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Dan W. Brock, Ph.D.

TitleFrances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Emeritus
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentEmeritus
AddressHarvard Medical School
Global Health and Social Medicine
641 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/432-5131
Fax617/432-3721

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  1. Brock DW. Good medical ethics. J Med Ethics. 2015 Jan; 41(1):34-6.
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  2. Brock DW, Park JK, Wendler D. Making treatment decisions for oneself: weighing the value. Hastings Cent Rep. 2014 Mar; 44(2):22-5.
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  3. Brock DW. Reflections on the patient preference predictor proposal. J Med Philos. 2014 Apr; 39(2):153-60.
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  4. Lavee J, Brock DW. Prioritizing registered donors in organ allocation: an ethical appraisal of the Israeli organ transplant law. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 Dec; 18(6):707-11.
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  5. Kramer DB, Mitchell SL, Brock DW. Deactivation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec; 55(3):290-9.
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  6. Truog RD, Brock DW, White DB. Should patients receive general anesthesia prior to extubation at the end of life?. Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb; 40(2):631-3.
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  7. Kramer DB, Brock DW, Tedrow UB. Informed consent in cardiac resynchronization therapy: what should be said? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Sep; 4(5):573-7.
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  8. Kramer DB, Kesselheim AS, Salberg L, Brock DW, Maisel WH. Ethical and legal views regarding deactivation of cardiac implantable electrical devices in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Apr 1; 107(7):1071-1075.e5.
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  9. Schnipper LE, Meropol NJ, Brock DW. Value and cancer care: toward an equitable future. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Dec 15; 16(24):6004-8.
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  10. Miller FG, Truog RD, Brock DW. Moral fictions and medical ethics. Bioethics. 2010 Nov; 24(9):453-60.
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  11. Kramer DB, Kesselheim AS, Brock DW, Maisel WH. Ethical and legal views of physicians regarding deactivation of cardiac implantable electrical devices: a quantitative assessment. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Nov; 7(11):1537-42.
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  12. Miller FG, Truog RD, Brock DW. The dead donor rule: can it withstand critical scrutiny? J Med Philos. 2010 Jun; 35(3):299-312.
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  13. Brock DW. Ethical and value issues in insurance coverage for cancer treatment. Oncologist. 2010; 15 Suppl 1:36-42.
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  14. Brock DW. Creating embryos for use in stem cell research. J Law Med Ethics. 2010; 38(2):229-37.
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  15. Brock DW, Wikler D. Ethical challenges in long-term funding for HIV/AIDS. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):1666-76.
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  16. Quill TE, Lo B, Brock DW, Meisel A. Last-resort options for palliative sedation. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):421-4.
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  17. Brock DW. Conscientious refusal by physicians and pharmacists: who is obligated to do what, and why? Theor Med Bioeth. 2008; 29(3):187-200.
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  18. Brock DW. How much is more life worth? Hastings Cent Rep. 2006 May-Jun; 36(3):17-9.
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  19. Truog RD, Brock DW, Cook DJ, Danis M, Luce JM, Rubenfeld GD, Levy MM. Rationing in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2006 Apr; 34(4):958-63; quiz 971.
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  20. Brock DW. The debate over liberal eugenics. Hastings Cent Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr; 36(2):5-6; author reply 6-7.
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  21. Brock DW, Ho W, Robinson W. In the line of duty: SARS and physician responsibility in epidemics. Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass). 2006; 13(2):5-8.
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  22. Brock DW. Is a consensus possible on stem cell research? Moral and political obstacles. J Med Ethics. 2006 Jan; 32(1):36-42.
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  23. Truog RD, Lowney J, Hanto D, Caplan A, Brock D. Soliciting organs on the Internet. Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass). 2005; 12(3):5-8.
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  24. Faden RR, Dawson L, Bateman-House AS, Agnew DM, Bok H, Brock DW, Chakravarti A, Gao XJ, Greene M, Hansen JA, King PA, O'Brien SJ, Sachs DH, Schill KE, Siegel A, Solter D, Suter SM, Verfaillie CM, Walters LB, Gearhart JD. Public stem cell banks: considerations of justice in stem cell research and therapy. Hastings Cent Rep. 2003 Nov-Dec; 33(6):13-27.
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  25. Dawson L, Bateman-House AS, Mueller Agnew D, Bok H, Brock DW, Chakravarti A, Greene M, King PA, O'Brien SJ, Sachs DH, Schill KE, Siegel A, Solter D, Suter SM, Verfaillie CM, Walters LB, Gearhart JD, Faden RR. Safety issues in cell-based intervention trials. Fertil Steril. 2003 Nov; 80(5):1077-85.
