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Peter Koch, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Peter Koch, PhD Peter Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy | Villanova University

Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES

Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Harm

Brain Death

Euthanasia

Philosophy of Disability

Philosophy of Disease

Physician Assisted Suicide

Well-Being

Biography

Peter Koch is an assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, focused in biomedical ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of medicine. Peter is an experienced Clinical Ethics consultant with a demonstrated history of working in high volume critical care and nursing care settings. His publication topics include patient welfare, the metaphysics of brain death, and a range of issues within biomedical and clinical ethics. Peter frequently presents research to clinical and academic audiences both nationally and internationally.

Education (2)

Loyola University of Maryland: B.S.

State University of New York at Buffalo: Ph.D.

Select Accomplishments (2)

SUNY Buffalo Department of Philosophy Outstanding Teacher Award

2013

SUNY Buffalo Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award

2013

Affiliations (5)

  • Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center Clinical Ethics Service
  • The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care
  • Romanell Center for Bioethics and Humanities: Buffalo NY. Associate Fellow
  • The American Catholic Philosophical Association

Select Academic Articles (4)

We don’t need unilateral DNRs: taking informed non-dissent one step further Journal of Medical Ethics

Real de Asua D, Lee K, Koch P, de Melo-Martin I.

Forthcoming

Moral Courage in the ICU Journal of Hospital Ethics

Craenen, G. and Koch, P.

Forthcoming

Building a Vibrant Clinical Ethics Consultation Service The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Bruce C, Lapointe J, Koch P, Lee K, Fedson S.

2018

What’s in a Name? How “Deep Brain Stimulation” May Influence Patients’ Perceptions American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience

Koch, P.

2019

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