Robert Veatch, PhD

Senior Research Scholar,
Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics

Dr. Veatch is Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics at Georgetown and Senior Research Scholar at the KIE. His primary research interests include transplantation ethics, ethical issues in death and dying, and issues of consent in therapy and human subjects research.

A long-time Fellow of the Hastings Center, Dr. Veatch also has served, since 1988, as a Member of the Governing Board of the Washington Regional Transplant Community, the organ procurement organization responsible for organ and tissue procurement in the Washington metropolitan area. He is a member of the Ethics Committee and the Vascular Composite Allograft Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing, the national body responsible for procuring organs and regulating all transplant in the United States. He has been a member of numerous Data Safety and Monitoring Boards and Institutional Ethics Committees.

One of the pioneers of contemporary medical ethics, Dr. Veatch served as an ethics consultant in the early legal case of Karen Ann Quinlan, the woman whose parents won the right to forgo life-support (1975-76), and testified in the case of Baby K, an anencephalic infant whose mother argued for a right of access to continued ventilatory support (1994). From 1981 to 1982, he served as a consultant to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

Dr. Veatch is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. He received the National Book Award from the National Medical Writers Association for Case Studies in Medical Ethics, the Distinguished Achievement Award of the United Methodist Association (2002), the Research Career Achievement Award from Georgetown University (2005), the Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (2008), and the Distinguished Service Award of St. George’s University School of Medicine (2014). In 2008, he delivered the prestigious Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, speaking on "Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics: The Points of Conflict," now published in book form by Georgetown University Press.

In addition to receiving his MA and PhD in Religion and Society (medical ethics) from Harvard University, Dr. Veatch holds a master's degree in Pharmacology from the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Did you know?

Dr. Veatch was recently a featured panelist on the on an hour-long NPR segment dedicated to the issue of organ donation. Host Diane Rehm, together with panelists Dr. Veatch, Dr. Samer Najjar (director of heart failure and the transplant program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center), Walter Graham (President and CEO of the UNOS Foundation), and Dick Teresi (author of “The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers”), discuss how organ recipients are chosen and what potential donors need to know about this complex moral issue.

