Deborah Zion

Deborah Zion

Associate Professor Deborah Zion has taught medical ethics for many years. She is currently the Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at Victoria University, and teaches in the PhD program.

Deborah Zion reviews 'Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian army' edited by Tom Frame and Albert Palazzo

March 2018, no. 399 03 January 2018
Deborah Zion reviews 'Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian army' edited by Tom Frame and Albert Palazzo
Miranda: Oh brave new world, that has such people in it ...Prospero: Tis new to thee ... The Tempest In July 1942 the Police Battalion 101 was ordered to murder all the older men, women, and children in Józefów, in Poland. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a member of the Nazi Party, led the battalion. He made an unprecedented offer. If any older members of the battalion felt unable to proceed, they could ... (read more)

Deborah Zion reviews 'Time to Die' by Rodney Syme

April 2017, no. 390 24 March 2017
Deborah Zion reviews 'Time to Die' by Rodney Syme
Ethicist, physician, and writer Eric Cassell has remarked that it is troubling that patients and laypersons consider the relief of suffering to be one of the primary ends of medicine, yet the medical profession neglects it. It is even more disturbing given that we are on a daily basis confronted with images of war, pain, and displacement. Rodney Syme’s book about ending life brings issues relati ... (read more)