תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Prof. Daniel Sperling (PhD)

dsperling@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: +972-4-8288687

Office: Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences Building, 3rd floor, room # 309

CV File

Nursing

I am a faculty member at the Department of Nursing, University of Haifa. My research areas are bioethics, especially ethics at end-of-life, health law and health policy. I recently completed writing a book on suicide tourism (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/suicide-tourism-9780198825456?cc=il&lang=en&) and am involved in few studies on assisted suicide. I am also currently exploring issues relating to public-private mix in the health system; accreditation of healthcare institutions; and informal caregiving of the ageing population, especially by family members.

Dissertation

Title: Posthumous Interests: Legal and Philosophical Examination in the Medical Context

Date of submission: July 2006

Number of pages: 408

Language: English

Name of supervisor: Bernard Dickens (Other committee members: Trudo Lemmens and Wayne Sumner)

University: University of Toronto

INDEX

Publications' ranking was made in the following order:

For books, the SENSE Ranking of Academic Publishers has been referred to;

For journal articles and book reviews published in academic journals ranking was based on JCR first and if ranking was unavailable at JCR, ranking was based on SJR. In special cases where ranking in the field of philosophy at SJR was more relevant than ranking in JCR, reference to SJR has also been made. For articles appearing in medico-legal journals, ranking was based on the list in the field Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking. Citation numbers are derived from google scholar.

Scientific Books (Refereed)

Authored Books - Published

Sperling, (2006). Management of post-mortem pregnancy: Legal and philosophical aspects,178 pp., Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, [The book is ranked "B" under the SENSE ranking of academic publishers]. The book is cited 11 times (excluding reviews)

Reviews:

Rebecca Bennett, 15(2) Medical Law Review, 268-271 (2007)

Michael Barilan, 12(1) Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 112 (2009)

Sperling, (2008). Posthumous interests: Legal and ethical perspectives, 273 pages. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [The book is ranked "A" under the SENSE ranking of academic publishers]. The book is cited 69 times (excluding reviews)

Reviews:

T.M. Wilkinson, Journal of Value Inquiry, 43(4): 531-535 (2009)

James Taylor, Metaphilosophy, 41(5): 727-731 (2010)

Sperling, D. (2019). Suicide tourism: Understanding the legal, philosophical and socio-political dimensions, 224 pages. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press [The book is ranked "A" under the SENSE ranking of academic publishers].

Edited Books and Special Journal Issues - Published

  • Kirby, M., Magnus, R., Ramon Cossio Diaz,, J., Sperling, D., & Verges, C. (2016). Casebook on bioethics for judges. Haifa, Israel: Israel National Commission for UNESCO. 131 pages.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

