Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Churchill, Larry R. , Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical Ethics

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Phone Number: 615-936-2686

Email Address:larry.churchill@Vanderbilt.Edu

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Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society, 2525 West End Ave., Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37203

2525 West End Ave., Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37203

Danis, Marion, Clancy, Carolyn and Churchill, Larry R. (eds.). Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy . (Oxford University Press, 2002), , , paperback, 2005.

Churchill, L.R. ?Do We Know Enough Morally to Make Abortion Laws?? . Midwest Medical Ethics , , 1-4, Summer, 1989.

Churchill, L.R. The Human Experience of Dying: The Moral Primacy of Stories Over Stages. Soundings, , 24-37, Spring, 1979.

Churchill, L.R. and Bliton, M.J. (eds.) ?Parental Voices in Maternal-Fetal Therapy. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. , Vol. 48(No. 3), , September, 2005.

Churchill, L.R. The Teaching of Ethics and Moral Values in Teaching: Some Contemporary Confusions. Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 53(No. 3), 296-306, May-June, 1982.

Churchill, L.R. Ethical Issues of a Profession in Transition. American Journal of Nursing , , 873-875, May, 1977.

Churchill, L.R.. The Amoral Character of Our Attitudes About Death: Some Implications. Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 17(No. 3), 167-176, July, 1978.

Churchill, L.R. Flew, Wisdom and Polanyi: The Falsification Challenge Revisited. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion , , 185-194, Fall, 1972.

Churchill, L.R., Smith, H. and Hauerwas, S.. Health Care of the Poor: Finite Care, Infinite Need. Health Progress, Vol. 66(No. 10), 32-35, December, 1985.

Churchill, L.R. Ethics and Economics In Search of a Common Language. The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 17(No. 2), 39-41, April, 1987.

Boursoulian, LJ, Schenck, CH, Mahowald, MW, Lagrange, AH. Differentiating parasomnias from nocturnal seizures. J Clin Sleep Med, 8(1), 108-12, 2012.

Churchill, LR. Rationing, rightness, and distinctively human goods. Am J Bioeth, 11(7), 15-6, 2011.

Schenck, David and Churchill L.R.. Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work. Oxford University Press, , , 2011.

Churchill, LR. Religion, spirituality, and genetics: mapping the terrain for research purposes. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet, 151C(1), 6-12, 2009.

Churchill, LR, Schenck, D. Healing skills for medical practice. Ann Intern Med, 149(10), 720-4, 2008.

Altom, LK, Churchill, L.R. Pay, pride, and public purpose: why America's doctors should support universal healthcare. MedGenMed, 9(1), 40, 2007. PMCID:1925024

Churchill, LR. The hegemony of money: commercialism and professionalism in American medicine. Camb Q Healthc Ethics, 16(4), 407-14; discussion 439-42, 2007.

Obremskey, WT, Marotta, JS, Yaszemski, MJ, Churchill, LR, Boden, SD, Dirschl, DR. Symposium. The introduction of biologics in orthopaedics: issues of cost, commercialism, and ethics. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 89(7), 1641-9, 2007.

Easter, MM, Henderson, GE, Davis, AM, Churchill, LR, King, NM. The many meanings of care in clinical research. Sociol Health Illn, 28(6), 695-712, 2006.

Henderson, GE, Easter, MM, Zimmer, C, King, NM, Davis, AM, Rothschild, BB, Churchill, LR, Wilfond, BS, Nelson, DK. Therapeutic misconception in early phase gene transfer trials. Soc Sci Med, 62(1), 239-53, 2006.

Churchill, L.R. Age-rationing in health care: flawed policy, personal virtue. Health Care Anal, 13(2), 137-46, 2005.

Churchill, L.R., Schenck, D. One cheer for bioethics: engaging the moral experiences of patients and practitioners beyond the big decisions. Camb Q Healthc Ethics, 14(4), 389-403, 2005.

Henderson, G., Estroff, S., King, N.M.P., Strauss, R., Oberlander, J. and Churchill, L.R. (eds.) . Health, Difference and Inequality, The Social Medicine Reader. Duke University Press, Vol. II (2nd ed.), , 2005.

King, N.M.P., Strauss, R., Henderson, G., Estroff, S., Oberlander, J. and Churchill, L.R. (eds.) . Patients, Doctors and Illness, The Social Medicine Reader, 2nd ed., Vol. I. Duke University Press, , , 2005.

