrett JE. Building a town hall for healthcare decision-making: A report of the town hall panel to the Medical Alley Board of Directors. Minneapolis, MN: Medical Alley; 2001.

Priester R, Gervais KG. A role playing exercise in managed care decision making: Coverage for experimental interventions. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 1999.

Priester R, Gervais KG. Final report to the Minnesota Council of Health Plans - project EQUIP on a role playing exercise in managed care decision making: Coverage for experimental interventions. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 1998.

Priester R, Gervais KG, Vawter DE. Improving coverage decisions for unproven health care interventions. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 1996.

 

Letters

Garrett JE. Letter to the editor regarding Minnesota Department of Health's patient data reporting rule. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN: 2002.

Gervais KG. Letter to the editor on mandated coverage of autologous bone marrow transplants for breast cancer. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN:2000.

Gervais KG, DeVries R. Doctors' 'report card' on HMO care is probably a misdiagnosis. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN:1997.

Priester R, Vawter DE, Gervais KG. Investigational treatments: Process, payment, and priorities. JAMA. 1997;278(17):1403-1404.

 

Healthy Aging and End-of-Life Decision Making

Encyclopedia Entries

 

Gervais KG. Definition of death: Philosophical and theological perspectives. In: Post S, ed. Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Vol 2. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA; 2004.

Gervais KG. Definition and determination of death: Philosophical and theological perspectives. In: Reich WT, ed. The Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Vol 1. New York, NY: Simon, Schuster, and Macmillan Publishing Company; 1994.

 

Articles

Vawter DE, Babbitt B. Hospice care for terminally ill Hmong patients. A good cultural fit? Minn Med. 1997;80(11):42-44.

 

Book Reviews

Gervais KG. The indeterminacies of death, a review. In: Youngner SJ, Schapiro R, eds. The Definition of Death: Contemporary Controversies. Hastings Center Report; 2000.

 

Letters

Gervais KG. A hard look at assisted suicide. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN:1997.

Vawter DE. The Houston citywide policy on medical futility. JAMA. 1996;276(19):1549-50; author reply 1550.

Gervais KG. Legal assaults make spectacle of family's private tragedy. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN:1994.

Gervais KG. Surrogate decision maker law could aid families such as Butchers. Star Trib. Minneapolis, MN:1994.

Gervais KG. Advancing the definition of death debate. Med Hum Rev. 1989;3(2):7-9.

 

Diverse Faith and Cultural Perspectives

Books

Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbit B, Solberg MM, eds. Healing by Heart: Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press; 2003. Available from: http://www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com/books/116/healing-by-heart.

 

Book Chapters

Gervais KG. Accommodation of cultural differences in end-of-life care. In: Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbit B, Solberg MM, eds. Healing by Heart: Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press; 2003.

Vawter DE, Culhane-Pera KA, Babbit B, Xiong P, Solberg MM. A model for culturally responsive health care. In: Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbit B, Solberg MM, eds. Healing by Heart: Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press; 2003.

 

Gervais KG. Changing society, changing medicine, changing bioethics. In: DeVries R, Subedi J, eds. Bioethics and Society: Constructing the Ethical Enterprise. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall; 1998.

 

Articles

Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbitt B, Solberg MM. Healing by heart. Healthy Generations: Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare. 2005;5(3):51.

Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE. A study of healthcare professionals' perspectives about a cross-cultural ethical conflict involving a Hmong patient and her family. J Clin Ethics. 1998;9(2):179-190.

Gervais KG, Priester R. Case commentary: Respecting diversity in the context of resource allocation. HMS Bulletin. 1998;70(2):16-19.

Vawter DE, Babbitt B. Hospice care for terminally ill Hmong patients. A good cultural fit? Minn Med. 1997;80(11):42-44.

Gervais KG. Implementing an intercultural health care ethic: Working with Minnesota's Hmong community. Minn Med. 1996;79(5):49-51.

 

Videos

Babbitt B, Vawter DE. Trading beliefs: Four Hmong families consider relinquishing their traditional health beliefs. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 1997.