Published

  • Sperling, D. (2004) From the dead to the unborn: Is there an ethical duty to save life? Medicine and Law, 23(3), 567-586. [Impact Factor - 04. The journal is placed 36/69 journals in the field Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking; Q4 under SJR]. Article cited 3 times.
  • Sperling, D. (2004) Breaking through the silence: The illegality of performing resuscitation procedures on the newly-dead. Annals of Health Law, 13(2), 393-426. [Impact Factor – 0.47. The journal is placed 11/69 journals in the field Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking; Not yet assigned quartile under SJR]. Article cited 11
  • Sperling, D. (2004). Maternal brain-death. American Journal of Law and Medicine, 30(4), 453-500. [Impact Factor – 0.77. The journal is placed 96/150 journals in the field Law and Q3 under JCR and 3/69 journals in the field Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking; Q3 under SJR]. Article is cited 27
  • Sperling, (2005) Do pregnant women have (living) will? Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, 8(2), 331-342. [Impact Factor – 0.61. The journal is placed 6/69 journals in the field Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking; Not yet assigned quartile under SJR]. Article cited 8 times.
  • Sperling, D. (2007) Like lilies in clear water: On the law and philosophy of law of Justice Mishael Hechin. Netanya Academic College Law Review, 6, 445-460 [in Hebrew].
  • Sperling, (2008) Conscience, principled refusal and ethics of refusal to provide treatment to a patient’s request. Harefuah, 147(5), 398-402 [in Hebrew] [Q4 under SJR]. Article cited 1 time.
  • Sperling, (2008) The Brain-Respiratory Death Act, 2008: Some comments to the new law. The Journal of Medicine and Law, 38, 207-209 [in Hebrew].
  • Sperling, (2008) Law and bioethics: A rights-based relationship and its troubling implications. Current Legal Issues, 11, 52-78. [Impact Factor – 0.09. The journal is placed 83/143 journals in the field Public Policy, Politics and the Law according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking]. Article cited 9 times.
  • Sperling, (2009) On wrongful birth and the reasoning behind the reasons to terminate pregnancy: Some reflections following X v. The state of Israel Hamishpat, 27, 34-50 [in Hebrew]
  • Sperling, (2009) Israel’s new Brain-Respiratory Death Act: One step forward or two steps backward? Reviews in the Neurosciences, 20(3-4), 299-306. [Impact Factor – 2.60. The journal is placed 124/231 journals in the field Neurosciences and Q3 under JCR; Q2 under SJR]. Article cited 5 times.
  • Sperling, (2009) From Iran to Latin America: Must prenatal diagnosis be provided with abortion for congenital abnormalities? American Journal of Bioethics, 9(8), 61-63. [Impact Factor –4.85. The journal is placed 1/52 journals in the field Ethics 2/40 journals in the field of Social Issues, 1/42 in the field Social Sciences, Biomedical and 1/16 journals in the field of Medical Ethics and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 7 times.
  • Sperling, D. (2010) Food law, ethics and food safety regulation: Roles, justifications and expected limits Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 23, 267-278 [Impact Factor – 1.24. The journal is placed 9/62 journals in the field History & Philosophy of Science and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 17
  • Sperling, D. (2010) Commanding the ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ directive: Reproductive law and policy in Israel. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 19(3), 363-371 [Impact Factor – 1.20. The journal is placed 31/42 journals in the field Social Sciences/Biomedical and Q3 under JCR]. Article cited 28
  • Sperling, D., & Simon Y. (2010) Attitudes and policies regarding access to fertility care and assisted reproductive technologies in Israel. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 21(7), 854-861 [Impact Factor – 2.97. The journal is placed 14/82 journals in the field Obstetrics & Gynecology and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 10
  • Sperling, (2011) Review of recent trends regarding the status and contribution of HMOs committees for exceptional cases to access and quality of medical care. The Journal of Medicine and Law, 44, 26-36 [in Hebrew]
  • Sperling, (2011) "Male and Female He Created Them": Procreative liberty, its conceptual deficiencies and the legal right to access fertility care of males. International Journal of Law in Context, 7(3), 375-400 [Impact Factor – 0.08. The journal is placed 22/42 journals in the field Jurisprudence and Legal Theory according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking; Q2 under SJR]. Article cited 6 times.
  • Sperling, D. (2011) The therapeutic triumph: Making poor claims and offering a revised conceptualization to justify embryo selection. Ethical Perspectives, 18(3), 407-440 [Impact Factor – 0.04. The journal is placed 52/52 journals in the field Ethics and Q4 under JCR]. Article cited 1
  • Sperling, D. (2011) Bringing life from death: Is there a good justification for posthumous cloning? Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics doi:10.4172/2155-9627.S1- 001 s1 – s3 (3 pages) [invited article]. Article cited 1
  • Sperling, (2012) and Cohen N. The influence of the Israeli State Economy Arrangement Law and Supreme Court decisions on health policy and status of the right to health in Israel – A Neo-Institutional analysis. Hukim, 4, 153-236. [in Hebrew]
  • Sperling, D. (2012) Socializing the public: Invoking Hannah Arendt's critique of modernity to evaluate reproductive technologies. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 15(1), 53-60 [Impact Factor – 1.41. The journal is placed 12/52 journals in the field Ethics, 8/45 journals in the field of History & Philosophy of Science and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 2
  • Sperling, D, Gurman, G. (2012) Factors encouraging and inhibiting organ donation in Israel: The public view and the contribution of legislation and public policy. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(4), 479-497 [Impact Factor – 0.81. The journal is placed 32/52 journals in the field Ethics, 27/40 journals in the field of social issues and Q3 under JCR]. Article cited 12
  • Sperling, (2013). The right to know one's genetic origin: Are gamete donations and misattributed paternity cases alike? American Journal of Bioethics, 13(5), 60-63 [Impact Factor –4.85. The journal is placed 1/52 journals in the field Ethics, 2/40 journals in the field of Social Issues, 1/42 in the field Social Sciences, Biomedical and 1/16 journals in the field of Medical Ethics and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 3 times.
  • Sperling, (2014) Needs, expectations and public knowledge concerning services outside the medical basket: A lesson from Israel. Health Policy, 117, 247-256 [Imapct Factor – 2.29. The Journal is placed 22/79 journals in the field Health Policy & Services and Q2 under JCR; Q1 under SJR]. Article cited 5 times.
  • Sperling, (2014). Whose life is it anyway? Odyssey, 25, 44-51 [in Hebrew]
  • Garasic M., & Sperling D. (2015). Mitochondrial replacement theory and parenthood. Global Bioethics, 26(3-4), 198-205. Article cited 6
  • Sperling, (2017). (Re)Disclosing physician financial interests: Rebuilding trust or making unreasonable burdens on physicians? Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy, 20(2), 179-186. [Impact Factor – 1.41. The journal is placed 12/52 journals in the field Ethics, 8/45 journals in the field of History & Philosophy of Science and Q1 under JCR]. Article cited 1 time.
  • Sperling,, & Cohen, N. (2018). A neo-institutional analysis of the hidden interaction between the supreme court and the government: The right to healthcare in Israel as a test-case. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 71-86 [Imapct Factor – 1.65. The Journal is placed 74/157 journals in the field Public, Environmental & Occupational Health, 44/79 journals in the field Health Policy & Services and Q2 under JCR].
  • Sperling, D. (2019). Revising the requirement of informed consent in an era of privatization, managed care and ACOs: Implications for bioethics and the connection between law and ethics. Journal of Comparative and International Aging Law & Policy, 10, 45-114. [The journal is placed 4/4 journals in the field Elder Law according to Washington & Lee Law Journals Ranking].

