Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Lisa Schwartz

BA (McGill), MA (McGill), PhD (Glasgow)

Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics

McMaster Ethics in Healthcare

Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Associate Member, Department of Philosophy

Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

905.525.9140 x 22987
905.546.5211
schwar@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University
Faculty of Health Sciences
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1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1

Office location: CRL-218

Administrative Assistant: Terry Martens
905.525.9140 x22879
905.546.5211
marten@mcmaster.ca

Academic Interests

Dr Schwartz has a number of research interests in health care ethics and the teaching of ethics in health care education, including global health ethics, research ethics and measurement and effectiveness of ethics education.  She is currently PI on two studies related to Humanitarian Health Care Ethics and Ethics and Military Health Care.

Selected Publications

  1. Schwartz, L.; Sinding, C.; Hunt, M.; Elit, L.; Redwood-Campbell, L.; Adelson, N.; Ranford, J.; De Laat, S.: Ethics in humanitarian aid work: Learning from the narratives of humanitarian health workers; AJOB Primary Research, 2150-7724, Volume 1, Issue 3, 01 July 2010, Pages 45 - 54 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a926409051&fulltext=713240928  
  2. Sinding, C.; Schwartz, L.; Hunt, M.; Elit, L.; Redwood-Campbell, L.; Ranford, J.: "Playing God because you have to": Canadian health professionals' narratives of rationing care in humanitarian and development work; Public Health Ethics; 2010 ; doi: 10.1093/phe/phq015
  3. Goldie J, Schwartz L, McConnachie A, Morrison J. (2002) The impact of three years' ethics teaching, in an integrated medical curriculum, on students' proposed behaviour on meeting ethical dilemmas. Medical Education May; 36(5):489-97
  4. Rogers, Wendy & Schwartz, Lisa (2002) 'Supporting ethical practice in primary care research: strategies for action' British Journal of General Practice December 2002:1007-1011
  5. Richards, Helen & Schwartz, Lisa (2002) 'Ethics of qualitative research: are there special issues for health services research?' Family Practice (2002 April 19(2):135-9)
  6. Schwartz Lisa, Preece Paul, Hendry, Rob (2002) Medical Ethics: a case based approach Harcourt Brace
  7. Schwartz Lisa (2002) Is there an advocate in the house: the role of health care professionals in patient advocacy. Journal of Medical Ethics (February 2002 28: 37-40)

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