King, NM, Henderson, GE, Churchill, L.R., Davis, AM, Hull, SC, Nelson, DK, Parham-Vetter, PC, Rothschild, BB, Easter, MM, Wilfond, BS. Consent forms and the therapeutic misconception: the example of gene transfer research. IRB, 27(1), 1-8, 2005.

Oberlander, J., Churchill, L.R., Henderson, G., King, N.M.P., Estroff, S., and Strauss, R. (eds.). Health Policy, Markets and Medicine, The Social Medicine Reader, 2nd ed., Vol. III . Duke University Press, , , 2005.

Perry, JE, Churchill, LR, Kirshner, HS. The Terri Schiavo case: legal, ethical, and medical perspectives. Ann Intern Med, 143(10), 744-8, 2005.

Rothschild, BB, Estroff, SE, Churchill, LR. The cultural calculus of consent. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 48(3), 574-94, 2005.

Berkman, ND, Wynia, MK, Churchill, LR. Gaps, conflicts, and consensus in the ethics statements of professional associations, medical groups, and health plans. J Med Ethics, 30(4), 395-401, 2004. PMCID:1733885

Henderson, GE, Davis, AM, King, NM, Easter, MM, Zimmer, CR, Rothschild, BB, Wilfond, BS, Nelson, DK, Churchill, LR. Uncertain benefit: investigators'' views and communications in early phase gene transfer trials. Mol Ther, 10(2), 225-31, 2004.

Churchill, LR, Nelson, DK, Henderson, GE, King, NM, Davis, AM, Leahey, E, Wilfond, BS. Assessing benefits in clinical research: why diversity in benefit assessment can be risky. IRB, 25(3), 1-8, 2003.

Churchill, LR. Universal health care for children: why every self-interested person should support it. J Med Philos, 26(2), 179-91, 2001.

Churchill, LR. Looking to Hume for justice: on the utility of Hume''s view of justice for American health care reform. J Med Philos, 24(4), 352-64, 1999.

Churchill, LR. The United States health care system under managed care. How the commodification of health care distorts ethics and threatens equity. Health Care Anal, 7(4), 393-411, 1999.

Churchill, LR. Are we professionals? A critical look at the social role of bioethicists. Daedalus, 128(4), 253-74, 1999.

King, NM, Churchill, LR. Is informed consent always necessary for randomized, controlled trials. N Engl J Med, 341(6), 449-50; author reply 450, 1999.

Churchill, LR. To die or not to die. Hastings Cent Rep, 27(6), 4; author reply 6-7, 1998.

Churchill, LR. Mapping the ethical terrain of managed care. NCCE News, 6(1), 1-2, 10-11, 1998.

Churchill, LR, Collins, ML, King, NM, Pemberton, SG, Wailoo, KA. Genetic research as therapy: implications of "gene therapy" for informed consent. J Law Med Ethics, 26(1), 38-47, 3, 1998.

Henderson, G., King, N., Strauss, R., Estroff, S., and Churchill, L.R., (eds.). The Social Medicine Reader. Duke University Press, , , 1997 (cloth and paper).

Churchill, LR. "Damaged humanity": the call for a patient-centered medical ethic in the managed care era. Theor Med, 18(1-2), 113-26, 1997.

Churchill, LR. Market meditopia. A glimpse at American health care in 2005. Hastings Cent Rep, 27(1), 5-6, 1997.

Churchill, LR, King, NM. Physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, or withdrawal of treatment. BMJ, 315(7101), 137-8, 1997. PMCID:2127128

Churchill, LR. Whose good? Rethinking beneficence in the era of managed care. Clin Ethics Rep, 10(1), 1-8, 1996.

Danis, M, Mutran, E, Garrett, JM, Stearns, SC, Slifkin, RT, Hanson, L, Williams, JF, Churchill, LR. A prospective study of the impact of patient preferences on life-sustaining treatment and hospital cost. Crit Care Med, 24(11), 1811-7, 1996.

Churchill, LR. The ethical issues of futility from a community perspective. N C Med J, 56(9), 424-6, 1995.

Churchill, L.R. Self-Interest and Universal Health Care: Why Well-Insured Americans Should Support Coverage for Everyone. Harvard University Press, , , 1994 [A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book of 1994].

Churchill, L.R. ?When Patients or Families Demand Too Much,? in Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for Health Professionals, edited by David Thomasma and John Monagle. Aspen Publishers, , 249-254, 1994.

Churchill, L.R. ?Thanatology: Its End and Future,? in A Challenge for Living: Death, Dying, and Bereavement, edited by Inge B. Corless, Barbara B. Germino and Mary A. Pittman. Jones and Bartlett, , 367-376, 1994.

