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Duff Waring

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Department of Philosophy

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S428
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33522
Email: dwaring@yorku.ca
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Duff Waring (BA, MA, LLB, PhD) is a philosopher/lawyer who specialized in mental health law and psychiatric patient advocacy. He began doctoral studies in philosophy at York University in 1996 with a focus on political theory and bioethics. He specializes in ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine, especially psychiatry. Professor Waring has been interviewed about his work in philosophy of psychiatry. To watch the video, go to: https://psagacity.org/.

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He held a post-doctoral fellowship during 2001-2002 with the Biomedical Ethics Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He was a Research Associate from 2002-2004 with the Health Law and Policy Group in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is appointed to the graduate faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Health and Osgoode Hall Law School. He teaches currently in the Philosophy Department at York University. He also teaches the Bioethics course in the Osgoode Hall Professional Development Centre’s Part-time Master’s Program in Health Law, as well as the Health, Ethics and Law course in the Faculty of Health’s Policy and Equity graduate program.

Degrees

PhD (Philosophy), York University 2001
LLB (Law), Ludlow Hall, University of New Brunswick, 1983
MA (Philosophy, University of New Brunswick 1981
BA, University of New Brunswick 1978
Member of the Law Society of Ontario, Admitted to the Ontario Bar 1987

Appointments

Faculty of Health

Professional Leadership

Senior Editor for the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.

Research Interests

Philosophy , Ethics, Mental Health, Bioethics, Philosophy of Psychiatry
Books

Publication
Year

Duff R. Waring, The Healing Virtues: Character Ethics in Psychotherapy (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

2016

Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability. Edited by Trudo Lemmens and Duff R. Waring. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 267 pages.

2006

Medical Benefit and the Human Lottery: An Egalitarian Approach to Patient Selection. Dordrecht, The Netherlands and New York: Springer, 2004. 220 pages.

2004

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Duff R. Waring, “Patient Responsibilities in a Psychiatric Healing Project,” in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Vol. 2, eds. John Z. Sadler, Werdie (C.W.) Van Staden, and W.K.M. Fulford (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 1402-1418.

2015

“Clinical Equipoise and the Assessment of Therapeutic Risk.” The Ethics of Risk. Edited by Sabine Roeser and Lotte Asveld. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2008. 105-138.

2008

“Intégration des valeurs dans l’évaluation du risque lié à la recherche biomédicale: arguments en faveur d’une réforme de la réglementation et du droit.” Le Droit et le Risque. Sous la Direction de la Commission du Droit du Canada. Saint-Nicolas, Quebec: Les Presses De L’Universite Laval, 2006. 233-303.

2006

Waring, Duff R. and Glass, Kathleen Cranley. “Legal Liability for Harm to Research Participants: The Case of Placebo-Controlled Trials.” Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability. Edited by Trudo Lemmens and Duff R. Waring. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 206-227.

2006

Waring, Duff R. and Lemmens, Trudo. “Integrating Values in Risk Analysis of Biomedical Research: The Case for Regulatory and Law Reform.” Law and Risk. Edited by the Law Commission of Canada. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2005. 156-200.

2005

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Making Us Crazy. DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders, by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk.” The Journal of Mind and Behavior 19, no. 4 (1998): 437-446.

1998

Waring, Duff R. “Review of The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing, by Daniel Burston.” The Journal of Mind and Behavior 18, no. 4 (1997): 465-472.

1997

Waring, Duff R. “Review of In the Sleep Room, by Anne Collins.” Journal of Law and Social Policy 5 (1989): 264-274.

1989

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Mental Disability and the Law in Canada, by Gerald B. Robertson.” Journal of Law and Social Policy 4 (1988): 181-188.

1988

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Mental Health Law in Canada, by Harvey Savage and Carla McKague.” Canadian Bar Review 67 (1988): 190-192.

1988

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion, by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain." Phoenix Rising 7, no. 2 (1987).

1987

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences, by Thomas Szasz.” Phoenix Rising 7, no. 1 (1987).

1987

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Waring, Duff R. “Wishing You Won’t Be Here: Medical Assistance in Dying for Psychiatric Patients.” Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health 8 (Jan. 2019): 1-10. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2018.08.004.

2019

Waring, Duff R. “The Virtuous Patient.” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 19, no 1 (2012): 25-36.
Feature Article with Two Commentaries: "Psychotherapy as Cultivating Character" by Mike W. Martin (37-39) and "Virtue and Psychotherapy" by Robert L. Woolfolk (41-43).
Response by Waring, Duff R. “Psychotherapy Through the Prism of Moral Language” (45-48).

