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


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.


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


1997 - Ransom Dissertation Award


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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