Much of the work in bioethics has focused on ethical issues about research, clinical decisions, and the use of new technology. Too little work has focused on the social conditions, structures, and policies that have a profound effect on people's health. In his work, Dr. Dwyer tries to correct this imbalance. He examines issues of socialjustice, moral responsibility, and responsiveness -- at the local, national, and global level.
Dwyer J. Teaching global health ethics. In Global Health Ethics, edited by S Benatar and G. Brock (Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2011): 319-28.
Dwyer J. How to connect bioethics and environmental ethics: health, sustainability, and justice. Bioethics. 2009;23(9):497-502.
Dwyer J. When the discharge plan is deportation: immigrants, hospitals, and social responsibility. Bioethics. 2009;23(3):ii-iv.
Dwyer J. The century of biology: three views. Sustainability Science. 2008;3(2):283-285.
Dwyer J, Tsai D. Developing the duty to treat: HIV, SARS, and the next epidemic. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2008;34:7-10.
Dwyer J. What's wrong with the global migration of health care professionals? Individual rights and international justice. Hastings Center Report. 2007;37(5):36-43.
Dwyer J. Case study: what should the dean do? Hastings Center Report. 2006;36(4):14-16.
Dwyer J. Global health and justice. Bioethics. 2005;83:875-876.
Dwyer J. Illegal immigrants, health care, and social responsibility. Hastings Center Report. 2004;34(1):34-41.
Dwyer J. Part of my liver. Transplantation. 2003;76:1266-1267.
Dwyer J. Primum non tacere: an ethics of speaking up. Hastings Center Report. 1994;24(1):13-18.