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

Making sense of melancholy: sub-categorisation and the perceived risk of future depression

/ 2012 | Health, Risk & Society, 14 (2): 171-189. / By Tamara Kayali Browne and Furhan Iqbal /   This paper investigates the relationship between an individual’s experience of depression and her conceptualisation of its role in her life and sense of identity. Based on a mixed methods study involving interviews with 37 women diagnosed with unipolar […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / February 14, 2012 /In Refereed Journal Articles