 

Accepted for Publication

 

Commentary in Refereed Journal

  • Sperling, (2010) Symbolic organs and extended self: Expanding our understanding of motivation to donate organs. British Medical Journal, 340, c2182 (1 page). published online first 23 April 2010) [Impact Factor – 17.22. The journal is placed 4/155 journals in the field Medicine, General & Internal and Q1 under JCR].

 

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books (Refereed)

 

Published

  • Sperling, D. (2008) Me or mine? On property from personhood, symbolic existence and motivation to donate organs in W. Weimar, M.A. Bos, J.J. van Busschbach (Eds), Organ transplantation: Ethical, legal and psychological aspects – towards a common European policy (pp. 463-470). Lengerich: PABST Science Publishers. Article cited 4

Reviews:

James Taylor, 9(1) American Journal of Transplantation (2009)

  • Sperling, (2009) Talk to whom? Redefining autonomy in Talk to Her in S. Shapshay, (ed)., Bioethics at the movies (pp. 312-327). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press [The book is ranked "A" under the SENSE ranking of academic publishers]. Article cited 5 times.

Reviews:

Tony Miksanek, 301(11) JAMA 1180-1181 (2009)

Jeremy Sugarman, 324(5930) Science 1018 (2009)

  • Sperling, D. (2012) Reproducing justice: Is there a good justification for equal qccess to fertility care? In A. den Exter and M. Buijsen (Eds.), Rationing healthcare: Hard choices and unavoidable trade-offs (pp. 111-129). Antwerpen: Maklu Press. Article cited 1
  • Sperling, (2013) Death during pregnancy: Legal, ethical and professional aspects in D. Rubinstein & N. Tabak (Eds.), Ethics in Current Nursing (pp. 197-215). Tel Aviv: Probook & Dyonon [in Hebrew].
  • Sperling, (2014) Human trafficking and organ trade: Does the law really care for the health of people? In M. Feeman, S. Hawkes & B. Bennett (Eds.), Law and global health (pp. 193-208). Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. [The book is ranked "A" under the SENSE ranking of academic publishers].
  • Sperling, (2015) Regulation of end-of-life care in Israel in G. Siegal (ed.), Blue white bioethics: On Israeli bioethics (pp.316-348). Jerusalem: Bialik [in Hebrew]. Article cited 1 time.

 

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Published

  • Sperling D. (2009) Book Review: Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, A Life (Un)Worthy of Living: Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer: 2007) Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy, 12(4), 485-486. [Impact Factor – 1.41. The journal is placed 12/52 journals in the field Ethics, 8/45 journals in the field of History & Philosophy of Science and Q1 under JCR].
  • Sperling D. (2013). Book Review. J.S.Taylor. Death, Posthumous Harm and Bioethics (NY: Routledge: 2012). Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(3), 285-287. [Impact Factor – 02. The Journal is placed 24/52 journals in the field Ethics and Q2 under JCR; Q1 under SJR in the field Philosophy].
  • Sperling, D. (2018). Book Review. Mike W. Martin, Memoir Ethics: Good Lives and the Virtues. London, England: Lexington Press, 2016. Journal of Value Inquiry https://doi.org/10.1007/s10790-018-9672-7 [Imapct Factor – 0.22. The Journal is placed 48/52 journals in the field Ethics and Q4 under JCR; Q2 under SJR in the field Philosophy].

                                                          

Other Works and Publications

 

1) Sperling D. (2003) Due Process and the Dignity of the Dead Ultra Vires 4(4):9

2) Sperling D. (2006) Do the Dead Have Rights? Innovate 2:8

3) Sperling D. (2009) Commentary to Ella Koren, Coping With Errors and Moral Luck Paradox Journal of Medicine and Law 40:50 [in Hebrew]

4) Sperling D. (2010) Your Rights are the State's Duties: Your Duty to Demand Them Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews Magazine 31: 5-7

5) Sperling D. (2010) To Be Born or Not to Be Born? That is The Question! Bidlataim Ptuchot 33:24-25 [in Hebrew]

6) Sperling D. (2013) Disclosing Physician Financial Interests. Medical Ethics Advisor