 

Emerging Technologies

Articles

Rabins P, Appleby BS, Brandt J, DeLong MR, Dunn LB, Gabriels L, Greenberg BD, Haber SN, Holtzheimer PE,3rd, Mari Z, Mayberg HS, McCann E, Mink SP, Rasmussen S, Schlaepfer TE, Vawter DE, Vitek JL, Walkup J, Mathews DJ. Scientific and ethical issues related to deep brain stimulation for disorders of mood, behavior, and thought. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66(9):931-937.

Prehn AW, Vawter DE, Gervais KG, DeVries RG, Garrett JE, Freeman TB, McIndoo TQ. Studying neurosurgical implants for Parkinson disease: A question of design. Neurology. 2006;67(8):1503-1505.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Freeman TB. Strategies for achieving high-quality IRB review. Am J Bioeth. 2004;4(3):74-6; discussion W32.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG. Reflections on Kipnis's concept of medical vulnerability. APA Newsletter. 2004;4(1):12. Available from: http://www.apaonline.org/publications/newsletters/v04n1_Medicine_index.aspx. Accessed 2004.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Freeman TB. Does placebo surgery-controlled research call for new provisions to protect human research participants? Am J Bioeth. 2003;3(4):50-53.

Vawter DE, Rogers-Chrysler G, Clay M, Pittelko L, Therkelsen D, Kim D, McCullough J. A phased consent policy for cord blood donation. Transfusion. 2002;42(10):1268-1274.

Lanza RP, Cibelli JB, West MD, Dorff E, Tauer C, Green RM. The ethical reasons for stem cell research. Science. 2001;292(5520):1299.

Tauer CA. Personal privacy and the common good. Genetic testing raises ethical considerations for both patients and clinicians. Health Prog. 2001;82(2):36-42, 78.

Tauer CA. Genetic testing and discrimination. How can we protect job and insurance policy applicants from negative test consequences? Health Prog. 2001;82(2):48-53, 71.

Freeman TB, Vawter DE, Leaverton PE, Godbold JH, Hauser RA, Goetz CG, Olanow CW. Use of placebo surgery in controlled trials of a cellular-based therapy for parkinson's disease. N Engl J Med. 1999;341(13):988-992.

 

Book Chapters

Gordon S, Vawter DE, Chapman J. Ethical issues in unrelated cord blood and bone marrow donation. In: Warwick RM, Fehily D, Brubaker SA, Eastlund T, eds. Tissue and Cell Donation: An Essential Guide. Wiley-Blackwell; 2009.

Tauer CA. Responsibility and regulation: Reproductive technologies, cloning, and embryo research. In: Lauritzen P, ed. Cloning and the Future of Embryo Research. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2001:285-292.

Vawter DE. An ethical and policy framework for the collection of umbilical cord blood stem cells: The meaning and importance of respecting donors. In: Weir RF, ed. Ethical and Legal Implications of Stored Tissue Samples. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press; 1998.

Vawter DE. Ethical frameworks for live and cadaver organ donation. In: Spielman B, ed. Organ and Tissue Donation: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues. Springfield, IL.: Southern Illinois University Press; 1996.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Tauer CA. Gene therapy, ethics, and gene therapy for fetuses and embryos. In: Murray TH, Mehlman MJ, eds. Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology. New York, NY: Wiley; 2000:285-292.

Tauer CA. Human enhancement uses of biotechnology, ethics, human growth hormone. In: Murray TH, Mehman MJ, eds. Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology. New York, NY: Wiley; 2000:491-502.

 

Reports and White Papers

JE Garrett, KG Gervais, DE Vawter, AW Prehn, TQ McIndoo.  A proposal to improve the funding infrastructure for surgically implanted medical trials in the United States [white paper].

Redmond DE,Jr, Freeman T, American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair. The American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair. Considerations and guidelines for studies of human subjects. the practice committee of the society. Approved by council. Cell Transplant. 2001;10(8):661-664.

