Publications: Disability, Rehabilitation & Continuing Care

Anstey, Kyle

  1. Anstey KW. A Critique of Arguments Supporting Disability Avoidance. Disability & Society (Forthcoming).
  2. Anstey KW, Wagner F. Community Health Care. In Singer, P.A and A.M. Vines, Eds. The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics. London: Cambridge University Press; 2008. web link
  3. Anstey KW. (2002). Are attempts to have impaired children justifiable? J Med Ethics, 28(5):286-8.
  4. Anstey KW. (2002). Sex selection and disability avoidance: is their opposed treatment conceptually consistent? Monash Bioeth Rev, 21(1):10-28.
  5. Anstey, K. W. Prenatal Testing and Disability: The Need for a Participatory Approach to Research. in Song, SY, Koo, YM & Macer, DRJ. eds. Bioethics in Asia in the 21st Century (Eubios Ethics Institute, 2003: 347-356).

Gibson, Barbara

  1. Durocher E, and Gibson BE (SRA) (2010). Ethical considerations of a discharge planning case study.  Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(1) p.2-7.

  2. Gibson B.E., Darrah J., Cameron D., Hashemi G., Kingsnorth S., Lepage C., Martini R.,  Mandich A., Menna-Dack D. (2009)  Revisiting Therapy Assumptions in Children’s Rehabilitation: Clinical and Research Implications. Disability and Rehabilitation. Volume 31 Issue 17, 1446.

  3. Gibson B.E., Brooks, D., Dematteo, D., King A. (2009) Consumer-directed personal assistance and ‘care’: perspectives of workers and ventilator-users, Disability and Society, 24 (3).

  4. Gibson BE, Zitzelsberger H, McKeever P. (2009) “Futureless” persons: Shifting life expectancies and the vicissitudes of progressive illness, Sociology of Health and Illness, 31 (4).

  5. Saporta, A., Gibson B.E. (SRA), (2007) The ethics of self-referral for profit: a case example of a physician-owned physiotherapy clinic, Physiotherapy Canada. 59(4): 266-271.

  6. Gibson B.E., Young N.L., Upshur, R.E.G, McKeever, P. (2007) Men on the margin: A Bourdieusian examination of living into adulthood with muscular dystrophy, Social Science and Medicine. 65: 505–517.

  7. Gibson B.E., Upshur, R.E.G, Young N.L., McKeever, P. (2007) Disability, technology and place: social and ethical implications of long-term dependency on medical devices, Ethics, Place & Environment. 10(1): 7-28.

  8. Gibson B.E. (2006) Disability, connectivity and transgressing the autonomous body. Journal of Medical Humanities. 27:187–196.

  9. Secker B, Goldenberg MJ, Gibson B.E., Wagner F, Parke B, Breslin J, Thompson A, Lear J, Singer PA (2006).  Just regionalisation: Rehabilitating care for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. BMC Medical Ethics, 7:9.

  10. Gibson, B.E. (2001) Long Term Ventilation for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Physicians Beliefs and Practices. Chest 119: 940-946.

Henry, Blair

  1. Henry B, Scales D. Ethical challenges in conducting research on patients with life-threatening illness at the end of life. Accountability in Research 2011 (Accepted for publication-revisions in progress) (CA)