2012

Waring, Duff R. “The Antidepressant Debate and Ethically Defensible Placebo-Controlled Trials.” IRB: Ethics and Human Research 30, no. 6 (2008): 12-16.

2008

Waring, Duff R. “The Antidepressant Debate and the Balanced Placebo Trial Design: An Ethical Analysis.” The International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 31, no. 6 (2008): 453-462.

2008

Glass, Kathleen Cranley and Waring, Duff R. “The Physician/Investigator’s Obligation to Patients Participating in Research: The Case of Placebo Controlled Trials.” The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 33, no. 3 (2005): 575-585.

2005

Waring, Duff R. “Adequate Conscious Life and Age-Related Need: F. M. Kamm’s Approach to Patient Selection.” Bioethics 18, no. 3 (June 2004): 234-248.

2004

Waring, Duff R. and Lemmens, Trudo. “Integrating Values in Risk Analysis of Biomedical Research: The Case for Regulatory and Law Reform.” University of Toronto Law Journal 56, no. 3 (2004): 249-290.

2004

Fergusson, Dean, Glass, Kathleen Cranley, Waring, Duff R. and Shapiro, Stanley. “Turning a Blind Eye: The Success of Blinding Reported in a Random Sample of Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trials.” British Medical Journal 328 (Feb. 21/2004): 432-434.

2004

Waring, Duff R. “Paradoxical Drug Response and the Placebo Effect: A Discussion of Grunbaum’s Definitional Scheme.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (2003): 5-17.

2003

Glass, Kathleen Cranley and Waring, Duff R. “Good Research Need Not Conflict With Good Patient Care.” American Journal of Bioethics 2, no. 2 (2002): 26-27.

2002

Waring, Duff R. “Why the Practice of Medicine Is Not a Phronetic Activity." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (2000): 139-151.

2000

Valentine, Mary Beth, Waring, Duff R., Guiffrida, David and Hall, Donna. "Competency and Treatment Refusal in Psychiatric Hospitals." Canada's Mental Health 40 (1992): 20-24.

1992

Waring, Duff R. "Use of Restraints in Ontario Psychiatric Hospitals." Journal of Law and Social Policy 7 (1991): 251-283.

1991

Other

Publication
Year

Professor Waring has been interviewed about his work in philosophy of psychiatry. To watch the video, go to: https://psagacity.org/.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4085 3.0 A Philosophy of Psychiatry SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2075 3.0 M Introduction to Applied Ethics LECT


Duff Waring (BA, MA, LLB, PhD) is a philosopher/lawyer who specialized in mental health law and psychiatric patient advocacy. He began doctoral studies in philosophy at York University in 1996 with a focus on political theory and bioethics. He specializes in ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine, especially psychiatry. Professor Waring has been interviewed about his work in philosophy of psychiatry. To watch the video, go to: https://psagacity.org/.

He held a post-doctoral fellowship during 2001-2002 with the Biomedical Ethics Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He was a Research Associate from 2002-2004 with the Health Law and Policy Group in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is appointed to the graduate faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Health and Osgoode Hall Law School. He teaches currently in the Philosophy Department at York University. He also teaches the Bioethics course in the Osgoode Hall Professional Development Centre’s Part-time Master’s Program in Health Law, as well as the Health, Ethics and Law course in the Faculty of Health’s Policy and Equity graduate program.

Degrees

PhD (Philosophy), York University 2001
LLB (Law), Ludlow Hall, University of New Brunswick, 1983
MA (Philosophy, University of New Brunswick 1981
BA, University of New Brunswick 1978
Member of the Law Society of Ontario, Admitted to the Ontario Bar 1987

Appointments

Faculty of Health

Professional Leadership

Senior Editor for the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.

Research Interests

Philosophy , Ethics, Mental Health, Bioethics, Philosophy of Psychiatry

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Duff R. Waring, “Patient Responsibilities in a Psychiatric Healing Project,” in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Vol. 2, eds. John Z. Sadler, Werdie (C.W.) Van Staden, and W.K.M. Fulford (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 1402-1418.

2015

“Clinical Equipoise and the Assessment of Therapeutic Risk.” The Ethics of Risk. Edited by Sabine Roeser and Lotte Asveld. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2008. 105-138.

2008

“Intégration des valeurs dans l’évaluation du risque lié à la recherche biomédicale: arguments en faveur d’une réforme de la réglementation et du droit.” Le Droit et le Risque. Sous la Direction de la Commission du Droit du Canada. Saint-Nicolas, Quebec: Les Presses De L’Universite Laval, 2006. 233-303.

2006

Waring, Duff R. and Glass, Kathleen Cranley. “Legal Liability for Harm to Research Participants: The Case of Placebo-Controlled Trials.” Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability. Edited by Trudo Lemmens and Duff R. Waring. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 206-227.

