Assoc. Professor Jacqueline Chin
BA (Hons), B. Phil, D. Phil
Associate Professor and Acting Director
Contact No. : 6516 8039
Dr Jacqueline Chin is Associate Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Trained as a moral philosopher through a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, her research of the past nine years addresses national and globally-relevant capacity-building in biomedical ethics. She has conceptualized 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; Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families (2014), an online casebook (www.bioethicscasebook.sg) which recently featured in a 2015 Hastings Center Report’s special collection of papers on Bioethics Education by the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; and Care Transitions in Aging Societies, which engages with ethical challenges of eldercare among health workers in community care settings.
Her publications in medical education include 'Does Ethics Education Produce Ethical Doctors' (2007) and 'Evaluating the Effects of an Integrated Medical Ethics Curriculum on First-Year Students' (2011), co-authored with Alastair V Campbell and Teck-Chuan Voo, et al. Other research publications and commentaries include: 'Integration of palliative and supportive cancer care in Asia' in the Lancet Oncology (2012), 'Transplant tourism or international transplant medicine? A case for making the distinction' in the American Journal of Transplantation (2012), and ‘Evolving legal responses to dependence on families in New Zealand and Singapore healthcare’ in the Journal of Medical Ethics (2012), ‘Where families and healthcare meet.’ Journal of Medical Ethics (2014), Clarifying the best interests standard: The elaborative and enumerative strategies in public policy-making, Journal of Medical Ethics (2016).
Associate Professor Chin was Director of the Undergraduate HeLP Track (AY 2013-14), Director of Graduate Studies (2013-2016), and is Research Director at CBmE (2014 - ), member of the hospital ethics committees of the National University Hospital, Ang Mo Kio-Thye Kuan Hospital, and the Institute of Mental Health, the Honorary Secretary of the National Ethics Capability Committee of the Singapore (2014 - ), Ministry of Health, a member of the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Laypersons (2009 - ), Member, National Genomic Medicine Strategy Workgroup (2015 -), and a current Board Member of the International Association of Bioethics (2012 - ).
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