Biography - D Rabb

J. Douglas Rabb, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, founding member of CHCE and former chair of the Philosophy Department of Lakehead University.  He has published research articles on Nursing Ethics, Dental Ethics, Environmental Ethics and the History of Philosophy including Native American Philosophy.  His major research interest in health care ethics is related to cross-cultural values.  He is the author and editor of a number of books, most notably with co-author Ojibwa philosopher Dennis H. McPherson, Indian From The Inside, 1993, and 2nd revised edition 2011.  His more recent publications in medical ethics include with Prof. McPherson "Further Reflections on the Seven Grandfathers: Bringing Native American Values to Bioethics," The American Journal of Bioethics (2016); with Dennis McPherson and Connie Nelson "Applied Research Ethics with Aboriginal Peoples: A Canadian Dilemma," National Centre for Ethics in Human Research (2004), and with J. Michael Richardson, "Medical Ethics, Clinical Judgment and Cognitive Science," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, (2008).  He has also published two books on narrative ethics through literature and popular culture with Dr. Richardson: The Existential Joss Whedon: Evil and Human Freedom in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly,” and “Serenity” (2007), and Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist: Narrative Ethics of the Bard and The Buffyverse (2015).   Doug is also a certified Tai Chi instructor and teaches in the Tai Chi for Arthritis program of the Peng You Taiji Quan Association.  He is co-editor of the Association's Newsletter, The Taiji Post, and also co-editor of the English language translation of Taiji Qigong Six Forms for Health (Philokinesis, 2002).