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Publications

BOOKS

  • Robert M. Veatch, Amy Haddad, & E. J. Last, Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics third edition. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2017.
  • Robert M. Veatch & Lainie F. Ross, Defining Death. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, forthcoming 2016.
  • Robert M. Veatch & Lainie F. Ross, Transplantation Ethics, second edition, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Amy Haddad, & Dan English, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics, second edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics: The Points of Conflict. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2012.
  • Robert M. Veatch, The Basics of Bioethics, third edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice­Hall, forthcoming, 2011.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Amy Haddad, and Dan C. English. Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics, second edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Robert M. Veatch, and Lainie F. Ross. Transplantation Ethics, second edition. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Amy Haddad, and Dan C. English. Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Patient, Heal Thyself. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Robert M. Veatch. and Amy Haddad. Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics, second edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Robert M. Veatch, and Franklin G. Miller. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: Symposium on Equipoise and the Ethics of Clinical Trials. Dordrecht: The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, 2007.
  • Robert M. Veatch, and Sara T. Fry. Case Studies in Nursing Ethics, 3rd ed. . Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006.
  • Robert Veatch. Disrupted Dialogue: Medical Ethics and the Collapse of Physician/Humanist Connection. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Robert M. Veatch [Co-authored with James T. Rule]. Ethical Questions in Dentistry, second edition. Chicago, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc.,, 2004.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Franklin G. Miller. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: The Internal Morality of Medicine. Dordrecht, Holland: Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, 2001.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Basics of Bioethics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Transplantation Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Paul deVries, and Lisa Newton. Ethics Applied. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Amy Haddad. Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Margaret Olivia Little. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: The Chaos of Care and Care Theory. Dordrecht, Holland: Swets & Zeitlinger Publisher, 1998.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Albert R. Jonsen, and LeRoy Walters. Source Book in Medical Ethics: A Documentary History. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1998.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Hans-Martin Sass, and Rihito Kimura. Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making in Health Care. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Ethical Issues in Death and Dying. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1997.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Harley Flack. Case Studies in Allied Health Ethics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1997.
  • Robert Veatch. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: Bioethics and Contemporary Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1995.
  • Robert M. Veatch and James T. Rule. Ethical Questions in Dentistry. Chicago, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Patient-Physician Relation: The Patient as Partner, Part 2. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991.
  • Robert M. Veatch, Edmund D. Pellegrino, and John P. Langan. Ethics, Trust, and the Professions. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1991.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Medical Ethics. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 1989.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Cross Cultural Perspectives in Medical Ethics: Readings. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 1989.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1988.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Sara T. Fry. Case Studies in Nursing Ethics. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1987.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Patient as Partner: A Theory of Human Experimentation Ethics. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Foundations of Justice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Robert M. Veatch. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: Lay Medical Ethics. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Carol Levine. Cases in Bioethics from The Hastings Center Report. Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: The Hastings Center, 1982.
  • Robert M. Veatch. A Theory of Medical Ethics. New York: Basic Books, 1981.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Life Span: The Hastings Center Report on Values and Life-Extending Technologies. New York: Harper and Row, 1979.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Teaching of Bioethics: Report of the Commission on the Teaching of Bioethics. New York: Irvington Press, 1977.
  • Robert M. Veatch. Population Policy and Ethics: The American Experience. New York: Irvington Press, 1977.
  • Robert Veatch. Case Studies in Medical Ethics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977.
  • Robert Veatch and Roy Branson. Ethics and Health Policy. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Books, 1976.
  • Robert Veatch. Death, Dying, and the Biological Revolution. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976.
  • Robert Veatch. Value-Freedom in Science and Technology. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1976.
  • Robert Veatch and Peter Steinfels. Death Inside Out. New York: Harper and Row, 1975.
  • Robert Veatch, Sharmon Sollitto. Bibliography of Society, Ethics andthe Life Sciences. Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: The Hastings Center, 1973.
  • Robert Veatch, Willard Gaylin, and Councilman Morgan. The Teaching of Medical Ethics. Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: The Hastings Center, 1973.
  • Robert Veatch with Edward Watkin. Death and Dying. Chicago: Claretian Publications, 1972.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

