david m. adams

Curriculum Vitae

Professor and Chair Department of Philosophy
California State Polytechnic University Pomona, CA 91768

Clinical Ethicist Department of Medicine
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Medical Staff Office: 909-865-9140
Page: 909-935-0976


Education

Post-Doctoral Study/Visiting Appointments

Areas of Specialization

Academic Appointments

  Institution Position
2008-Present California State Polytechnic University Department Chair
1988-Present California State Polytechnic University Professor
1987-1988 University of California, Santa Cruz Visiting Asst. Prof.
1985-1986 Winona State University Assistant Professor
1981-1984 University of Washington Visiting Asst. Prof. and Lecturer

Academic Honors/Awards

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Philosophy Honors
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Confrontations with the Reaper
  • Confrontations with the Reaper Honors
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Clinical Ethics Practicum I & II
  • Philosophical Issues in the Law
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Seminar in Law and Values
  • Bioethics
  • Bioethics Honors
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Judicial Internship
  • Ethics, Environment, and Society/ Regenerative Principles and Processes

Clinical/Consulting Experience

Current Research/Work in Progress



Publications

Books

2012 Philosophical Problems in the Law, Fifth Edition
(Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage.; 2012), forthcoming.

1997 Business Ethics: Issues for the 21st Century
(Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing Co; 1997).

Articles/Book Reviews

2015 “Clinical Ethics Consultation and Physician Assisted Suicide,” forthcoming in Jukka Varelius and Michael Cholbi (eds.)  New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (Dordrecht: Springer; 2015).

2014 “Belief and Death: Capital Punishment and the Competence-For-Execution Requirement,” Criminal Law and Philosophy 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11572-014-9293-6      

2013 “Ethics Expertise and Moral Authority: Is There A Difference?,” American Journal of Bioethics vol. 13 (2) 2013: 27-28.

2012 “Investigational Drugs and the Desperately Ill,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine vol. 20 (1) 2012: 6-11.

2011 “The Role of the Clinical Ethics Consultant in Unsettled Cases,” forthcoming, Journal of Clinical Ethics

2011 “Final Comments,” (with William J. Winslade) forthcoming, Journal of Clinical Ethics

2011 “Consensus, Clinical Decision Making, and Unsettled Cases,” (with William J. Winslade) (target article) forthcoming, Journal of Clinical Ethics

2010 “Artificial Kidneys and the Emergence of Bioethics: The History of ‘Outsiders’ in the Allocation of Haemodialysis Social History of Medicine, first published Oct. 2010. Available at Artificial Kidneys and the Emergence of Bioethics

2009 “Ethics Consultation and Facilitated Consensus,” The Journal of Clinical Ethics vol. 20 (1) 2009: 44-55

2008 “Medical Ethics and Competence for Execution,” The Journal of Clinical Ethics vol. 19 (3) 2008: 268-290

2008  Review of Meyers, A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2007) in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (3) 2008: 347-350

2005 “Deep Disagreement and Bioethics,” Journal of Informal Logic vol. 25 (1) (Wtr. 2005): 65-77

2005 “History of Philosophy of Law,” Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Ed.
(MacMillian Reference; 2005)

2005 “Punishing Hate and Achieving Equality,” Criminal Justice Ethics 24 (1) (Wtr. 2005): 19-30

2003 “Divided Minds and Successive Selves,” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12 (2003): 131-136 (book review)

2002 “Families: Law, Gender, and Difference,” Hypatia 17 (3) (Summer 2002): 254-257 (book review)

2000 “Consequentialism in Bioethics” Ethics 110 (2000): 434-436 (book review)

1998 “The Problem of the Incomplete Attempt,” Social Theory and Practice  24 (Fall, 1998): 317-343

1998 “The Theory of Ideology,” Ethics 108 (1998): 814-816 (book review)

1997 “First Amendment Liberalism and Hate Speech: After R.A.V. v. St. Paul , “ forthcoming in Moffat and Griffin (eds.) Radical Critiques of Law, (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press; 1997)

1996 “Objectivity, Moral Truth, and Constitutional Doctrine,” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 4 (1996): 489-500

1996 “Fitting Punishment to Crime,” Law and Philosophy 15 (1996): 407—415 (book review)

1996 “Date Rape and Erotic Discourse,” in Leslie Francis (ed.) Date Rape: Feminism, Philosophy, and the Law (Pittsburgh: Penn State Press; 1996)

1992 “The Legal-Rational State” (Book Review), Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (1992): 137-140

1990 “Skepticism and the Apologetics of Law,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 3 (1990): 69-90

1990 “Teaching Recent Work in Legal Theory,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Law 89 (Spring, 1990): 96-100

1989  “In Defense of the Autonomy of Rights,” Philosophy Research Archives 14 (1989): 51-72

1987 “Feinberg on Claiming Claims,” Journal of Value Inquiry 21 (1987): 79-85

Papers/Conference Activities

2014 “Some Ruminations on Raising a Philosophical Child,” APA Committee Panel on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 15-18.

