John J. Paris, S.J.
Ph.D., MA, University of Southern California
PhL, Weston College
AM, Harvard University
MA, BS, Boston College
Father Paris has served as consultant to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethics in Medicine, the United States Senate Committee on Aging, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He has published over 100 articles on the area of law, medicine, and ethics; and has served as a consultant and expert witness in many of the landmark biomedical cases, including Quinlan, Brophy, Jobes, Baby K, and Gilgunn.
Legal and medical ethics
Law, Medicine & Ethics Law, Medicine & Public Policy
With MP Moore, MD Schreiber, “Physician counseling, informed consent and parental decision making for infants with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome,” Journal of Perinatology, 2012; 32, 748-751.
With JB Green, J Bernstein, RM Green, KW Goodman, C Tauer, “Patenting: European Stem Cell Ruling Is Misleading,” Nature, 2011(479), 41.
With Michael Patrick Moore, “The Resuscitation of “Slow Codes”: Fraud, Lies, and Deception, The American Journal of Bioethics, 2011: 11(11), 13-29.
“Rationing: A “Decent Minimum” or a “Consumer Driven” Health Care System?, The American Journal of Bioethics, 2011: 11(7), 16-18.
“Standards, Norms and Guidelines for Permissible Withdrawal of Life Support from Seriously Compromised Newborns,“ The American Journal of Bioethics, 2011:11(2):33-34.
With MD Schreiber, Moreland, MP. “Ethical and Legal Issues in Assisted Ventilation,” in Goldsmith JP, Karotkin EH and Siede, BL (ed.) Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate (5th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier/Saunders 2011:94-106.
With P Angelos and MD Schreiber, “Does compassion for a family justify providing futile CPR?” Journal of Perinatology, 2010; 30:770-772.
With M. Patrick Moore Jr, “Commentary: The ‘Ashley Treatment’ Revisited: What Kind of Fire or Whose Feet?” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2010;19:407-416.
With A Chu, P Angelos, et al., “What do you tell the family who asks, ‘What went wrong?’ The truth and nothing but the truth,” Journal of Perinatology, 2010 30:513-516.
“Autonomy Does Not Confer Sovereignty on the Patient: A Commentary on the Golubchuk Case,” The American Journal of Bioethics, 2010 10(3):54-74.
“Ethical and Legal Issues in Intensive Care,” in Richard S. Irwin and James M. Rippe (eds.), Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010, 989-996.
With B Cummings, M Moreland and N Noviski, “Circulator Arrest in an Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Is the Use of Cardiac Compression Permissible?” Journal of Internal Care Medicine, 2009 24(6), 389-392.
“Why Involve Physicians in Assisted Suicide?” American Journal of Bioethics 9(3): March 2009, 32-34.
“A Historical Analysis of Role and Meaning of Conscience,” President’s Council on Bioethics, Washington, DC, 2008:1-14. Accessed Oct. 25, 2008.
With Jag Ahluwalia, Christoph Lees, “Decisions for Life Made in the Perinatal Period: Who Decides and on Which Standards?” Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2008 Sep;93(5):F332-5.
“Ethical Issues in Resuscitation of Infants at the Margins of Viability,” Practical Bioethics 3(4): March 2008, 10-11.