  • Robert M. Veatch, Jonna Clark, Jon Carrier, William Freeman, Elisa Gordon, Nick Hillman, Laura Murdock-Stillion, Donald Olenick, Pasala Ravichandran, Dorothy Rocha, Jennifer Steele, Wayne Waz. “The Ethics of Deceased Organ Recovery without Requirement for Explicit Consent or Authorization,” UNOS White Paper.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Henry Beecher and Research in Medicine, forthcoming Beecher’s Contributions to the Ethics of Clinical Research,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, forthcoming.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Prescription Paternalism: The Morality of Restricting Access to Pharmaceuticals,” In: Dien Ho, [Philosophical Issues with Pharmaceutics] Springer Press, forthcoming.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Goals of Care: Role of Physicians in the ICU: Response,” Chest 148 (No. 6, Dec. 2015): e184-e185. DOI: 10.1378/chest.15-2029
  • Robert M. Veatch. “The Conflict between Advance Directives and Organ Donation: A New Problem in End-of-Life Planning,” JAHR-European Journal of Bioethics 6 (No. 12, 2015):267-275.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Rebuttal from Dr Veatch,” Chest 147 (2015):1458-1459.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Do Physicians Have a Responsibility to Provide Recommendations Regarding Goals of Care to Surrogates of Dying Patients in the ICU?: No.” Chest 147 (2015):1455-1457.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Killing by Organ Procurement: Brain-based Death Pronouncement and Legal Fictions.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 40 (2015):289-311.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Let Parents Decide If Teen Is Dead” CNN Opinion, Jan.2, 2014.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Revisiting Multi-Organ Transplantation in the Setting of Scarcity,” American Journal of Transplantation, 21 (Jan., 2014):21-26. Coauthors: Peter P. Reese, Robert M. Veatch, Peter L. Abt, Sandra Amaral.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “So-Called Futile Care: The Experience of the United States.” In Medical Futility: A Cross-National Study, Ed. by Alireza Bagheri. London: Imperial College Press, 2013, pp. 9-33.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Health Plans Needlessly Mandate Moral Values,” The Hoya, Feb. 22, 2013, p. A3.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “The Development of Bioethics: Bringing Physician Ethics into the Moral Consensus,” In: The Development of Bioethics in the United States, Edited by Jeremy R. Garrett, Fabrice Jotterand, and D. Christopher Ralston. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2013, pp. 163-177.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Beyond Moral Hazards in Health Care,” America, October 29, 2012, p. 16.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Repeating an Attending Physician’s Unseemly Remarks,” Virtual Mentor. September 2012, 14 (No. 9, 2012):690-694. August 31, 2012.
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Equal Opportunity Supplemented by Fair Innings: Equity and Efficiency in Allocating Deceased Donor Kidneys,” American Journal of Transplantation, 12 (2012): 2115-24. [Authors: Lainie Friedman Ross; Will Parker; Robert M. Veatch; Sommer Gentry, and J. Richard Thistlethwaite, Jr.]
  • Robert M. Veatch. “Authority Figures,” Hastings Center Report 42 (No. 3, May-June 2012): 4-5 [letter].
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethics: The Points of Conflict." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 33 (2012):33-43.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "The Not-So-Tell-Tale Heart." Hastings Center Report 41 (No. 2, March-Apr 2011):4-5.
  • Robert M. Veatch and D. W. Hanto. "Uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (UDCDD) and the Definition of Death." American Journal of Transplantation 11 (2011): 1351-52.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Transplanting Hearts after Death Measured by Cardiac Criteria: The Challenge to the Dead Donor Rule." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (2010): 313-329.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Cheryl C. Macpherson. "Medical School Oath-Taking: The Moral Controversy." The Journal of Clinical Ethics 21.2 (2010): 335-345.
