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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

John J. Paris, S.J.

theology department

John J. Paris, S.J.

Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics

Stokes N335
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-8434
Fax: 617-552-0794


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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., M.A., Social Ethics, University of Southern California
Ph.L., Philosophy, Weston College
B.D., Theology, Boston College
A.M. (T), Government/Ed., Harvard University
B.S., History, Boston College

Research Interests

Legal and medical ethics


Medicine & Ethics Law
Medicine & Public Policy

Recent Publications

“Decision Making for Seriously Compromised Newborns: The Importance of Exploring Cultural Differences and Unintended Consequences” (with AA Penn and M. Patrick Moore), Journal of Perinatology, 2013(33), 505-508.

“Physician counseling, informed consent and parental decision making for infants with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome” (with MP Moore and MD Schreiber), Journal of Perinatology, 2012; 32, 748-751.

“Patenting: European Stem Cell Ruling Is Misleading” (with JB Green, J Bernstein, RM Green, KW Goodman, C Tauer), Nature, 2011(479), 41.

“The Resuscitation of “Slow Codes”: Fraud, Lies, and Deception” (with Michael Patrick Moore), 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.

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