2013  Session Chair (multiple sessions), American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 23-27.

2013 “Belief and Death: Capital Punishment and the Competence-For-Execution Requirement,” American Association for Philosophy and Psychiatry Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 18, 2013.

2012 “Fairness and Investigational Medical Research: The Problem of the Desperately Ill,” Department of Philosophy, California State University,  Long Beach, May 10, 2012.

2012 “Fairness and Investigational Medical Research: The Problem of the Desperately Ill,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 6, 2012.

2011  Session Chair, Author-Meets-Critics, Gideon Yaffe, Attempts, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 21, 2011.

2011 “Belief and Death: Capital Punishment and the Competence-for-Execution Requirement,” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 4, 2011.

2010 “Consensus, Clinical Decision Making, and Unsettled Cases,” 6th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, Portland, OR, May 12, 2010.

2006 “Ethics Consultation and Moral Consensus,” the 8th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, Denver, Co., Oct. 26-29, 2006.

2005 “Ethics Consultation and Moral Consensus,” Second International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, March 17-20, 2005, University of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland.

2004  Chair, Session: “War, Criminal Justice, and Military Tribunals,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Conference on Global Justice, March 27, 2004, Pasadena, CA.

2004 “Comments on “The Ethics of Conception and the Possibility of Harm,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting March 26, 2004, Pasadena, CA.

2002 “Billy Budd and the Rule of Law,” Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA, March 31, 2002.

2001 “On Not Becoming What You Don’t Want to Be: Dementia and Self-Preserving Interests,” American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, Nashville, TN, October 27, 2001.

2001 “Particularity in Bioethics: Contextualist Reasoning in Substitute Decision Making,” American Association for Bioethics and Humanities, Nashville, TN, October 25, 2001.

2001 “Does Hate Deserve Punishment?,” presented at conference on “Law, Ethics, and Social Reform,” California State University, Fullerton, March 22, 2001.

2000 “Deserving Punishment and the Problem of Hate Violence,” Fifth Annual So. Calif. Philosophy Conference, California State University, Long Beach, October 21, 2000 

2000 “Wrongful Living and Prospective Autonomy,” presented at conference, “Bioethics: The Next Twenty-Five Years,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 6-8, 2000

1998 “Business Ethics and the Future of Privacy in the Workplace,” Claremont Kiwanis Club, Sunrise Care Center, Claremont, June 10, 1998

1998 “The Intrinsic Value of Biodiversity,” Universidad Autonomo De Yucatan, Merida, Mexico, February 26, 1998

1997 “Against Rawlsian Equality of Opportunity: A Comment,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Berkeley, March 26- 29, 1997

1996 “Sexual Harassment and Interests: A Comment,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, April, 1996

1996 “Is it Futile to Define Futility,” Philosophy Symposium: Medical Ethics Making Moral Distinctions,” California State University, Fullerton, March 13-15, 1996

1995 “Moral Truth, Universalism, and Skepticism Pacific Division Meeting of  the American Philosophical Association, March 29-April 2, 1995

1994 “Objectivity, Moral Truth, and Constitutional Doctrine,” Symposium on Natural Law and the Constitution, University of Southern California Law Center, Nov. 4-5, 1994

1994 “Penalty Enhancements, Hate, and Desert,” Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research Annual Conference, “Crime and Punishment,” Estes Park, Colorado, August 17-23, 1994

1994 “Legality and the Problem of the Incomplete Attempt,” Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, March, 28-Apr. 2, 1994

1994 “Legality and the Problem of the Incomplete Attempt,” Moral and  Political Philosophy Society of Orange County, April 16, 1994

1993 “Natural Law and International Law: The Founder’s Vision,” Faculty Research Forum, California State Polytechnic University, May 15, 1993

1993  Chair, session on “Punishment,” Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, March 25-28, 1993

1993 “Legislating Morality: Clashing Ideologies,” Campus Forum Series,  California State Polytechnic University, February 3, 1993

1992 “Campus Hate-Speech Codes: Solution, Diversion, or Censorship?,” Department of Philosophy Colloquium, California State Polytechnic University, November 19, 1992

1992 “Hate Speech and the First Amendment,” presented at conference entitled “Radical Critiques of the Law,” AMINTAPHIL, Allentown, Pennsylvania,  October 22-24, 1992

1991 “Teaching Introduction to Philosophy in a Multicultural Setting,”    American Association of Philosophy Teachers conference on  “Teaching Philosophy in a Multicultural Context,” San Jose State University, July 15-17, 1991

1991 “Recently Defended Theories of Constitutional Interpretation and Their Roots in (and Implications for) Philosophy and Literary Criticism,” Faculty Research Forum, California State Polytechnic University, May 18,1991

1991 “Date Rape and Erotic Discourse,” American Philosophical Association,  Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March, 1991

Other Professional Service

Reviewer of manuscript for Rowman & Littlefield: A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting.