  • Robert M. Veatch and Cheryl C. Macpherson. "Medical Student Attitudes about Bioethics." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (2010): 488-496.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Evolution of Death and Dying Controversies." The Hastings Center Report 39.3 (2009): 16-19.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "The Art of Medicine: The sources of Professional Ethics: Why Professions Fail." The Lancet 373.9668 (2009): 1000-1001.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Donating Hearts after Cardiac Death – Reversing the Irreversible." New England Journal of Medicine 359 (2008): 672-673.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Implied, Presumed, and Waived Consent." American Journal of Bioethics (2008).
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Just Deserts?" Hastings Center Report (2007): 4.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Implied, Presumed and Waived Consent: The Relative Moral Wrongs of Under-and Over-Informing." The American Journal of Bioethics 7.12 (2007): 39-41.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "The Irrelevance of Equipoise." The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32.2 (2007): 167-183.
  • Miller, Frank, and Robert M. Veatch. "Symposium on Equipoise and the Ethics of Clinical Trials." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (2007): 77-78.
  • Robert Veatch. "Benevolent Lies: Fallible Universalism and the Quest for an International Standard." Formosan Journal of Medical Humanities 7.1&2 (2006): 3-18.
  • Robert Veatch. "Organ Exchanges: Fairness to the O-Blood Group." American Journal of Transplantation 6 (2006): 1-2.
  • Robert Veatch [Co-authored with Timothy Murphy]. "Members First: The Ethics of Donating Organs and Tissues to Groups." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15 (2006): 50-59.
  • Veatch, Robert M. "How Philosophy of Medicine Has Changed Medical Ethics." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (2006): 585-600.
  • Veatch, Robert M. "Assessing Pellegrino’s Reconstruction." American Journal of Bioethics 6.4 (2006): 72-75.
  • Veatch, Robert M. "Why Researchers Cannot Establish Equipoise." American Journal of Bioethics 6.4 (2006): 55-57.
  • Robert Veatch. "Tissue Issues: The Ethical Dilemmas of Collecting Human Tissues for Research." Formosan Journal of Medical Humanities 6.1 & 2 (2005): 3-13.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Disaster Preparedness and Triage: Justice and the Common Good." The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 72.4 (2005): 236-41.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Terri Schiavo, Son Hudson, And ‘Nonbeneficial’ Medical Treatments." Health Affairs (2005): 976-79.
  • Robert Veatch. "Disaster Preparedness and Triage: Justice and the Common Good." The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 72.4 (2005): 184-204.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "The Death of Whole-Brain Death: The Plague of the Disaggregators, Somaticists, and Mentalists." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (2005): 353-378.
  • Robert Veatch [Co-authored with James Gilbert, Lori Brigham, and D.S. Batty]. "The Nondirected Living Donor Program: A Model for Cooperative Donation, Recovery and Allocation of Living Donor Kidneys." American Journal of Transplantation 5 (2005): 167-174.
  • Robert Veatch. "Abandon the Donor Rule or Change the Definition of Death?" Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14.3 (2004): 261-76.
  • Robert Veatch. "Bonus Allocation Points for Those Willing to Donate Organs." The American Journal of Bioethics 4.4 (2004).
  • Robert Veatch. "Limiting Life Support: A World-Wide Consensus?" Critical Care Medicine 32.No. 2 (2004): 597-598.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Total Artificial Heart: Is Paying for it Immoral and Stopping it Murder?" Medical Ethics 11.1 (2004): 1-2 & 12.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Total Artificial Heart and the Morality of Killing: Response." Medical Ethics 11.2 (2004): 11-12.
  • Robert Veatch. "Abandon the Donor Rule or Change the Definition of Death?" Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14.3 (2004): 261-276.
  • Robert Veatch. "Common Morality adn Human Finitude: A Foundation for Bioethics." Weltanschauliche Offenheit in der Bioethik (2004): 37-50.
  • Robert Veatch. "Ethical Aspects of Recommending Lifestyle Interventions to Patients." JAMA 290.No. 2 (2003): 2660.
  • Robert Veatch. "Brain Death and Organ Procurement in Children: Exploring the Options." Proceedings of International Congress on Ethical Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation (2003).
  • Robert Veatch. "Inactivating a Total Artificial Heart: Special Moral Problems." Death Studies 27.4 (2003): 305-315.
  • Robert Veatch. "Why Liberals Should Accept Financial Incentives for Organ Procurement." Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 13.1 (2003): 19-36.