 

Abstracts

Freeman TB, Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, DeVries RG, Garrett JE, McIndoo TQ. The modern era of surgical trial designs: Perspectives of parkinson's disease (PD) researchers. Exp Neuro. 2006;198(2):568-569. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014488606001075.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, Freeman TB, De Vries RG, Garrett JE. Poster sessions: Clinical science: Ethical issues in deep brain stimulation research: Perspectives of surgical researchers studying parkinson's disease (S127-S128). Movement Disorders. 2006;21(S13):S81-S134.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, Garrett JE, McIndoo TQ, De Vries RG. Poster sessions: Clinical science: Funding surgical device research: Perspectives of parkinson's disease researchers. Movement Disorders. 2006;21(S13):S81-S134.

Vawter DE, Prehn AW, Gervais KG, De Vries RG, Freeman TB, Garrett JE, McIndoo TQ. Poster session 3: Tuesday, march 8, poster numbers 384-592: Designing rigorous surgical trials: Guidance from north american movement disorder researchers (S164). Movement Disorders. 2005;20(S10):S114-S175.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, Garrett JE, McIndoo TQ, DeVries RG, Freeman TB. Funding surgical device research: Perspectives of Parkinson's disease researchers [abstract and poster]. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics; 2004:9. Available from: http://www.academyhealth.org/2004/abstracts/technology.pdf.

Prehn AW, Vawter DE, DeVries RG, McIndoo TQ, Gervais KG, Garrett JE, Freeman TB. Practical and ethical challenges in surgical trials: Perspectives of Parkinson's disease researchers. Neurology. 2004;62(S5):A393.

Freeman TB, Vawter DE. Eleventh annual conference of the american society for neural transplantation & repair: From the laboratory to the clinic: Unique issues in the clinical evaluation of neural reconstruction therapies (203). Exp Neurol. 2004;187(1):203-227. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014488604000391.

Vawter DE, Gervais KG, Prehn AW, De Vries RG, Freeman TB, Garrett JE, McIndoo TQ. Eleventh annual conference of the american society for neural transplantation & repair: Placebo-controlled surgical trials: Perspectives of parkinson's disease researchers (221). Exp Neurol. 2004;187(1):203-227. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014488604000391.

Freeman TB, Vawter DE, Goetz CG, Leaverton PE, Hauser RA, Sanberg PR Godbold JH, Olanow CW. Toward the use of surgical placebo-controlled trials. Transplant Proc. 1997;29(4):1925.

 

Letters

Freeman TB, Vawter DE, Olanow CW. Placebo surgery in trials of therapy for Parkinson's disease [letter]. N Engl J Med. 2000;342(5):354-355.

Wick M, Clay ME, Eastlund T, Vawter DE, McGlennen R, McCullough J. Genetic testing of banked umbilical cord blood. Cytotherapy. 1999;1(4):275-278.

 

Other

Prehn AW, Topol B, Stewart S, Glaser SL, O'Connor L, West DW. Differences in treatment patterns for localized breast carcinoma among Asian/Pacific Islander women. Cancer. 2002;95(11):2268-2275.

O'Malley CD, Prehn AW, Shema SJ, Glaser SL. Racial/ethnic differences in survival rates in a population-based series of men with breast carcinoma. Cancer. 2002;94(11):2836-2843.

Lin SS, Clarke CA, Prehn AW, Glaser SL, West DW, O'Malley CD. Survival differences among Asian subpopulations in the United States after prostate, colorectal, breast, and cervical carcinomas. Cancer. 2002;94(4):1175-1182.

Prehn A, Clarke C, Topol B, Glaser S, West D. Increase in breast cancer incidence in middle-aged women during the 1990s. Ann Epidemiol. 2002;12(7):476-481.

Tauer CA. The types of moral status. Hastings Cent Rep. 2001;31(1):45-47.

Gervais KG. Adoption: Philosophical and ethical considerations. Fam Law. 1996;8(2):25-29.

Gervais KG, Vawter DE, Spilseth E. Readings in rehabilitation ethics. HEC Forum. 1995;7(2-3):183-197.