Mary Varney Rorty









Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatrics: Cases and Commentaries
(Editor, with L.Frankel, W. Silverman and A. Goldworth) Cambridge University Press. 2005. [1] [2]

Organization Ethics in Health Care
(with E. Spencer, A. Mills and P. Werhane) Oxford University Press, 2000. [3]

Treatise of Critical Reason
Hans Albert. (translation) Princeton University Press, 1984. [4]



"Rules for the Human Zoo: a response to the Letter on Humanism"
(by R. Sloterdijk, trans. by M. Rorty)
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 27(1), 12-28, 2009. [5]

"Institutional Practices, Ethics and the Medical Professional" (with A. Mills and P. Werhane)
Blackwell Companion to Medical Ethics
Rhodes, Frances, and Silvers (eds), 180-197, 2007

"Organizational Moral Distress" (with A. Mills and P. Werhane)
The Encyclopedia of Business, Ethics, and Society, R. Kolb (ed)
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 4: 1550-1552, 2007

"Business Practices, Ethical Principles and Professionalism" (forthcoming) (with Mills )
Organizational Ethics 2

"Rationing Nutrition and Information" (case study, in Frankel, Silverman, Goldworth & Rorty, 2005)

"The Rashomon Effect and Organization Ethics" HEC Forum16(2) 2004, 75-94.

"Organization Ethics as a Vehicle for Organizational Change" (with Ann Mills and Patricia Werhane)
Organizational Ethics 1(1), 21-31 2004

"Complexity and the Role of Ethics in Health Care" (with Ann Mills and Patricia Werhane)
Emergence 5(3) 2003, 6-21.

"Stakeholder Expectations in Practice-Based Medicine" (with Ann Mills and Patricia Werhane)
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 23 2003, S19-26.

"Total Quality Management and the Vanishing Patient"(with Ann Mills)
Business Ethics Quarterly 12/(4) 481-504, 2002.

"Introduction to Organization Issues in Clinical Ethics" in Mills, Spencer and Werhane, eds.
Developing Organization Ethics in Healthcare: A Case-Based Approach to Policy, Practice and Compliance, (Hagerstown: University Publishing Group, 2001), 49-54.

"Key Points for Developing an International Declaration on Nursing, Human Rights, Human Genetics and Public Health Policy" (with Gwen Anderson).
Nursing Ethics 8(3), 2001, 246-258.

"Feminism and Genetic Nursing: Globalizing Transdisciplinary Teams"
in Tong, ed., Globalizing Feminist Bioethics (Boulder: Westview Press, 2001)

"Organization Ethics in Healthcare: Guest Editorial" (with Patricia Werhane)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9(2) (2000) 145-6.

"Nursing and Genetics: A Feminist Critique Moves Us Towards Transdisciplinary Teams" (with G. Anderson and R. Momsen),
Nursing Ethics 7v(3) , 2000, 191-204.

"Ethics and Economics in Healthcare: The Role of Organization Ethics."
HEC Forum 12/(1) 2000, 57-68.

"Personal Identity, Advance Directives, and Genetic Testing for Alzheimer Disease," (with H. Klepper)
Genetic Testing 3 (1) 1999, 99-106.

"Feminism and Elective Fetal Reduction"
In: A. Donchin and L. Purdy, eds., Embodying Bioethics: Recent Feminist Advances. Lantham Md: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999, 159-176.

"Parental Rights At the Birth of a Near-viable Infant: Conflicting Perspectives" (with J. Pinkerton, J. Finnerty, P. Lombardo et al) Am J Obstet Gynecol 177 (1997): 283-290.

"Elective Fetal Reduction: The Ultimate Elective Surgery" (with J. Pinkerton)
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy 13 (1996):53-77. (reprinted in Frontiers of Bioethics, Ed. Franklin Miller, University Press of America, 2000)

"Feminism and Clinical Ethics"
in Proceedings of XIX World Congress of Philosophy



"Special Report: Women in Philosophy"
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association _60_, 1987.

"Report on Concurrent Bioethics Meeting" (with H B Holmes)
in Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics _2_ (2) (1995)

Review: C. Daniels, _Women at Risk_
in Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics _2_ (1) 1994

"Justice in Health Care"
in Bioethics Matters _4_(1) 1995

"Report on SBC Meeting"
in Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Jan 1996.

Review: Glaser & Hamel, ed., Three Realms of Managed Care in Orthopedics Newsletter, Sept. 1998

"Report on FAB in London"
in Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Newsletter Dec. 2000

Review: R.Hall, Introduction to Health Care Organizational Ethics,
in Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Newsletter 10 (1) 14-5, May 2002

Review: J. Habermas, The Future of Human Nature.
In the Notre Dame Philosophical Review, 2003.12.02


Work in Progress:

"Moral Distress: Removing Institutional Impediments" (with A. Hamrick)

"Quality in Health Care Organizations" (with Mills and Werhane)

"Managerial Revolution in American Medicine"

"For Love of the Game: Peter Sloterdijk and Public Controversies in Bioethics" (with N. Paul)


Recent Papers and Presentations:

"Organizational Moral Distress" Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cleveland

"Habermas and Our Human Future," Stanford, April 9
"Mormons and Genetics," Sunstone Conference, San Francisco, April 19

"Six Sigma and Health Care Values," APPE, March 2002
" Ethics and Discharge Planning," LPCH Ethics Conference, July 19
"The Impact of Organizations on Ethics Practice," Stanford, July 31.
"Health Care Organizational Ethics: The state of the art in the United States." Essen, Germany, September 2002

"Cosmetic Genetics and the Federal Trough,"
Stanford University conference, "Genetic Shopping," Oct. 25
"The Next Step: From Clinical to Organization Ethics," Stanford University Ethics Rounds, March 1.
"TQM and the Vanishing Patient" (with Ann Mills) University of California at Davis, February

"In Search of Common Ground: An Ethics for the New Medicine" ASBH Salt Lake City, October 2000
"From Clinical Ethics to Organization Ethics," Utah Consortium of Ethics Committees, October 2000
"For the Love of the Game: Peter Sloterdijk and Public Controversies in Bioethics"
(with Norbert Paul), International Association of Bioethics, London, September 2000
"Forgoing Medically Administered Nutrition and Fluids: When is it Ethical?",
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Ethics Rounds, April 7, 2000

Response to George Khushf, ASBH, Philadelphia, October 1999
"Ethics and Economics in Health Care Reform" American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, June 1999

"Ethical Climate in the HCO: Business Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Professional Ethics."
Developing Hospital Ethics Programs, UVA, March 1998

"The Rashomon Effect and Organization Ethics" APPE, November, Dallas, TX, 1997
"Feminism and Disability Activism",
Stanford University Institute for Research on Women and Gender, March, 1997

"Feminism and Fetal Reduction",
International Association for Bioethics, San Francisco, November 1996

"Ethical Challenges: Withdrawal of Support v. Euthanasia." (panel)
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Williamsburg VA

"Legal Implications of HIV Infection" (presentation)
Central Virginia HIV Resource Center, August, October, November 1995

"Divided we Fall: Maternal - Fetal Relations" (presentation)
Ethics in Health Care Institutions, August, October 1995

"When Abortion was Illegal" (panel)
UVA Law School, 1995

"Introduction to Bioethics"
UVA Academic Enhancement Program