Refereed Journal Articles

Relational Autonomy: Addressing the Vulnerabilities of Women in a Global Pandemic

/ 2022 | Lilith: A Feminist History / By Petra Brown and Tamara Kayali Browne / Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s vulnerabilities because Western neoliberal societies expect, support and celebrate individuals who embody and exercise an individualistic view of autonomy. In reality, however, many people, especially women, operate on a relational view of autonomy that mostly […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / May 4, 2023 /In Refereed Journal Articles

How should we understand family-centred care?

/ 18 January 2018 | Journal of Child Health Care / By Suzanne Uniacke, Tamara Kayali Browne, Linda Shields /   What is family-centred care of a hospitalized child? A critical understanding of the concept of family-centred care is necessary if this widely preferred model is to be differentiated from other health care ideals and properly evaluated as appropriate to […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / January 12, 2018 /In Refereed Journal Articles

Why parents should not be told the sex of their fetus

/ 2017 |Journal of Medical Ethics, 43 (1): 5-10 /  By Tamara Kayali Browne /    A new technique called non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been developed, which can detect a range of genetic and chromosomal diseases, as well as fetal sex earlier, more easily and more reliably. NIPT, therefore, potentially expands the market for sex determination and sex selective abortion. […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / March 25, 2017 /In Refereed Journal Articles

A relational approach to genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

/ 2017 | Journal of Genetic Counseling, 26 (2): 283-299 / By Rowan Forbes Shepherd, Tamara Kayali Browne, Linda Warwick /   Ethical issues arise for genetic counselors when a client fails to disclose their genetic diagnoses of hereditary disease to family: they must consider the rights of the individual client to privacy and confidentiality as […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / January 14, 2017 /In Refereed Journal Articles

Is premenstrual dysphoric disorder really a disorder?

/ 2015 | Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12 (2): 313-330 / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) was recently moved to a full category in the DSM-5 (the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). It also appears set for inclusion as a separate disorder in the ICD-11 (the upcoming edition of the […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / March 21, 2015 /In Refereed Journal Articles

Depression as unhomelike being-in-the-world? Phenomenology’s challenge to our understanding of illness

/ 2013 | Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 16 (1): 31-39 / By Tamara Kayali Browne and Furhan Iqbal /   Fredrik Svenaeus has applied Heidegger’s concept of ‘being-in-the-world’ to health and illness. Health, Svenaeus contends, is a state of ‘homelike being-in-the-world’ characterised by being ‘balanced’ and ‘in-tune’ with the world. Illness, on the other hand, is a […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / May 14, 2013 /In Refereed Journal Articles