Stuart Finder, PhD

Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Medical Affairs
Phone:(310) 423-9636
Fax:(310) 423-9638

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Surgery
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

Editorial Board member - ICU DirectorCurrent
American Philosophical Association1987
Society for Health and Human Values1990 - 1997
Society for Bioethics Consultation1993 - 1997
Canadian Bioethics Society1996
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities1998

Research Focus

The moral dynamics of clinical context, ethical considerations associated with clinical ethics consultation practice, ethical dimensions of "doing" biomedical research (both lab- and clinic-based), the interplay of moral experience and responsibility within the context of clinical judgment.

Selected Publications

  1. Schwarz ER, Philip KJ, Simsir SA, Czer L, Trento A, Finder SG, Cleenewerck LA: Maximal care considerations when treating patients with end-stage heart failure: ethical and procedural quandaries in management of the very sick. J Relig Health, 50(4): 872-9, 2011
  2. Gill CE, Allen LA, Konrad PE, Davis TL, Bliton MJ, Finder SG, Tramontana MG, Kao CC, Remple MS, Bradenham CH, Charles PD: Deep brain stimulation for early-stage Parkinson's disease: an illustrative case. Neuromodulation, 14(6): 515-21; discussion 521-2, 2011
  3. Finder SG, Bliton MJ: Responsibility after the apparent end: 'following-up' in clinical ethics consultation. Bioethics, 25(7): 413-24, 2011
  4. Finder SG: Is consent necessary for ethics consultation?. Camb Q Healthc Ethics, 18(4): 384-96
  5. Salomon RM, Blackford JU, Rosenbloom ST, Seidel S, Clayton EW, Dilts DM, Finder SG: Openness of patients' reporting with use of electronic records: psychiatric clinicians' views. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 17(1): 54-60
  6. Finder SG: Even stranger still: moral experience as a significant focus for research ethics consultation. The American journal of bioethics : AJOB, 8(3): 22-3; discussion W4-6, 2008