  • Robert Veatch. "Do Not Resuscitate: Ordering Nonassult and Charting Patients: Decisions to Forgo Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation." Critical Care Medicine 31.5 (2003): 1593-1595.
  • Robert Veatch. "White Coat Ceremonies: A Second Opinion." Journal of Medical Ethics 28.1 (2002): 5-6.
  • Robert Veatch. "Indifference of Subjects: An Alternative to Equipoise in Randomized Clinical Trials." Social Philosophy and Policy 19.2 (2002): 295-323.
  • Robert Veatch. "Subject Indifference and the Justification of Placebo-controlled Trials." The American Journal of Bioethics 2.2 (2002): 12-13.
  • Robert Veatch. "Assault of homicide: Treating and letting die without consent." Critical Care Medicine 30.4 (2002): 937-38.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Right of Subjects to See the Protocol." IRB: Ethical & Human Research 24.5 (2002): 6-8.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Birth of Bioethics: Autobiographical Reflections of a Patient Person." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11.4 (2002): 344-352.
  • Robert Veatch. "White Coat Ceremonies: A Second Opinion." Journal of Medical Ethics 28.1 (2002): 5-6.
  • Robert Veatch. "Professor Veatch’s Reply [to Dan Brock’s "Equity in Liver Allocation"]." Medical Ethics (2001): 7.
  • Robert Veatch. "Transplants and Mental Disability: The Meaning of Discrimination." Newsletter of the Network on Ethics and Intellectual Disability 6.1 (2001): 1-5.
  • Robert Veatch with Franklin G. Miller. "The Internal Morality of Medicine: An Introduction." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26.6 (2001): 555-557.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Impossibility of a Morality Internal to Medicine." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26.6 (2001): 621-642.
  • Robert Veatch. "Ethics Consultation: Permission from Patients and Other Problems of Method." American Journal of Bioethics 1.4 (2001): 43-45.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Role of the Patient and the Family in Deciding to Forgoing Life-Support: Eastern and Western Perspectives." Formosan Journal of Medical Humanities 2.1/2 (2001): 3-17.
  • Robert Veatch. "Doctor Does Not Know Best: Why in the New Century Physicians Must Stop Trying to Benefit Patients." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25.6 (2000): 701-721.
  • Robert Veatch. "A New Basis for Allocating Livers for Transplant." The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (2000): 75-80.
  • Robert Veatch. "Withdrawing Life-sustaining Therapy [reply to Thomas J. Prendergast, M.D., "Ask the Ethicist: Withdrawing Life-sustaining Therapy"]." Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Newsletter (2000): 7.
  • Robert Veatch. "Teorie della Bioetica." Bioetica Rivista Interdisciplinare 8 (2000): 214-226.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Fight Over How to Allocate Livers." Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Newsletter (2000): 1-2, 8.
  • Robert Veatch. "Choosing Not to Prolong Dying." Medical Dimensions (1972): 8-10, 40.
  • Robert Veatch. "Teaching Medical Ethics: An Experimental Program." Journal of Medical Education 47 (1972): 779-785.
  • Robert Veatch. "Models for Ethical Medicine in a Revolutionary Age." Hastings Center Report 2.3 (1972): 5-7.
  • Robert Veatch. "Ethics, Population Policy, and Population Ethics." Social Education (1972): 363-368, 400.
  • Robert Veatch. "Death and Dying." U.S. Catholic (1972): 6-13.
  • Robert Veatch. "Medical Ethics: Updating the Hippocratic Oath." Medical Opinion (1972): 56-61.
  • Robert Veatch. "An Unexpected Chromosome: The Physician’s Dilemma." Hastings Center Report 2.1 (1972): 8-9.
  • Robert Veatch. "Program Report: Teaching Medical Ethics." Hastings Center Report 2.1 (1972): 10.
  • Robert Veatch. "The Limits of Expertise." The Center Magazine 5.4 (1972): 9.
  • Robert Veatch. "Doing What Comes Naturally." Hastings Center Report 1 (1971): 1-3.
  • Robert Veatch. "Experimental Pregnancy: The Ethical Complexities of Experimentation with Oral Contraceptives." Hastings Center Report 1 (1971): 2-3.
  • Robert Veatch. "What About Abortion on Demand." Social Action (1971): 26-34.
  • Robert Veatch. "Taxing of Childbearing: Can It Be Just?" Ethics and the Life Sciences Working Paper Series 4 (1971).
  • Robert Veatch. "When Does Life Begin?." Face to Face 1 (1969): 18-19.
  • Robert Veatch with E. Leong Way and T.K. Adler. "The Importance of Steric Configuration in Certain Morphinemimetic Actions of Synthetic Analgetics." Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 145 (1964): 11-19.

