Member Research Projects

The Fellowship invites its members to share with visitors to this site their intellectual interests and work. Below you will find some of the work of our members listed in alphabetical order by author's last name. Those projects are also randomly displayed on our home page. To add your project, access the Research tab in your Member's profile page.

Title Author Brief Description

A Day in the Life

Mr. Robert Baeten

Day in the life of a critical care PA View

Shifting the Paradigm towards Advanced Practice Providers managing the Coronary Care Units

Mr. Robert Baeten

Baeten @ SCAI

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Ambulation with Femoral IABP-It can be done!

Mr. Robert Baeten

Baeten co-author ambulation IABP

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A Catholic Philosophy of Education: The Church and Two Philosophers

Rev. Dr. Mario O. D'Souza, CSB

Mario O. D'Souza

A Catholic Philsoophy of Education: The Church and Two Philosophers

Monteral & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016

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Fatima at a Hundred Years: God's Mother Speaks a Crucial Message Then and Now

Dr. Alfred Hanley

This book demonstrates how compellingly relevant God’s Mother’s prophetic words remain even a century later - about the grave need for repentance, sacrifice and prayer, and devotion to

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Rate variation during molecular evolution: creationism and the cytochrome c molecular clock

Dr. James Robert Hofmann

Published on-line inEvolution Education and Outreach

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Technological Aspects of a Pro-Life Bibliography

Dr. Jeff James Koloze

This paper will summarize not only the research, but also technical aspects in constructing an Internet pro-life bibliography.  The paper implements research presented at the University Faculty for Life conference at the University of San Francisco in 2013.

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Right-to-Life Issues in Contemporary Bioethics Fiction

Dr. Jeff James Koloze

This study reviews literary works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries which concern bioethical aspects involving the foundations of the right-to-life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.  After considering definitions of “bioethics” from various sources, the paper derives three general principles from the literary works and examines how each of these principles is depicted.  Finally, the research highlights fictional works which include ethical standards developed by religious sources, filling the ethical void created by most bioethics fiction.

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Right-to-Life Issues in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Literature

Dr. Jeff James Koloze

This study examines a rarely explored area of pro-life concern, the impact of the gay and lesbian movement on the life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.

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Why Partial-Birth Abortion Bans Are Needed in the States: A Moral Perspective

Joe Kral

This brief article goes beyond my previous article that appeared in Truth and Charity Forum, "The Moral Case for States to Pass Partial-Birth Abortion Bans". This brief article, which appears in Sebastian's Point, details how partial birth abortion also perverts the natural act of birth. You may view the article here: 

https://www.societyofstsebastian.org/sebastian-s-point

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International Society for Political Psychology Annual Meeting/Paper presentation

Dr. Denis C. Larrivee

Title of paper: Neuroscience and neuromodulation of free will: The case for personalistic agency in politics and ideology.

Authors: Denis Larrivee, PhD Diocese of Charleston, SC USA. Adriana Gini, MD San Camillo Forlanini Medical Center, Rome, ITALY

Section: Neuroscience and Political Psychology.

Topic: This paper discusses current neuroscience discoveries in light of the impact of neuromodulation proposals on political liberty.

 

 

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Brain Computer Interfacing, Retrofitted Exoskeletons, and Body Schema: Retrieving the Self in a Malleable Body Image

Dr. Denis C. Larrivee

This work presents ethical concerns related to modulation of neural self circuitry. Conference: Neuroethics Network, 2016. Venue: ICM Hopital Pitie Salpitriere, Paris, FRANCE.

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The Medium or the Message: Neuroethics and the Perceptual Influence of Information Use

Dr. Denis C. Larrivee

This work explores some modern metaphysical conceptions on neuroethical issues. Conference: Neuroethics Network2016. Venue: ICM Hopital Pitie Salpitriere, Paris, FRANCE.

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Brain Failure and Somatic Integration: The Body Image and the Shifting Neural Paradigm

Dr. Denis C. Larrivee

This paper proposes an ontological philosophy of science model for death determinations. Conference: Critical Juncture2016. Venue: Emory U, Atlanta USA.

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Metaphysics, Anthropology, the Virtues, and the Christian Physician

Ms. Louise A. Mitchell

Ph.D. dissertation: in progress

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Major Changes in Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Ms. Louise A. Mitchell

This article explores the evolution of Principles of Biomedical Ethics by Tom Beauchamp and James Childress over its seven editions (1979–2013).

http://www.pdcnet.org/pdc/bvdb

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Free to Be Human: Thomas Aquinas’s Discussion of Liberum Arbitrium

Ms. Louise A. Mitchell

Thomas Aquinas’s use of the terms libero, libertas, and liberum arbitrium in the Summa theologiae gives us a wealth of information about free will and freedom.

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Catholic Witness in Health Care: Practicing Medicine in Truth and Love

Ms. Louise A. Mitchell

Edited by John M. Travaline, MD, and Louise A. Mitchell, MA, MTS. Authored by 25 distinguished physicians and scholars.

Catholic health care is about ethics but also "ethos" – not only what we shouldn't do but a vision for what we should do with love. The issues it faces don't just concern academic bioethicists – they concern every faithful Catholic doctor, nurse, practitioner, and even patient. Modern medical practitioners on the ground, day-in, day-out, wrestling with medical moral matters, witnessing what is happening in American medicine today, while also striving to witness to their Catholic faith in living out their medical vocation – these are the primary authors of this unique book, and these are the readers it hopes to serve.

Catholic Witness in Health Care integrates the theoretical presentation of Catholic medical ethics with real life practice. It begins with fundamental elements of Catholic care, touching upon Scripture, moral philosophy, theology, Christian anthropology, and pastoral care. The second part features Catholic clinicians illuminating authentic Catholic medical care in their various medical disciplines: gynecology and reproductive medicine, fertility, pediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, surgery, rehabilitation, psychology, and pharmacy. Part three offers unique perspectives concerning medical education, research, and practice, with an eye toward creating a cultural shift to an authentically Catholic medical ethos.

Readers of this book will learn essential elements upon which the ethics of Catholic medical practice is founded and gain insights into practicing medicine and caring for others in an authentically Catholic way.

https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Witness-Health-Care-Practicing/dp/0813229839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503582378&sr=1-1&keywords=travaline+catholic+witness

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CWR Essay: "Serving the Divorced and Remarried Well"

Mr. Thomas J. Nash

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American Law From A Catholic Perspective

Mr. William L. Saunders, Esq.

American Law From A Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens, is now available in paperback and ebook 2016 editions.

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The Overlooked Middle

Deacon Peter Xavier Trahan

Pope Francis’ call for mercy and accompaniment, the true pastoral care of families, new forms of evangelization calling people back to the Church—are many elements that need cohesiveness to form a whole, rather than various mini-pastoral movements that translate into dormant diocesan “offices of pastoral care.” Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter, Amoris Laetitia, says that the parish is the place where affective movement has to take place, in his words, “the parish is a family of families, where small communities, ecclesial movements, and associations live in harmony.” Pope Francis goes on to say that “this shows a need for a more adequate formation of priests, deacons, men and women religious, catechists and other pastoral workers” (AL, §202). As academics, intellectuals, and writers, some of us need to turn our perspectives toward the people themselves, to see them as they are, in themselves, and as a whole. We must lead the leaders into an authentic and true pastoral movement, which by its very dynamic, will permeate and renew human culture. While the salvos of Left and Right continue, and must continue, a new dialogue and movement must be started. This essay is not the first in that new dialogue, but it is an attempt, as I have said, to prompt our academics to write that first essay that will, indeed, begin the new dialogue. It is the middle that is the object of this movement, not the Left. The defeat of the Left will be to give them an empty court to serve into. The people will not be there.

* The full essay, The OverLooked Middle, can be found on Homiletics & Pastoral Review, Oct 2016 http://www.hprweb.com/2016/09/the-overlooked-middle/ 

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