Casebook Team

Jacqueline Chin Jacqueline Chin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Casebook Project. Her research of the past nine years addresses national and globally-relevant capacity-building in biomedical ethics. She has conceptualised and led key projects such as CENTRES (since 2009), commissioned by the Ministry of Health for networking and supporting clinical ethics committees in Singapore’s restructured and private hospitals; What Doctors Say About Care of the Dying, an empirical ethics study of doctors’ perspectives on end-of-life decisions (2010–2011) aimed at informing professional stakeholders, policymakers, and the public. She led the Casebook Team in publishing the first edition of the Casebook, Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families (2014). Associate Professor Chin was the Acting Director for the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (2016-2017), Director of its Undergraduate Healthcare Ethics, Law and Professionalism Programme (AY 2013-14), Director of Graduate Studies (2013-2016), and Research Director (2014-2017). She serves on the hospital ethics committees of the National University Hospital, Ang Mo Kio-Thye Kuan Community Hospital, and the Institute of Mental Health, and is a member of the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Laypersons (since 2009), Honorary Secretary of the National Ethics Capability Committee (2014-2016), and recently, Co-Chair of the Ethics and Regulation Workgroup of the National Genomic Medicine Steering Committee. Her papers on bioethics and education have been published in the Asian Bioethics Review, the Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Lancet Oncology, Medical Teacher, and the American Journal of Transplantation.
Nancy Berlinger Nancy Berlinger is the Consulting Editor of the Casebook Project. She drafted the cases, and authored selected case commentaries and the Communications Backgrounder for the Casebook. Nancy is a research scholar at The Hastings Center, where her work focuses on treatment decision-making and care for seriously-ill people and near the end of life; ethical issues in the context of population ageing and chronic illness; healthcare access for migrant populations; and the ethics of managing problems of safety and harm in healthcare systems. Nancy directed the research project that produced the revised edition of The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life (Oxford University Press, 2013), and was the first author of the 2013 edition. Her other books include Are Workarounds Ethical? Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems (Oxford University Press, 2016) and After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005). She has collaborated with the Society of Hospital Medicine (USA) to develop a primary palliative care pathway and practice standard for frontline hospital clinicians conducting prognosis and goals of care discussions with seriously ill patients, drawing on the 2013 Guidelines. Nancy has taught healthcare ethics in master’s and doctoral programmes at Yale University School of Nursing, and co-edited the special report Nurses at the Table: Nursing, Ethics, and Health Policy (Hastings Center Report, 2016). She serves on the editorial committee of the Hastings Center Report, the bioethics committee at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York and on bioethics and health policy advisory groups in New York City and at the national level.
Michael Gusmano Michael K. Gusmano is one of the Associate Editors of The Casebook Project. He is also the author of the backgrounders on Healthcare Financing and Long-term Care Delivery and Financing in Singapore in the Casebook and several of its ethics commentaries. His research interests include comparative health systems, inequalities in health and theories of social justice. He has authored three books, 25 book chapters in peer-reviewed books, and more than 75 peer-reviewed articles. He is an Associate Professor of Health Policy at Rutgers University and a Research Scholar at the Hastings Center. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in public policy from the SUNY Albany. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy at Yale University and is the President of the Aging and Politics Group for the American Political Science Association. He is the International Editor of the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, an Associate Editor of Health Economics Policy and Law, and a member of the editorial committee for the Hastings Center Report.
Michael C. Dunn is an Associate Editor of the Casebook Project, and the author of the Teaching and Learning Guide, and a number of ethics commentaries, within the Casebook. His main research interests currently focus on the ethical dimensions of community-based and long-term care practice, policy and law – in the UK and internationally. Michael works as a lecturer at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, where he directs both the undergraduate medical ethics and law curriculum in Oxford University’s Clinical School, and the Ethox Centre’s graduate research training programme. He sits on a number of advisory committees for ethics research studies and practice development activities, as well as serving as a member of both research and clinical ethics committees. Michael is the author of more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the fields of bioethics, medical, social welfare and family law, and health services research, and he has co-edited 2 books. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and the Book Reviews Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of Ethics and Social Welfare.
Calvin Ho Calvin Wai-Loon Ho is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Co-Head of the World Health Organization Collaborator Centre on Bioethics in Singapore. He is qualified as Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, an Assistant Director of Legal Aid Bureau, and is appointed a member of the Singapore Nursing Board. Calvin is also an Ethics Board member of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), as well as a member on the advisory committees for transplantation and on genetic testing of the Ministry of Health (Singapore). Calvin has published on global health law and ethics, research ethics and policy, health policy and governance, and is the co-editor of Bioethics in Singapore: The Ethical Microcosm (World Scientific, 2010), Genetic Privacy: An Evaluation of the Ethical and Legal Landscape (Imperial College Press, 2013), and the author of Juridification in Bioethics: Governance of Human Pluripotent Cell Research (Imperial College Press, 2016).
Jacob Moses was the designer of the original casebook website. He is currently a PhD candidate in History of Science at Harvard University, where his work focuses on ethics and governance in medicine and biotechnology. He was the New Media Director at The Hastings Center from 2011 to 2013. In this role he worked on many national outreach and education projects, including a NOVA documentary film for US public television. Moses has a longstanding interest in design communications across a variety of media. He graduated with honors in Science, Technology, and Society from Vassar College (New York) in 2007.
  Chee Soo Lian oversees the publishing of the Singapore Bioethics Casebook 2017. She has worked with writers in diverse fields ­from Singapore, Asia, the UK, the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her publishing and editorial projects in the social sector include A Handbook on Inequality, Poverty and Unmet Social Needs in Singapore by Catherine J. Smith, From Charity to Change: Social Investment in selected Southeast Asian countries, a publication aided by the Rockefeller Foundation in the Social Insight Research Series, and Social Space 2014/2015 and 2013/2013 – the annual publication of Lien Centre for Social Innovation. She is presently also the copy editor of the quarterly journal, The Singapore Architect. In her years in publishing, she owned an independent press, Cultured Lotus, specialising in books of Asian interests, and she had also worked with writers of Singapore and Malaysian literature in the then Heinemann Asia.
  Drake Lim develops the website of the Singapore Bioethics Casebook 2017. His experience includes starting out as a freelance web designer since his secondary school days dating back to 1996. When he was  a student with the Multimedia Computing Programme, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he was employed as the intern to develop a Macromedia Flash CD-ROM for students who were taking Physics at A-Level back in 2003. Upon graduation, he continued his career as a freelance designer and took on a myriad of projects, showing a flair in web design and user experience design. He was subsequently employed as a Multimedia Designer by a design & communications firm. Drake worked as a Web Designer designated to develop user interface design for online web applications with a renowned gaming technology company. His work also included designing Internet Banking Websites as well as mobile applications, focusing on user-interface graphics and user experience design for clients such as OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.