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  26. Brock DW. Precommitment in bioethics: some theoretical issues. Tex Law Rev. 2003 Jun; 81(7):1805-21.
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  27. Brock DW. Separate spheres and indirect benefits. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2003 Feb 26; 1(1):4.
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  28. Brock DW. Human cloning and our sense of self. Science. 2002 Apr 12; 296(5566):314-6.
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  29. Brock DW. What can bioethics contribute to ethical theory? APA Newsl Philos Med. 2002; 2(1):179-83.
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  30. Brock DW. Some questions about the moral responsibilities of drug companies in developing countries. Dev World Bioeth. 2001 May; 1(1):33-7.
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  31. Brock DW. Children's rights to health care. J Med Philos. 2001 Apr; 26(2):163-77.
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  32. Brock DW, Veatch RM. Equity in liver allocation. Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass). 2001; 6-7.
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  33. Brock DW. Genetics and confidentiality. Am J Bioeth. 2001; 1(3):34-5.
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  34. Izmirlian G, Brock D, White L. Estimating incidence of dementia subtypes: assessing the impact of missed cases. Stat Med. 2000 Jun 15-30; 19(11-12):1577-91.
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  35. Brock DW. Misconceived sources of opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Psychol Public Policy Law. 2000 Jun; 6(2):305-13.
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  36. Havlik RJ, Izmirlian G, Petrovitch H, Ross GW, Masaki K, Curb JD, Saunders AM, Foley DJ, Brock D, Launer LJ, White L. APOE-epsilon4 predicts incident AD in Japanese-American men: the honolulu-asia aging study. Neurology. 2000 Apr 11; 54(7):1526-9.
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  37. Brock DW. Broadening the bioethics agenda. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2000 Mar; 10(1):21-38.
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  38. Brock DW. A critique of three objections to physician-assisted suicide. Ethics. 1999 Apr; 109(3):519-47.
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  39. Lynn J, Teno J, Dresser R, Brock D, Nelson HL, Nelson JL, Kielstein R, Fukuchi Y, Lu D, Itakura H. Dementia and advance-care planning: perspectives from three countries on ethics and epidemiology. J Clin Ethics. 1999; 10(4):271-85.
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  40. Quill TE, Lo B, Brock DW. Palliative options of last resort: a comparison of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, terminal sedation, physician-assisted suicide, and voluntary active euthanasia. JAMA. 1997 Dec 17; 278(23):2099-104.
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  41. Quill TE, Dresser R, Brock DW. The rule of double effect--a critique of its role in end-of-life decision making. N Engl J Med. 1997 Dec 11; 337(24):1768-71.
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  42. Brock DW. What is the moral authority of family members to act as surrogates for incompetent patients? Milbank Q. 1996; 74(4):599-618.
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  43. Baron CH, Bergstresser C, Brock DW, Cole GF, Dorfman NS, Johnson JA, Schnipper LE, Vorenberg J, Wanzer SH. A model state act to authorize and regulate physician-assisted suicide. Harvard J Legis. 1996; 33(1):1-34.
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  44. Brock DW. The non-identity problem and genetic harms -- the case of wrongful handicaps. Bioethics. 1995 Jul; 9(3-4):269-75.
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  45. Brock DW. Justice and the ADA: does prioritizing and rationing health care discriminate against the disabled? Soc Philos Policy. 1995; 12(2):159-85.
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  46. Brock DW. Good decisionmaking for incompetent patients. Hastings Cent Rep. 1994 Nov-Dec; 24(6):S8-11.
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  47. Brock DW, Daniels N. Ethical foundations of the Clinton administration's proposed health care system. JAMA. 1994 Apr 20; 271(15):1189-96.
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  48. Brock DW. The role of ethics in the Clinton reform proposal. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1994; 19(1):217-20.
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  49. Brock DW. Advance directives: what is it reasonable to expect from them? J Clin Ethics. 1994; 5(1):57-60.
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  50. Brock DW. Euthanasia. R I Med. 1993 Dec; 76(12):585-9.
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  51. Brock DW. A proposal for the use of advance directives in the treatment of incompetent mentally ill persons. Bioethics. 1993 Apr; 7(2-3):247-56.
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  52. Fried TR, Stein MD, O'Sullivan PS, Brock DW, Novack DH. Limits of patient autonomy. Physician attitudes and practices regarding life-sustaining treatments and euthanasia. Arch Intern Med. 1993 Mar 22; 153(6):722-8.
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  53. Brock DW. Voluntary active euthanasia. Hastings Cent Rep. 1992 Mar-Apr; 22(2):10-22.
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  54. Brock DW. Euthanasia. Yale J Biol Med. 1992 Mar-Apr; 65(2):121-9.