External reviewer of research of Dr. Heidi Malm, Loyola University of Chicago, for promotion to Full Professor.

Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Ethics, Ethics, Journal of Ethics


Clinical/Consulting Experience

Bedside Consultations

Performance of over 200 bedside ethics consultations since 1998. Consults have dealt with such issues as:

Policy/Procedure Development

Participation in the development or revision of both housewide and unit policies and procedures concerning:

Hospital Committee Experience

Teaching of In-Service Staff Education (CME/BRN)

In-service education for medical and nursing staff (CME and BRN credit), Family Practice Residency program, Social Services, Case Management, NICU M&M, Clinical Pastoral Education Program, Respiratory Therapy, Nutrition Services.

Topics have included:

Public Lectures on Clinical/Biomedical Ethics

2014 “End-of-Life and Palliative Care: Ethical Dimensions,” Gerontology Program, Chaffey College, Ontario, CA, 4/17/14.

2014 “Biomedical Ethics: Cases and Controversies,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Auxilliary, Pomona, CA, 3/17/14.

2014 “Controversies in the Ethics of Brain Death: The Cases of Jahi McGrath and Marlise Munoz,”  Graduate School of Nursing, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2//18/14.

2013 “Ethics Update,” Continuing Medical Education Lecture Series, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 10/8/13.

2013 “Recent Issues in Clinical Ethics,” Graduate School of Nursing, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 9/16/13

2012 “Ethics in Nursing Leadership,” 11/7/2012, College of Graduate Nursing Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

2012 “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine,” College of Graduate Nursing
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 9/20/2012.

2012 “Medical Ethics and Religious Diversity,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Claremont Care Center, Clinical Pastoral Education Program, 7/11/11; 8/4/11.

2012 “Life on Your Own Terms,” (with Dr. Rahmi Mowjood), San Antonio Community Hospital Public Lecture Series, 7/12/11 & 5/8/12.

2012 “Ethical Issues in Critical Care Medicine,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program 5/15/12. 

2012 “Death and Dying: Ethical Issues,” Gerontology Masters Program, University of La Verne, 4/24/12.

2012 “Advance Directives and Medical Decision Making,” Lewis Cancer Care Center, Pomona, CA, 2/4/12.

2012 “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine,” Claremont Kiwanis Club, Claremont, CA, 1/19/12.

2011 “Preparing Families for Difficult Decisions,” Claremont/Pomona Interfaith Council of Churches, 4/5/11

2011 “Ethical Management of Infants with ADL,” Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Mortality & Morbidity Conference, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 3/30/11

2011 “Ethical Issues at the Bedside, Nursing staff of San Antonio Community Hospital, 3/9/11

2011 “Clinical Ethics Didactic”, Clinical Pastoral Education Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 2/25/11

2010 “Ethical Issues in Neonatal Care” Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Mortality & Morbidity Conference, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 12/17/10

2010 “Advance Healthcare Planning,” Congregation of Temple Beth Israel, Claremont, CA 11/13/10

2010 “Update on Clinical Ethics: 2010,” Senior Management Meeting, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 2/3/10

2010 “Ethical Problems at the Bedside: Current Issues in Clinical Medical Ethics,” Family Practice Residency Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 1/19/10

2009 “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine,” Joslyn Senior Community Center, Claremont, CA, 12/12/09

2009 “Ethics and Modern Medicine, Lewis Cancer Care Center, Pomona, CA, 11/17/09

2009 “Ethical Issues in Death & Dying,” Nursing Staff Seminar, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 11/5/09

2009 “Difficult Cases in Neonatal Resuscitation,” Neonatal Transport Team, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA 8/26/09

2009 “Update on the IRB at PVHMC,” Continuing Medical Education presentation, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 8/11/09

2009 “The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives,” Chronic Pain Support Group, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 7/8/09

2009 “Ethical Issues in Neonatal Medicine,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Pomona, CA, 6/5/09

2009 “Controversies At the Boundaries of Palliative Medicine: Palliative Sedation,” Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition,” Riverside, CA 3/21/09

2009 “Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine,” University Club of Claremont, Claremont, CA 2/24/09