Churchill, L.R. ?When Patients or Families Demand Too Much,? in Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for Health Professionals, edited by David Thomasma and John Monagle. Aspen Publishers, , 249-254, 1994.

Churchill, L.R. ?Rejecting Principlism, Affirming Principles,? A Matter of Principles?, edited by Edwin R. DuBose, Ron Hamel, and Laurence J. O'Connell. Trinity Press, , 325-335, 1994.

Churchill, LR. Physician-assisted suicide. J R Soc Med, 87 Suppl 22, 44-5, 1994. PMCID:1294205

Churchill, Sandra W. and Churchill, L.R. ?Reason, Narrative and Rhetoric: A Theoretical Collage for the Clinical Encounter,? in Theological Analyses of the Clinical Encounter, edited by G. McKenny and J. Sande. Reidel Publishing Company, , 171-184, 1994.

. ?Thanatology: Its End and Future,? in A Challenge for Living: Death, Dying, and Bereavement, edited by Inge B. Corless, Barbara B. Germino and Mary A. Pittman. Jones and Bartlett, , 367-376, 1994.

Churchill, L.R. ?Primal Scenes,? in Falling in Love with Wisdom: American Philosophers Talk About Their Calling, edited by D.D. Karnos and R.G. Shoemaker. Oxford University Press, , 94-97, 1993.

Churchill, LR. The medical ethics teaching program at UNC-Chapel Hill. N C Med J, 54(8), 405-7, 1993.

Churchill, LR, King, NM. Medical ethics. Teaching and practice. N C Med J, 54(8), 367, 1993.

Danis, M. and Churchill, L.R. ?Evolving Trends for Advance Directives,? in Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy, edited by Robert Blank and Andrea Bonnicksen. Columbia University Press, , 79-87, 1993.

Churchill, L.R. ?Ethics, Choice and Policy,? . Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 68(2), 265-270, 1992.

Churchill, L.R. ?Theories of Justice,? in Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation, edited by Carl Kjellstrand. Kluwer Academic Publisher, , 21-34, 1992.

Churchill, L.R. ?Framing Oregons Medicaid Proposal,? . Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1(2), 227-233, 1991.

Churchill, LR. Why we need a theory of suffering, and lots of other theories as well: commentary. J Clin Ethics, 2(2), 95-7, 1991.

Danis, M, Churchill, LR. Autonomy and the common weal. Hastings Cent Rep, 21(1), 25-31, 1991.

Sugarman, J, Churchill, LR, Moore, JK, Waugh, RA. Medical, ethical and legal issues regarding thrombolytic therapy in the Jehovah''s Witness. Am J Cardiol, 68(15), 1525-9, 1991.

Churchill, L.R. ?Getting from I to We,?edited by Paul Homer and Martha Holstein, Simon and Schuster. A Good Old Age?, , 109-119, 1990.

Churchill, LR. Hermeneutics in science and medicine: a thesis understated. Theor Med, 11(2), 141-4, 1990.

Churchill, LR. AIDS and ''dirt'': reflections on the ethics of ritual cleanliness. Theor Med, 11(3), 185-92, 1990.

Churchill, LR, Pinkus, RL. The use of anencephalic organs: historical and ethical dimensions. Milbank Q, 68(2), 147-69, 1990.

Churchill, LR. Trust, autonomy, and advance directives. J Relig Health, 28(3), 175-83, 1989.

Churchill, LR. Ethical issues in chronic, severe, catastrophic illnesses. South Med J, 82(7), 815-7, 1989.

Churchill, LR. Reviving a distinctive medical ethic. Hastings Cent Rep, 19(3), 28-34, 1989.

Churchill, LR. Private virtues, public detriment: allocating scarce medical resources to the elderly. Ethics, 100(1), 169-76, 1989.

Churchill, LR. Bone marrow transplantation, physician bias, and Down syndrome: ethical reflections. J Pediatr, 114(1), 87-8, 1989.

Collins, Myra and Churchill, L.R.. The Case Against Directed Donations. Transfusion Science, Vol. 10 , 139-145, 1989.

Churchill, LR. Should we ration health care by age. J Am Geriatr Soc, 36(7), 644-7, 1988.

King, N.M.P., Churchill, L.R. and Cross, A.W. . The Physician as Captain of the Ship: A Critical Reappraisal. D. Reidel Publishing Company, , , 1988.