  2. Henry B, Lin YJ, Callum J. ‘Tweaking’ potential research participants to meet clinical trial eligibility criteria: ethical concerns and scientific implications. Clinical Investigations Feb 2011 1(2) pgs 181-185. (CA)
  3. Henry B, Librach L, Cellarius V, Oneschuk D, Dean M. “To Sleep Until Death” Letter to the editors based on Jeffery Berger’s article “Rethinking Guidelines for the use of palliative sedation” Hasting Centre Report 41(1) January-February 2011 pgs 4-5. (CA)
  4. Henry B. Canadian Palliative Sedation Therapy Guidelines: Moving Forward. Canadian Bioethics Society Newsletter, Vol 14, No 2 January 2010, pages 12 to 14. (SRA)
  5. Henry B. Defining a good death: euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide redefined. Scrub-In 5 (1) January 2010. (SRA)
  6. Cellarius V. Henry B. Justifying Different Levels of Palliative Sedation - Letters to the Editor.  Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol 152, No 5, March 2, 2010. Pg 332. (CA)
  7. Henry B. Running care team meetings: A primer. Hot Spots. Volume 12, Issue 2, May 2010. Pgs 1-3. (SRA)
  8. Oneschuk D, Cellarius V, Librach L, Henry B, Dean M. “Re: Euthanasia hearings spark questions over Criminal Code, September 7, 2010” National Post Letter to the Editor, September 13, 2010. (CA)
  9. Callum J, Henry B, and Lin Y. Transfusion for Protocol Eligibility. Letter to the Editor, NEJM 363;17 October  21, 2010  pg 1681-82. (CA)
  10. Bean S, Henry B, et al. Enhancing Research Ethics Decision-Making: An REB Decision Bank. IRB: Ethics and Human Research. Nov-Dec 2010: 31(6); 9-12. (Peer reviewed, CA)
  11. Henry B. De Moto Sanquinas (on the movement of blood)-ethics across the spectrum of transfusion Hot Spot (Volume 11 No. 1 Feb 2009) (SRA)
  12. Henry B. Advanced directives or advanced troubles? Hot Spot, Vol 10, Issue 2, May 2008 pg. 3 (SRA)
  13. Van Lethem M, Henry B. Research Ethics Consultations - A Canadian Perspective American Journal of Bioethics March 2008 8(3) 35-37. (CA)
  14. Henry B, Galbraith J. Care Giving at Home (monogram: Toronto: Trinity Home Hospice, 2003) 67 pgs.
  15. Henry B. An ethical, legal and theological analysis of the sterilization of females lacking decision-making capacity (2003) Thesis written in completion of the MTS Program at the University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. (SRA)
  16. Henry B. A Community of Caring: The value of nurturing informal support teams (Spring 2003) Rehab & Community Care Management 12:1 at 12-14. (SRA)
  17. Henry B. "Ethics for Home Hospice Volunteers” in A Training Manual for Group Facilitators (monogram: Toronto: Trinity Home Hospice, 1997) 25 pgs. (SRA)
  18. Henry B. "The many faces of time” Palliative Care: A Collection of Essays (monogram: Toronto: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Palliative Care Program, 1995) at 1-7.  (SRA)

Nixon, Stephanie

  1. Nixon S, Veenstra N. Chapter: Maintaining and Developing Health Systems to Sustain HAART. In: JG Bartlett, JA Lange, AW Whiteside, JM Zuniga (Eds). A Decade of HAART: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions. Oxford University Press. [In press].
  2. Nixon S, Ngcobo N. (2007). Review of 'Ethics and AIDS in Africa: The Challenge to Our Thinking' by Anton A. van Niekerk and Loretta M. Kopelman (Eds). Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 2:1.
  3. Nixon SA, Baetz J. (2007). Review of ‘Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures’ by Vincent Lam. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 2:14.
  4. Nixon S. (2006). Critical public health ethics and Canada's role in global health. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 97(1):32-34.
  5. Mills E, Nixon S, Singh S, Dolma S, Nayyar A, Kapoor S. (2006). Enrolling Women into HIV Preventive Vaccine Trials: An Ethical Imperative but a Logistical Challenge. PLoS Med, 3(3): e94.
  6. Nixon S, Upshur R, Robertson A, Benatar A, Thompson A, Daar A. (2005). Chapter: Public Health Ethics. In: Bailey T, Caulfield T, Reis NM (Eds). Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy. Lexis Nexis Canada.
  7. Nixon S, O'Brien K, Glazier RH, Tynan AM. (2005). Aerobic exercise interventions for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, Apr 18;(2):CD001796.
  8. Rusch M, Nixon S, Schilder A, Braitstein P, Chan K, Hogg RS. (2004). Prevalence of activity limitation among persons living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 95(6):437-440.
  9. Rusch M, Nixon S, Schilder A, Braitstein P, Chan K, Hogg RS. (2004). Impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions: Prevalence and associations among persons living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Sept 06 2(1):46. * Nixon S, Renwick R. (2003). Catch-22: The experience of contemplating returning to work for people living with HIV. Qualitative Health Research, 13(9):1272-90.

Secker, Barbara


  1. Secker B. 2006. Goldenberg MJ, Gibson BE, Wagner F, Parke B, Breslin J, Thompson A, Lear JR, Singer PA. Just regionalisation: Rehabilitating care for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. BiomedCentral Medical Ethics 7:9.
  2. Secker, B. 2002. “The Appearance of Kant's Deontology in Contemporary Kantianism: Concepts of Patient Autonomy in Bioethics," Reprinted in Applied Ethics: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, edited by Ruth Chadwick and Doris Schroeder (London: Routledge), pp. 117-139.
  3. Secker, B. "Labelling Patient (In)competence: A Feminist Analysis of Medico-Legal Discourse," Journal of Social Philosophy: Summer 1999: pp. 295-314.
  4. Secker, B. "The Appearance of Kant's Deontology in Contemporary Kantianism: Concepts of Patient Autonomy in Bioethics," The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24(1), February 1999: pp. 43-66.


  1. Secker, B. Frank Wagner, Maya Goldenberg, Barbara Gibson, Bob Parke, Jonathan Breslin, Alison Thompson, Jonathan Lear and Peter A. Singer. 2005. Ethics of LHINs: Implications for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (white paper), Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto.