Dr Kartina Choong

Dr Kartina A. Choong is a Reader in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), having previously held academic appointments at the universities of Durham, Leeds Metropolitan and Reading. Her main areas of research interests, on which she has published widely, include religiously-and culturally-sensitive end-of-life care, medical mediation, consent and information disclosure, access to health records and professional regulation. She is a member of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Ethics Committee and between 2002-2010, served as a Subject Specialist for Medical Ethics and Religion for INTUTE: Arts and Humanities (formerly the HUMBUL Humanities Hub based at the University of Oxford). She is the Deputy Vice-Chair of UCLan’s Research Ethics Committee for Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Science; and sits on the Faculty of Business and Justice’s Ethics Committee as the Ethics Lead for the School of Justice.

She studied Law at the University of Cardiff before qualifying as a Barrister (Lincoln’s Inn). She holds Masters degrees in Healthcare Ethics and Applied Social Research from the University of Manchester, and in Islamic Studies from the University of Leeds. Her PhD in Medical Law was obtained from the University of Manchester. She is an Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Publications

R. Law & K.A. Choong, ‘Covid-19: Refracting Decision-Making Through the Prism of Resource Allocation’ (2020) 88(2) Medico-Legal Journal 97-101.

L.J. Harkin, K. Beaver, P. Dey & K.A. Choong, ‘Secret Groups and Open Forums: Defining Online Support Communities From the Perspective of People Affected by Cancer’, (2020) 6 Digital Health 1-13.

K.A. Choong (ed.), Medical Futility in Paediatrics: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Trivent Publishing, 2019).

K.A. Choong & R. Law, ‘Assisted Dying in England and Wales: Conway’s Challenge – Déjà vu or Jamais vu?’ In U. Hellman & S. Rohlfing-Dijoux (eds.), Perspectives of Law and Culture on End-of-Life Legislations in France, Germany, India, Italy and the United Kingdom (Nomos, 2019) pp. 121-131.

K.A. Choong & M. Chandia, ‘Evaluation of Faith-Based Perspectives on the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment from Patients in a Vegetative State’ in O. Kelemen & G. Tari (eds.), The Bioethics of the ‘Crazy Ape’ (Trivent Publishing, 2019) pp. 243-261.

I.G. Finlay, K.A. Choong & S.R. Nimmagadda, ‘Is UNESCO’s Undergraduate Bioethics Integrated Curriculum (Medical) Fit for Purpose?’ (2019) 45(9) Journal of Medical Ethics 600-604.

K.A. Choong, ‘Can “Medical Futility” Conflicts be Mediated?’ (2018) 6 Journal of Medical Law and Ethics 41-53.

K.A. Choong & M. Rady, ‘Re A(A Child): Should a Secular Construct of Death Override Religious Values in a Pluralistic Society?’ (2018) 30(1) HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum: An Interprofessional Journal on Healthcare Institutions’ Ethical and Legal Issues (HEC Forum) 71-89.

R. Law & K.A. Choong, ‘Disorders of Consciousness: Is a Dichotomous Legal Approach Justified?’ (2018) 26 European Journal of Health Law 1-22.

I. Le Gallez, K. Rix, K.A. Choong & H. Dewson, ‘Sexual Rights, Mental Disorder and Intellectual Disability: Principles and Law’ (2018) 24(5) BJPsych Advances 334-345.

H. Dewson, K. Rix, I. Le Gallez & K.A. Choong, ‘Sexual Rights, Mental Disorder and Intellectual Disability: Practical Implications for Policy Makers and Practitioners’ (2018) 24(6) BJPsych Advances 386-397.

L. Harkin, K. Beaver, P. Dey & K.A. Choong, ‘Navigating Cancer Using Online Communities: A Grounded Theory of Survivor and Family Experiences’ (2017) 11(6) Journal of Cancer Survivorship 658-669.

D. Casey & K.A. Choong, ‘Suicide Whilst Under GMC’s Fitness to Practise Investigation: Were Those Deaths Preventable?’ (2016) 37 Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 22-27.

D. Casey & K.A. Choong, ‘Assisted Dying: Is the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an Appropriate Framework for Decision-Making?’ (2016) Contemporary Issues in Law 48-62.

R. Gunputh and K.A. Choong, Surrogacy Tourism: The Ethical and Legal Challenges’ (2015) 15(1-2) International Journal of Tourism Sciences 16-21.

K.A. Choong, ‘Islam and Palliative Care’ (2015) 26(1) Global Bioethics 28-42.

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