Churchill, L.R. Rationing Health Care in America: Perceptions and Principles of Justice. University of Notre Dame Press, , , 1987 (paperback, 1988).

Churchill, LR. Health care, social justice and the elderly. N C Med J, 48(11), 584-7, 1987.

Cross, A. Churchill, L.R., Sharp, M. and King, N.. Ethical Issues in the Care of Children with Developmental Handicaps,? in Neurobiological Issues in Autism, edited by Eric Schopler and Gary Mesibov. Plenum Press, , 63-79, 1987.

Smith, H.L. and Churchill, L.R.. Professional Ethics and Primary Care Medicine: Beyond Dilemmas and Decorum. Duke University Press, , , 1986 (cloth and paperback).

Churchill, L.R., Smith, H. and Frey, J.. Chapter 20, Ethical Decisions? in Handbook for the Academic Physician, edited by William McGaghie and John Frey. Springer-Verlag, , 339-357, 1986.

Churchill, LR, Cross, AW. Moralist, technician, sophist, teacher/learner: reflections on the ethicist in the clinical setting. Theor Med, 7(1), 3-12, 1986.

Churchill, LR, Sim?!n, JJ. Principles and the search for moral certainty. Soc Sci Med, 23(5), 461-8, 1986.

Cross, AW, Churchill, LR. Pediatric ethics committees: learning from our experience. J Pediatr, 108(2), 242-3, 1986.

Frey, J., Churchill, L.R. and Smith, H.. Chapter 22, Case Studies in Ethics,? in Handbook for the Academic Physician. Springer-Verlag, , 3-12, 1986.

Smith, H., Churchill, L. R. and Frey, J.. Chapter 21, Teaching Ethics,? in Handbook for the Academic Physician, edited by William McGaghie and John Frey. Springer-Verlag, , 357-372, 1986.

Churchill, L.R.. The Ethics of Hospice Care,? Hospice: Development and Administration, edited by Glen W. Davidson. Hemisphere Publishing Company , (2nd edition), 163-179, 1985.

Churchill, LR. Which infants should live? On the usefulness and limitations of Robert Weir''s Selective Nontreatment of Handicapped Newborns. Soc Sci Med, 20(11), 1097-102, 1985.

Churchill, L.R.. Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on the Value of the Retarded: Responses to William F. May and John C. Moskop,? in Ethics and Mental Retardation, edited by Loretta Kopelman and John C. Moskop. D. Reidel Publishing Company, , 177-182, 1984.

Churchill, LR. The place of the ideal observer in medical ethics. Soc Sci Med, 17(13), 897-901, 1983.

Churchill, L.R.. Why Literature and Medicine?. Literature and Medicine, Vol. 1 , 34-35, 1982.

Churchill, L.R. and Churchill, Sandra W.. Storytelling in Medical Arenas: The Art of Self-Determination. Literature and Medicine, Vol. 1 , 73-79, 1982.

Churchill, LR, Sim?!n, JJ. Abortion and the rhetoric of individual rights. Hastings Cent Rep, 12(1), 9-12, 1982.

Cross, AW, Churchill, LR. Ethical and cultural dimensions of informed consent. A case study and analysis. Ann Intern Med, 96(1), 110-3, 1982.

Churchill, LR. Point of view: rights language must be examined carefully. Am Coll Physicians Obs, 1(5), 7, 9, 1981.

Churchill, LR. Physician-investigator/patient-subject: exploring the logic and the tension. J Med Philos, 5(3), 215-24, 1980.

Churchill, LR. Bioethical reductionism and our sense of the human. Man Med, 5(4), 229-49, 1980.

Churchill, LR. Interpretations of dying: ethical implications for patient care. Ethics Sci Med, 6(4), 211-22, 1979.

Churchill, L.R.. Some Factors Shaping Ethics: Alternatives in the Treatment of Defective Newborns. Patient Wishes and Physician Obligations, , 146-158, 1978.

Churchill, LR. The ethicist in professional education. Hastings Cent Rep, 8(6), 13-5, 1978.

Churchill, LR. The professionalization of ethics: some implications for accountability in medicine. Soundings, 60(1), 40-53, 1977.

Churchill, LR. Tacit components of medical ethics: making decisions in the clinic. J Med Ethics, 3(3), 129-32, 1977. PMCID:1154579

Churchill, LR. Ethos and ethics in medical education. N C Med J, 36(1), 31-3, 1975.

Churchill, LR. Medical humanities. J Med Educ, 50(11), 1078, 1975.

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