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Elisabeth Gedge, Ph.D. (Calgary)

Associate Professor
Email: gedge@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x.23459
Office: University Hall 303

Research interests:

Feminist Bioethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion.

Recent book chapters:

  • “Genetics, Symbolic Harm and Disability”, Social Studies of Health, Illness and disease: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities, Peter Twohig and Vera Kalitzkus (eds), Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2008: 129-142.
  • “The “Healthy Embryo” and the Symbolic Harm of Testing for Disability” in Nisker, Baylis, Karpin, McLeod & Mykitiuk, The Healthy Embryo, Cambridge University Press, 2010: 233-250.

Recent journal articles:

  • “Decision tools for life support: A review and policy analysis.” Giacomini, M.; Cook, D.; Shaw, R.; Gedge, E.; DeJean, D. Critical Care Medicine 34(3), March 2006: 864-870.
  • “Withholding and withdrawing life support in critical care settings: ethical issues concerning consent”, Gedge E. (lead author), Giacomini M., Cook D. Journal of Medical Ethics 33, 2007: 215-218.

Recent presentations:

  • “Dignity and Equality in Constitutional Jurisprudence”, Queen’s University, February 11, 2010.
  • “Dignity, Vulnerability and Philosophy”, Keynote Presentation, York University Graduate Students Association Conference, York University, April 29, 2010.
  • “Radical Forgiveness and Feminist Theology”, 3rd Global Conference – Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries, Mansfield College, Oxford, July 13, 2010.