2008 “Ethical Dilemmas of Capital Punishment: Legal and Medical Problems of Competence for Execution,” Provost’s Symposium, Cal Poly Pomona, 12/15/08

2008 “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine,” Claremont Manor, Claremont, CA 11/6/09

2008 “Ethical Aspects of Do Not Resuscitate Orders,” Kindred Hospital Ontario, Ontario CA, 6/27/08

2008 “Ethics and Your Healthcare Decisions,” Community Senior Services of Pomona Valley, Atria Rancho Park, San Dimas, CA, 3/4/08

2007 “Life and Death Medical Decisions—Will Your Wishes Be Carried Out?,” Community Education Lecture Series, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 7/10/07

2007 “Advance Directives and Palliative Care,” San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 8/1/07

2007 “Ethical Dilemmas in the Delivery Room,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center,” Pomona, CA, 7/16/07

2007 “Ethics, Medicine, and You,” San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 7/10/07

2006 “What Is Clinical Bioethics?.” Department of Volunteer Services, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 7/12/06

2006 “Law, Ethics, and DNR Orders,” Citrus Valley Medical Center, Covina, CA, 7/11/06

2005 “Ethical Issues in the Care of the Elderly,” American Association of Service Coordinators 2005 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 10/12/05

2005 “Ethical Dimensions of Patient Care, “ Multi-Disciplinary Team Seminar, Adult Protective Services of San Bernardino County, Ontario, CA 5/34/05

2005 “Ethical Issues at the Bedside,” Nursing Department, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 5/10/05

2005 Moderator, “Living With Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 4/20/05

2005 “Medical Practice and Cultural Diversity: Ethical Issues,” City of Claremont Senior Forum, Joslyn Senior Center, Claremont, CA, 4/3/05

2004 The Dilemma of Decision-Making,” Claremont Coalition Concerned with End-of-Life Issues, Claremont, CA 5/27/04

2004 “Planning for Your Future: Advance Health Care Directives,” Emerson Village Retirement Community, Pomona, CA, 5/21/04

2004 “Ethics of Neonatal Resuscitation,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 3/8/04

2004 “Physician Approach to Comfort Care Treatment in an Acute Setting,” Continuing Medical Education Conference, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 2/10/04

2004 “Basic Aspects of Clinical Ethics,” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, 12/4/03

2003 “Introduction to Clinical Ethics, Volunteer Chaplains Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 3/4/03

2002 “Cases in Clinical Ethics,” Family Practice Residency Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA , 5/24/02

2002 “Reporting Medical Errors: Ethical & Policy Issues,” Bioethics Committee, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 4/10/02

2002 “Ethical Issues in Genetics,” Ministerial Convocation, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 4/23/02

2002 “Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research,” Bioethics Committee, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 10/10/01

2002 “Justice and Health Promotion: Are You To Blame for Being Unhealthy?,” Bioethics Grand Rounds, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 2/13/02

2001 “Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing” NICU/PICU/Peds Education Council, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, May 9, May 23

2001 Panelist, “To Relieve Suffering: The Art and Science of Palliative,” Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif., March 30

2001 Panelist, “Religious Perspectives on End-of-Life Care,” Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif., Feb. 6

2001 “Advance Health Care Directives: Recent Changes,” Patient Care Coordinators, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Feb. 8

2000 “Ethical Treatment of Newborns with Lethal Anomalies, Pediatrics Department, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Sept. 19

2000 The Physician’s Role in End-of-Life Care: Ethical Dimensions,” Continuing Medical Education Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Oct. 31

2000 “New Ethical and Legal Issues of Advance Directives,” San Antonio Community Hospital, March 21

2000 “New Issues in End-of-Life Care,” Continuing Medical Education Conference, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, October 31, 2000

2000 “Organizational Ethics in the Hospital,” Division Managers’ Meeting, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, May 5

2000 “Clinical Ethics Case Review,” Family Practice Residency Program, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, February 3

1999 “The Future of Advance Care Directives,” Continuing Medical Education Conference, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, November 2

1999 “Ethical Issues in Neonatal and Pediatric Care,” Seminar in Neonatal and
Pediatric Topics, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, October 14

1999 “Contemporary Issues in Bioethics,” Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, April 8

1998 “Business Ethics and the Future of Privacy in the Workplace,” Claremont Kiwanis Club, Sunrise Care Center, Claremont, June 10, 1998

1998 “Contemporary Issues in Bioethics,” Adult Forum, Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Montclair, January 31

1997 Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine,” Columbia Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, December 15

1992 “Dr. Kevorkian and the Right to Die,” Claremont-Pomona Society for Clinical Social Work, San Antonio Hospital, Upland, CA, November 15, 1992

Administrative Experience/Academic Service

Community Service

Professional Affiliations

 

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