2006

Waring, Duff R. and Lemmens, Trudo. “Integrating Values in Risk Analysis of Biomedical Research: The Case for Regulatory and Law Reform.” Law and Risk. Edited by the Law Commission of Canada. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2005. 156-200.

2005

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Making Us Crazy. DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders, by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk.” The Journal of Mind and Behavior 19, no. 4 (1998): 437-446.

1998

Waring, Duff R. “Review of The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing, by Daniel Burston.” The Journal of Mind and Behavior 18, no. 4 (1997): 465-472.

1997

Waring, Duff R. “Review of In the Sleep Room, by Anne Collins.” Journal of Law and Social Policy 5 (1989): 264-274.

1989

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Mental Disability and the Law in Canada, by Gerald B. Robertson.” Journal of Law and Social Policy 4 (1988): 181-188.

1988

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Mental Health Law in Canada, by Harvey Savage and Carla McKague.” Canadian Bar Review 67 (1988): 190-192.

1988

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion, by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain." Phoenix Rising 7, no. 2 (1987).

1987

Waring, Duff R. “Review of Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences, by Thomas Szasz.” Phoenix Rising 7, no. 1 (1987).

1987

Books

Publication
Year

Duff R. Waring, The Healing Virtues: Character Ethics in Psychotherapy (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

2016

Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability. Edited by Trudo Lemmens and Duff R. Waring. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 267 pages.

2006

Medical Benefit and the Human Lottery: An Egalitarian Approach to Patient Selection. Dordrecht, The Netherlands and New York: Springer, 2004. 220 pages.

2004

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Waring, Duff R. “Wishing You Won’t Be Here: Medical Assistance in Dying for Psychiatric Patients.” Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health 8 (Jan. 2019): 1-10. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2018.08.004.

2019

Waring, Duff R. “The Virtuous Patient.” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 19, no 1 (2012): 25-36.
Feature Article with Two Commentaries: "Psychotherapy as Cultivating Character" by Mike W. Martin (37-39) and "Virtue and Psychotherapy" by Robert L. Woolfolk (41-43).
Response by Waring, Duff R. “Psychotherapy Through the Prism of Moral Language” (45-48).

2012

Waring, Duff R. “The Antidepressant Debate and Ethically Defensible Placebo-Controlled Trials.” IRB: Ethics and Human Research 30, no. 6 (2008): 12-16.

2008

Waring, Duff R. “The Antidepressant Debate and the Balanced Placebo Trial Design: An Ethical Analysis.” The International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 31, no. 6 (2008): 453-462.

2008

Glass, Kathleen Cranley and Waring, Duff R. “The Physician/Investigator’s Obligation to Patients Participating in Research: The Case of Placebo Controlled Trials.” The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 33, no. 3 (2005): 575-585.

2005

Waring, Duff R. “Adequate Conscious Life and Age-Related Need: F. M. Kamm’s Approach to Patient Selection.” Bioethics 18, no. 3 (June 2004): 234-248.

2004

Waring, Duff R. and Lemmens, Trudo. “Integrating Values in Risk Analysis of Biomedical Research: The Case for Regulatory and Law Reform.” University of Toronto Law Journal 56, no. 3 (2004): 249-290.

2004

Fergusson, Dean, Glass, Kathleen Cranley, Waring, Duff R. and Shapiro, Stanley. “Turning a Blind Eye: The Success of Blinding Reported in a Random Sample of Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trials.” British Medical Journal 328 (Feb. 21/2004): 432-434.

2004

Waring, Duff R. “Paradoxical Drug Response and the Placebo Effect: A Discussion of Grunbaum’s Definitional Scheme.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (2003): 5-17.

2003

Glass, Kathleen Cranley and Waring, Duff R. “Good Research Need Not Conflict With Good Patient Care.” American Journal of Bioethics 2, no. 2 (2002): 26-27.

2002

Waring, Duff R. “Why the Practice of Medicine Is Not a Phronetic Activity." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (2000): 139-151.

2000

Valentine, Mary Beth, Waring, Duff R., Guiffrida, David and Hall, Donna. "Competency and Treatment Refusal in Psychiatric Hospitals." Canada's Mental Health 40 (1992): 20-24.

1992

Waring, Duff R. "Use of Restraints in Ontario Psychiatric Hospitals." Journal of Law and Social Policy 7 (1991): 251-283.

1991

Other

Publication
Year

Professor Waring has been interviewed about his work in philosophy of psychiatry. To watch the video, go to: https://psagacity.org/.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4085 3.0 A Philosophy of Psychiatry SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2075 3.0 M Introduction to Applied Ethics LECT