Judy Andre’s work now focuses on issues raised by globalization. In practical terms these include public health at home and abroad, the ethics of development aid, and the effects of economic systems on health. In philosophical terms, globalization creates pressures on our understanding of virtues, and offers resources for rethinking them. (Buddhism, for instance, has important things to say about compassion. Environmental degradation is a vice in need of a name.)
Globalization also highlights a fundamental question in capitalism: what are the limits of the market? Should organs be for sale, or wombs for rent? Andre’s interest in virtue theory has roots in her earlier work on moral luck, moral distress, and moral development. Her interest in commodification began with her paper on blocked exchanges.
Moral Distress in Nursing Practice in Malawi. Nursing Ethics. 2012; 19: 196-207.
The Virtue of Honoring Oneself. In: O’Reilly A, ed. Maternal Thinking: Philosophy, Politics, Practice. Toronto: Demeter Press; 2009.
Disease. In: Callicott JB, Frodeman R, eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. MacMillan Reference Books; 2008.
Learning to Listen: Second Order Moral Perception and the Work of Bioethics. In: Eckenwiler L, Cohn F, eds. The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2007: 220-8.
Bioethics as Practice. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; 2002.
Selected Achievements and Awards
Invited panel member: 9th World Congress of Bioethics, Rijeka, Croatia
Colloquium: Institute for Biomedical Law and Ethics, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Outstanding University Woman Faculty Award, Faculty-Professional Women’s Association, MSU