ARTICLES IN BOOKS

  • Robert Veatch. "Equal Treatment for Disabled Persons: The Case of Organ Transplantation." Philosophical Reflections on Disability. Ed. D. Christopher Ralston, and Justin Ho. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer, 2010: 155-167
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Forgoing Nutrition in Infants and Children with Intellectual Disabilities." End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Ed. Sandra L. Friedman and David T. Helm. : American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010: 171-183
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Defining and Redefining Life and Death." The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics. Ed. Robert B. Baker, and Laurence B. McCullough. Cambridge University Press, 2009: 684-691
  • Veatch, Robert M.. "The Sources of Professional Ethics: The Irrationality of Professional Sources." Sources of Professional Ethics. 2009.
  • Veatch, Robert M.. "Defining and Redefining Life and Death." Cambridge History of Medical Ethics. Ed. Robert Baker. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Robert M. Veatch. "A Perspective in the Comparative Bioethical Studies Between Japan and U.S.." Inochi no baioeshikkusu. (English trans: Bioethics of Life). Ed. Rihito Kimura, Naoko Kakee, and Naoto Kawahara. Trans. by Naoko Kakee. Tokyo: Korona Press, 2008: 174-197
  • Robert M. Veatch. "How Many Principles for Bioethics?" Principles of Health Care Ethics, 2nd ed. . Ed. R. E. Aschcroft, Angus Dawson, Heather Draper, and John McMillan. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2007: 43-50
  • Robert M. Veatch. "The Fight over How to Allocate Livers." Biomedical Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Moral Issues in Medicine and Biology. Ed. David Steinberg . Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2007: 172-176
  • Robert M. Veatch. "Pharmacy Ethics in the Era of Pharmaceutical Care Issues in Pharmacy, Law, and Ethics: The Max and Rose Sadoff Symposia." Issues in Pharmacy, Law, and Ethics: The Max and Rose Sadoff Symposia. Ed. Robert L. Sadoff. Lebanon, NH: University of New England Press, 2007: 17-32
  • Veatch, Robert M. "The Fight over How to Allocate Livers." Biomedical Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Apporoch to Moral Issues in Medicine and Biology. Ed. David Steinberg. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2007: 58-62
  • Veatch, Robert M. "The Total Artificial Heart: Is Paying for It Immoral and Stopping It Murder?." Biomedical Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Apporoch to Moral Issues in Medicine and Biology. Ed. David Steinberg. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2007.
  • Veatch, Robert M. "Character Formation in Professional Education: a Word of Caution." Lost Virtue: Professional Character Development in Medical Education. Ed. Nuala Kenny and Wayne Shelton. Amsterdam, Netherlands: JAI Press, 2006: 29-45
  • Robert Veatch. "Ranking, Balancing, or Simultaneity: Resolving Conflicts among the Belmont Principles." Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects. Ed. James F. Childress, Eric M. Meslin, and Harold T. Shapiro. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005: 184-204
  • Robert Veatch. "The Roles of Scientific and Normative Expertise in Public Policy Formation: The Anthrax Vaccine Case." Ethics Expertise: History, Contemporary Perspectives, and Applications. Ed. Lisa Rasmussen. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2005: 211-225
  • Robert Veatch. "Common Morality and Human Finitude: A Foundation for Bioethics." Weltanschaulilche Offenheit in der Bioethik. Ed. Eva Baumann, Alexander Bink, Arnd T. May, Peter Schroder, Corinna Iris Schutzeiechel. Berlin, Germany: Duncker & Humblot, GmbH, 2004: 37-50
  • Robert Veatch. "Bioethica: Impatto sul futuro." Enciclopedia di Bioetica e Sessuologia. Ed. Giovanni Russo. Italy: Editrice Velar, 2004: 361-65
  • Robert Veatch. "Is there a Universal System of Ethics or are Ethics Culture-Specific?." Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Organ Transplantation. Ed. T. Gutmann, A. S. Daar, R. A. Sells, and W. Land. Lengerich, Berlin: PABST Science Publishers, 2004: 17-29
  • Robert Veatch. "Justice, Utility and Organ Allocation." Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Organ Transplantation. Ed. T. Gutmann, A. S. Daar, R. A. Sells, and W. Land. Lengerich, Berlin: PABST Science Publishers, 2004: 57-67
