Jamie Lindemann Nelson

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Jamie Lindemann Nelson is a philosophy professor and bioethicist currently teaching at Michigan State University. Nelson earned her doctorate in philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980 and taught at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and St. John's University before moving to Michigan State University.[1] In addition, Nelson was an Associate for Ethical Studies at The Hastings Center from 1990–95 and is both a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and a Fellow of the Hastings Center. Nelson currently teaches courses on biomedical ethics, ethical theory, moral psychology, feminist theory, and philosophy of language.

Contributions to philosophy[edit]

Nelson's work primarily focuses on biomedical ethics, ethical theory, moral psychology, feminist theory, applied philosophy, and philosophy of language.[2] In addition to numerous publications, Nelson edited both Rationing Sanity: Ethical Issues in Managed Mental Health Care[3] and Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care with Hilde Lindemann Nelson.[4] In addition, Nelson is the editor for the Rowman and Littlefield series entitled Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities, the co-editor, with Hilde Lindemann Nelson, for the Reflective Bioethics series published by Routledge, and the editor of the Journal of Clinical Ethics Special Section on Families and Bioethics.[5]

Professional publications[edit]

Nelson has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry,[6] Metaphilosophy,[7] The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal,[8] Journal of Clinical Ethics,[9] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics,[10] The Hastings Center Report,[11] and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.[12]

Her books include Hippocrates’ Maze: Ethical Explorations of the Medical Labyrinth,[13] Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families,[14] and The Patient in the Family.[15] In addition, as remarked above, Nelson has also edited five collections including Rationing Sanity: Ethical Issues in Managed Mental Health Care,[16] Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care[17] and the book series Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities.[18]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

In addition to being named a Hastings Center Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Nelson also received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to conduct a Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers entitled “Bioethics in Particular.”[19] In addition, Nelson won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Department of Philosophy at The University of Tennessee and the Senior Research and Creative Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was also awarded a Greenwall Foundation Grant for a research project on ethical issues in family caregiving for people suffering from progressive dementias and a Joint National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health Grant for a research program on ethical issues in “exemplary” medical research.”[20]

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie; Lindemann Nelson, Hilde (1995). The patient in the family. New York: Routledge. 
  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie; Lindemann Nelson, Hilde (1996). Alzheimer's: answers to hard questions for families. New York: Doubleday. 
  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie; Lindemann Nelson, Hilde (1999). Meaning and medicine: a reader in the philosophy of health care. New York: Routledge. 
  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (2003). Hippocrates’ maze: ethical explorations of the medical labyrinth. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. 
  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (2003). Rationing sanity: ethical issues in managed mental health care. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (2004), "The social situation of sincerity: Austen's Emma and Lovibond's Ethical Formation", in DesAutels, Peggy; Walker, Margaret Urban, Moral psychology: feminist ethics and social theory, Feminist Constructions, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 83–98, ISBN 9780742534803. 
  • Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (2008), "Exporting childbirth", in DesAutels, Peggy; Whisnant, Rebecca, Global feminist ethics: feminist ethics and social theory, Feminist Constructions, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 3–22, ISBN 9780742559103. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan State University/philosophy/Jamie Lindemann Nelson/CV accessed June 14, (2011)
  2. ^ Michigan State University/philosophy/Jamie Nelson/CV accessed June 6, (2011)
  3. ^ Rationing Sanity: Ethical Issues in Managed Mental Health Care ed Jamie Nelson. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003
  4. ^ Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care ed. Jamie Nelson and Hilde Lindemann Nelson New York: Routledge, 1999.
  5. ^ Journal of Clinical Ethics, Special Section on Families and Bioethics ed. Jamie Nelson (Volume 16, no. 4: 299-354 [2005]).
  6. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Dealing Death and Retrieving Organs,” The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (2009): 285 291.
  7. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Socially Extended Mentation,” Metaphilosophy 40, nos. 3-4 (July, 2009): 462-474
  8. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “The Baronness’s Committee and the President’s Council: Ambitions and Alienation in Public Bioethics,” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 15, no. 3: 251-267 (2005).
  9. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Brain Trauma and Surrogate Decisionmaking: Dogmas, Challenges, and Response,” The Journal of Clinical Ethics 15, no. 4 (Winter, 2004): 264-276 (with Joel Frader).
  10. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Knowledge, Authority and Identity: A Prolegomenon to an Epistemology of the Clinic,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 22, no. 1 (2001): 107-122
  11. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Moral Teachings from Unexpected Quarters,” The Hastings Center Report 30, no. 1 (January–February, 2000): 12-17.
  12. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. “Bioethics as Several Kinds of Writing,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24, no 2 (April 1999): 148-163.
  13. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. Hippocrates’ Maze: Ethical Explorations of the Medical Labyrinth (Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
  14. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie and Lindemann Nelson, Hilde. Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families (New York: Doubleday, 1996)(Paperback edition, 1997; Dutch edition, Alzheimer: Antwoorden op moeilijke vragen van familieleden, Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 1998).
  15. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie and Lindemann Nelson, Hilde. The Patient in the Family (New York: Routledge, 1995)
  16. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. Rationing Sanity: Ethical Issues in Managed Mental Health Care (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003)
  17. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care (New York: Routledge, 1999) (with Hilde Lindemann Nelson).
  18. ^ Lindemann Nelson, Jamie. Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities, a series published by Rowman and Littlefield.
  19. ^ Michigan State University/philosophy/Jamie Nelson/CV accessed June 6, (2011)
  20. ^ Michigan State University/philosophy/Jamie Nelson/CV accessed June 6, (2011)