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Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D.

Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
3401 Market Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-4037
B.S. (Biology)
Villanova University, 1996.
MBE (Bioethics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Michigan State University, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Ethical & policy issues in mental health care
Ethics in end of life care
Bioethics education

Selected Publications

Dominic Sisti & Jonathan Moreno: "Biomedical Research Ethics: Landmark Cases, Scandals, and Conceptual Shifts" Routledge Companion to Bioethics. John Arras, Rebecca Kukla, Elizabeth Fenton (eds.). Routledge, December 2014 Notes: (in press).

Andrew M. Siegel, Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan: "Pediatric Euthanasia in Belgium: Disturbing Developments" JAMA 311(19): 1963-1964, May 2014 Notes: Published online April 17, 2014. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.4257.

Andrew Siegel, Anna Barnwell, Dominic Sisti: "Assessing Decision-Making Capacity: A Primer for the Development of Hospital Practice Guidelines" HEC Forum (Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum) 26: 159–168, June 2014 Notes: Online first published January 2014: 10.1007/s10730-014-9234-8

Johnson, R. Barrett, M., Sisti, D.: "The Ethical Boundaries of Patient and Advocate Influence on the DSM-5" Harvard Review of Psychiatry 21(6): 334-44, November 2013.

Dominic Sisti, Arthur Caplan, Hila Rimon-Greenspan: Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader. The MIT Press. The MIT Press, September 2013.

Dominic A. Sisti: “Was Kant a Normativist or Naturalist for Mental Illness?” Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 7: 1-7, December 2012.

Cynthia Baum-Baicker, Dominic Sisti: "Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Medicine are (Indeed) Complementary: A Reply to Bursztajn and Colleagues" Journal of Clinical Ethics 23(1): 37-40, Spring 2012.

Michael Young, Dominic Sisti, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Jason Schwartz, Arthur Caplan: "Immune to Addiction: The Ethical Dimensions of Substance Abuse Vaccines" Nature Immunology 19(6): 521-524, June 2012 Notes: Reprinted in the Ashgate Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies, July 2015.

Dominic A. Sisti & Arthur L. Caplan: “Accommodation without Exculpation? The Ethical and Legal Paradoxes of Borderline Personality Disorder.” Journal of Psychiatry & Law 40: 75-92, Spring 2012.

Dominic A. Sisti and Cindy Baum-Baicker: “A Plea for Virtue in Ethics” American Psychologist Page: 325, May-June 2012.

Arthur L. Caplan, James J. McCartney, & Dominic A. Sisti: The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics at the End of Life. Prometheus Books. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. March 2006 Notes: [Reviewed in JAMA, July 19, 2006; 296: 339 - 340.]

Arthur L. Caplan, James J. McCartney, & Dominic A. Sisti : Health, Disease, & Illness: Concepts in Medicine. Georgetown University Press. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, June 2004 Notes: [Reviewed in JAMA, January 26, 2005; 293: 497 - 498.]

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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