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  55. Brock DW. What is the moral basis of the authority of family members to act as surrogates for incompetent patients? J Clin Ethics. 1992; 3(2):121-3.
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  56. Brock DW. Competence as accountability. J Clin Ethics. 1992; 3(1):88.
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  57. Wolf SM, Boyle P, Callahan D, Fins JJ, Jennings B, Nelson JL, Barondess JA, Brock DW, Dresser R, Emanuel L, et al. Sources of concern about the Patient Self-Determination Act. N Engl J Med. 1991 Dec 5; 325(23):1666-71.
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  58. Brock DW. Surrogate decision making for incompetent adults: an ethical framework. Mt Sinai J Med. 1991 Oct; 58(5):388-92; discussion 398-402.
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  59. Rouse F, Johnson S, Brock DW, Emanuel L, Wolf SM, Mason D, Mezey M, Purtilo RB, McCloskey EL. Practicing the PSDA. Hastings Cent Rep. 1991 Sep-Oct; 21(5):S1-16.
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  60. Brock DW. Patient Self-Determination Act. Trumping advance directives. Hastings Cent Rep. 1991 Sep-Oct; 21(5):S5-6.
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  61. Brock DW. The ethical responsibility of surgeons in conflicts with patients or their surrogates about treatment. R I Med J. 1991 May; 74(5):227-32.
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  62. Brock DW. Decisionmaking competence and risk. Bioethics. 1991 Apr; 5(2):105-12.
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  63. Brock DW. Deciding for others: surrogate decision making for incompetent adults. R I Med J. 1991 Mar; 74(3):105-11.
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  64. Brock DW. The ideal of shared decision making between physicians and patients. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 1991 Mar; 1(1):28-47.
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  65. Brock D. Common-sense morality. Hastings Cent Rep. 1990 Nov-Dec; 20(6):19-21.
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  66. Teno J, Fleishman J, Brock DW, Mor V. The use of formal prior directives among patients with HIV-related diseases. J Gen Intern Med. 1990 Nov-Dec; 5(6):490-4.
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  67. Brock DW. Medicine and business: an unhealthy mix? Bus Prof Ethics J. 1990 Fall-Winter; 9(3-4):21-37.
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  68. Annas GJ, Arnold B, Aroskar M, Battin P, Bartels D, Beauchamp T, Brock D, Buchanan A, Caplan A, Cohen C, et al. Bioethicists' statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's Cruzan decision. N Engl J Med. 1990 Sep 6; 323(10):686-7.
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  69. Brock DW, Wartman SA. When competent patients make irrational choices. N Engl J Med. 1990 May 31; 322(22):1595-9.
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  70. Brock DW. Ethics committees and cost containment. Hastings Cent Rep. 1990 Mar-Apr; 20(2):29-31.
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  71. Wartman SA, Brock DW. The development of a medical ethics curriculum in a General Internal Medicine Residency Program. Acad Med. 1989 Dec; 64(12):751-4.
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  72. Brock DW. Biomedical ethics: some lessons for social philosophy. J Soc Philos. 1989 Spring-Fall; 20(1-2):108-15.
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  73. Brock DW. Justice, health care, and the elderly. Philos Public Aff. 1989; 18(3):297-312.
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  74. Forrow L, Wartman SA, Brock DW. Science, ethics, and the making of clinical decisions. Implications for risk factor intervention. JAMA. 1988 Jun 3; 259(21):3161-7.
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  75. Brock DW. Justice and the severely demented elderly. J Med Philos. 1988 Feb; 13(1):73-99.
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  76. Lederer DH, Brock DW. Surgical risks and advance directives. Hastings Cent Rep. 1987 Aug-Sep; 17(4):18-9.
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  77. Brock DW. Truth or consequences: the role of philosophers in policy-making. Ethics. 1987 Jul; 97(4):786-91.
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  78. Brock DW, Buchanan AE. The profit motive in medicine. J Med Philos. 1987 Feb; 12(1):1-35.
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  79. Buchanan A, Brock DW. Deciding for others. Milbank Q. 1986; 64 Suppl 2:17-94.
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  80. Buchanan A, Brock DW. Deciding for others. Milbank Q. 1986; 64(Suppl. 2):17-94.
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  81. Brock DW. Taking human life. Ethics. 1985 Jul; 95(4):851-65.
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  82. Capron AM, Brock DW, Cassell EJ. Containing health care costs: ethical and legal implications of changes in the methods of paying physicians. Case West Reserve Law Rev. 1985-1986; 36(4):708-77.
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  83. Brock DW. Can pleasure be bad for you? Hastings Cent Rep. 1983 Aug; 13(4):30-4.
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