  • Robert Veatch. "Revisiting A Theory of Medical Ethics: Main Themes and Anticipated Changes." The Story of Bioethics. Ed. Jennifer K. Walter and Eran P. Klein. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003: 67-91
  • Robert Veatch. "An Alternative to Equipoise in Randomized Clinical Trials." Bioethics. Ed. Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2002: 295-323
  • Robert Veatch. "The Physician: Professional or Entrepreneur." Bioethics and Moral Consent: National Traditions of Health Morality. Ed. Tristam H. Engelhardt and Lisa M. Rasmussen. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002: 17-33
  • Robert Veatch. "Indifference of Subjects: An Alternative to Equipoise in Randomized Clinical Trials." Bioethics. Ed. Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffery Paul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002: 295-323
  • Robert Veatch. "Remaining Problems in Human Subject Protection: Learning Accross Cultures." Proceedings of the 2001 Taiwan International Symposium on Applied ethics in Human Research - Human Subject Protection. Ed. The Division of Health Policy Research. Taipei: National Health Research Institutes, 2001: 112-118
  • Robert Veatch. "Response to Melody H. Lin." Proceedings of the 2001 Taiwan International Symposium on Applied ethics in Human Research - Human Subject Protection. Ed. The Division of Health Policy Research. Taipei: National Health Research Institutes, 2001.
  • Robert Veatch. "Internal and External Sources of Morality for Medicine." The Health Care Professional as Friend and Healer. Ed. David Thomasma and Judith Lee Kissell. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000: 75-86
  • Robert Veatch. "End-of-Life Decisions: Consensus and Controversies." Bioethics and the Use of the Laboratory Animals-Ethics in Theory and Practice. Ed. A. Lanny Kraus and David Renquist. Dubuque: Gregory C. Benoit Publishing, 2000: 139-151
  • Robert Veatch. "The Future ’Brave New World’." Bioethics and the Use of Laboratory Animals - Ethics in Theory and Practice. Ed. A. Lanny Kraus and David Renquist. Dubuque: C. Benoit Publishing , 2000: 153-162
  • Robert Veatch. "Contract and the Critique of Principalism: Hypothetical Contract as Epistemological Theory and as a Method of Contract Resolution." Building Bioethics. Ed. Loretta Kopelman. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000: 120-143
  • Robert Veatch. "United States Population Policy and the Church." Human Survival Issues: Environmental Renewal and Population Policy. Philadelphia: Council on Church and Society of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1972: 19-48
  • Robert Veatch with Thomas F. Draper. "Population Policy and the Values of Physicians." Ethics, Population, and the American Tradition, vol.III. Institute of Society, Ethics, and Life Sciences, 1971: N-1 - N-52
  • Robert Veatch. "Justice and Population Policy." Ethics, Population, and the American Tradition, vol. II. Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, 1971.
  • Robert Veatch. "An Ethical Analysis of Population Policy Alternatives." Ethics, Population and the American Tradition, Vol II. Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences, 1971: O-1 - O-57

OP EDS

  • Robert Veatch. "Reasons Physicians Do Not Follow Clinical Practice Guidelines." JAMA 283, no. 13 5 Apr. 2000.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Robert M. Veatch. "Review of Children in Medical Research: Access Versus Protection. [Lainie Friedman Ross]." JAMA 301.2 (2009): 219.
  • Robert Veatch. "Review of Biothics and the Common Good by Lisa Sowle Cahill. The 2004 Père Marquette Lecture in Theology." The Journal of Religion 86.2 (2006): 340-42.
  • Robert Veatch. "Review of American Bioethics: Crossing Human Rights and Health Law Boundaries, by George J. Annas." Health Affairs 25.1 (2005): 287-288.
  • Robert Veatch. "Ethics Primer by American Psychiatric Association Ethics Committee." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 190.2 (2002): 124-126.
  • Robert Veatch. "Against Relativism: Cultural Diversity and the Search for Ethical Universals in Medicine by Ruth Macklin." Theoretical Medicine 22 (2001): 391-398.
  • Robert Veatch. "Pricing Life: Why It’s Important Time for Health Care Rationing by Peter A. Ubel." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 44 (2001): 108-116.

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