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Researcher: Ashby, M (Professor Michael Ashby)

Fields of Research

Health services and systems
Aged care nursing
Aged health care
Nephrology and urology
Medical ethics
Clinical sciences
Residential client care
Sub-acute care
Mental health services

Research Objectives

Palliative care
Clinical health
Evaluation of health and support services
Social ethics
Preventive medicine
Mental health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Provision of health and support services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Neonatal and child health
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'As Flies to Wanton Boys': Dilemmas and Dodging in the Field of Nonhuman Animal Ethics; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
'Speak What We Feel, Not What We Ought to Say': Moral Distress and Bioethics; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Advance care planning: Lessons from a study of Tasmanian enduring guardianship forms; Medical Journal of Australia
Caring for dying patients is not about prolonging life at all costs; British Medical Journal
Death's Dominion: An Appreciation of Ronald Dworkin (1931-2013); Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Developing tools for knowledge translation; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Aging well together: Regional perspectives
Eating People Is Wrong ... or How We Decide Morally What to Eat; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Editorial; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Editorial; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Family carers: ethical and legal issues; Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals
From Personal Misfortune to Public Liability: The Ethics, Limits, and Politics of Public Health Saving Ourselves from Ourselves; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Palliative care, double effect and the law in Australia; Internal Medicine Journal
Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study; BMCNephrology
Psychosocial factors in chronic kidney disease: 2 year follow-up of pilot participants; ANZSN 50th Annual Scientific Meeting
Public anxiety and health policy: A psychodynamic perspective; Social Theory & Health
Questions and answers on the Belgian model of integral end-of-life care: experiment? Prototype?; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
The futility of Futility: death causation is the 'elephant in the room' in discussions about limitation of medical treatment; Journal of Bioethical Enquiry
Unconscious dying: the lightly tilled soil of palliative care and psychodynamics; Mortality

Research Projects

Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia; Department of Health and Aged Care (DHA)
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning; Department of Health and Aged Care (DHA)
The psychosocial determinants of treatment pathways, clinical outcomes and costs in Tasmanians with advanced chronic kidney disease.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Michael Ashby - Discretionary Account

Research Candidate Supervision

Ambulance Involvement in the Treatment of Palliative Care Clients Within the Rural Areas of Tasmania.
The Educational and Ethical Management of Choking in Dysphagia Care