1998 - Deborah S. Cummins, MA, PhD

Deborah Cummins, PhDAdvisor: 

William J. Winslade, J.D., Ph.D.

Dissertation Title:

A Critical Examination of the Practice of Health Care Ethics Consultation

Current Position and Address:

Director of Research and Scientific Affairs
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
phone: 847-823-7186
fax: 847-823-7186
email: dscummins@fvi.net
web:  http://www.aaos.org/about/staffdir.asp

Dr. Cummins also holds the following appointment:
Adjunct Professor
Dept.of Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

SELECTED ARTICLES (PEER REVIEWED)

Cummins DS and Winslade W. A Case Discussion: What to do when a patient's goals are non- medical, HEC Forum, Nov. 1994, vol.6, no.6, 390-396.

Cummins DS. Heart Transplants. Vol. 3, 536-537, The New Handbook of Texas, Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

Cummins DS. Bioethics on the Internet. Hastings Center Report. Jul-Aug 1997; 27(4): 46.

Cummins DS. Heart Transplants. The Handbook of Texas Online. 1998.

Wynia MK, Cummins DS, VanGeest JB, Wilson IB. Physician manipulation of reimbursement rules for patients: Between a rock and a hard place. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Apr. 12 2000; 283(14): 1858-1865.

Schlesinger M, Wynia M, and Cummins DS. Some distinctive features of managed care on psychiatry. Harvard Review of Psychiatry Nov. 2000; 8 (5):216-230.

VanGeest JB, Wynia MK, Cummins DS and Wilson IB. Effects of different monetary incentives on the return rate of a national mail survey of physicians. Medical Care Feb. 2001; 39(2): 197-201

Wynia MK, Coughlin SS, Alpert S, Cummins DS and Emanuel LL. Shared expectations for the protection of identifiable health care information: report of a national consensus process. Journal of General Internal Medicine Feb. 2001; 16:100-111.

VanGeest JB, Wynia MK, Cummins DS and Wilson IB. Measuring deception: test-retest reliability of physicians' self-reported manipulation of reimbursement rules for patients. Medical Care Research and Review. June 2002; 59(2):184-196)

Cummins DS. Professional status of bioethics consultation. Theoretical Medicine. 2002; 23: 19-43.

Cummins DS and Sokol P. A needs assessment for patient safety education: focusing on the nursing perspective. Nursing Economics; Sept-Oct 2002; 20; 5:245-248.

BOOKS

Deborah Cummins, "International Research Ethics," chapter six in Global Healthcare Issues and Policies, Jones and Bartlett Publishers: Boston, MA; 2007.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS (GSBS)

1997 - Ransom Dissertation Award

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

William J. Winslade, J.D., Ph.D. (CHAIR)
Barbara Thompson, M.D.
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
Ronald A. Carson, Ph.D.
Ellen S. More, Ph.D.
Ernest S. Barratt, Ph.D.
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