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Jordan A. Parsons

PhD Candidate, University of Bristol

Jordan is a PhD candidate at Bristol Medical School, where his work is at the intersection of bioethics, medical law, and health policy. His PhD is supported by the Wellcome Trust and explores decisions made with, for, and on behalf of cognitively impaired adults with kidney failure - particularly in relation to the choice between dialysis and conservative kidney management. Jordan is also the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the ELSIN (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Nephrology) Research Group.

Beyond his PhD, Jordan also writes extensively on abortion law and policy, with a particular focus on the use of telemedicine in care pathways. His co-authored book on this - Early Medical Abortion, Equality of Access, and the Telemedical Imperative - will be published by Oxford University Press in September 2021.

Jordan's other research interests include sexual and reproductive health, organ transplantation law and policy, genetic privacy, theory in public policy, and empirical bioethics methodology.

Experience

  • –present
    Postgraduate Research Student, University of Bristol

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Bristol, MSc(R) Population Health Sciences - Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • 2017 
    Yale University, Certificate in Bioethics
  • 2017 
    Durham University, BA (Hons) Politics

Publications

  • 2021
    Defining the Value of Medical Interventions: Interdisciplinary Analyses, Kohlhammer
  • 2021
    Dialysis decisions concerning cognitively impaired adults: a scoping literature review, BMC Medical Ethics
  • 2021
    Deemed consent for organ donation: a comparison of the English and Scottish approaches, Journal of Law and the Biosciences
  • 2021
    The telemedical imperative, Bioethics
  • 2021
    Early Medical Abortion, Equality of Access, and the Telemedical Imperative, Oxford University Press
  • 2021
    2020 developments in the provision of early medical abortion by telemedicine in the UK, Health Policy
  • 2021
    Ethical duties of nephrologists: when patients are nonadherent to treatment, Seminars in Nephrology
  • 2020
    Best interests v resource allocation: could COVID-19 cloud decision-making for the cognitively impaired?, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
    PrEP in prisons: HIV prevention in incarcerated populations, International Journal of Prisoner Health
  • 2020
    Legal and policy responses to the delivery of abortion care during COVID-19, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • 2020
    From proband to provider: is there an obligation to inform genetic relatives of actionable risks discovered through direct-to-consumer genetic testing?, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
    Ethics of kidney care in the era of COVID-19, Kidney International
  • 2020
    A global pandemic is not a good time to introduce "opt-out" for organ donation, Medical Law International
  • 2020
    A call for dialysis-specific resource allocation guidelines during COVID-19, American Journal of Bioethics
  • 2020
    2017-19 governmental decisions to allow home use of misoprostol for early medical abortion in the UK, Health Policy
  • 2020
    COVID-19 and reproductive justice in Great Britain and the United States: ensuring access to abortion care during a global pandemic, Journal of Law and the Biosciences
  • 2018
    England's Abortion Law Catches Up, The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum
  • 2018
    Ensuring appropriate assessment of deemed consent in Wales, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2018
    Welsh 2013 deemed consent legislation falls short of expectations, Health Policy

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Medical Ethics
  • Society for Applied Philosophy
  • International Society of Nephrology