Dr. Abraham Rudnick

Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Associate Professor



1999 Ph.D., Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1999 M.Psych., Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1990 M.D., Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel

1985 B.Med.Sc., Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel

Publications (Selected)

  1. Rudnick A. (2011). On the notion of (medical) invasiveness. Health Care Analysis. 19, 99-106.
  2. Rudnick A., and Roe D. (2011) . Foundations and ethics of person-centered approaches to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), In Rudnick A, Roe D (eds). Serious Mental Illness: Person-Centered Approaches. Oxford: Radcliffe, pp. 8-18.
  3. Rudnick A., Forchuk C., and Szmukler G. (2011). Ethical framework for community mental health. In Thornicroft G, Szmukler G, Mueser KT, Drake RE (eds). Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 223-229.
  4. Wada K., and Rudnick A. (2010), The risk-related approach to assessment of capacity to consent of refuse medical treatment: A critical review. International Journal of Ethics. 6, 351 -362.
  5. Rudnick A. (2010), Some philosophical reflections on orthomolecular psychiatry [editorial]. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. 25, 52-55.
  6. Rudnick A. (2009), Psychiatric rehabilitation and the notion of technology in psychiatry. In Phillips J (ed). Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 203-213.
  7. Rudnick A. (2008), A process-theoretic approach to psychiatric classification. Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry Bulletin. 15, 7-9.
  8. Rudnick A. (2008), Recovery from schizophrenia: a philosophical framework. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 11, 267-278.
  9. Rudnick A., and Weijer C. (2008), Ethics and schizophrenia. In Meuser KT, Jeste DV (eds). The Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia. New York: Guilford, 624-630.
  10. Rudnick A. (2008), Ethical implications of emotional impairment. In Charland L, Zachar P (eds). Fact and Value in Emotion. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 87-99.
  11. Rudnick A. (2008), Ethics in rehabilitation. In Stone JH, Blouin M (eds). International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. Available to:
  12. Rudnick A. (2007), Other-consciousness and the use of animals as illustrated in medical experiments. Journal of Applied Philosophy. 24, 202-208.
  13. Rudnick A. (2007), Processes and pitfalls of dialogical bioethics. Health Care Analysis. 15, 123-135.
  14. Roe D., Rudnick A., and Gill KJ. (2007), The concept of “being in recovery”. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 30, 171-173.
  15. Notzer N., Abramovitch H., Dado-Harari R., Abramovitz R., and Rudnick A. (2005), Medical students’ ethical, legal and cross-cultural experiences during their clinical studies. Israeli Medical Association Journal. 7, 58-61.
  16. Rudnick A. (2004), An introductory course in philosophy of medicine. Medical Humanities. 30, 54-56.
  17. Rudnick A, and Roe D. (2004), Normal variants of competence to consent to treatment. HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum. 16: 129-137.
  18. Rudnick A. (2003), Paranoia and reinforced dogmatism: beyond critical rationality. Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 33, 339-350.
  19. Rudnick A. (2003), The right not to know. In Carmi A (ed). Informed Consent. Haifa: UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, 27-28.
  20. Rudnick A. (2002), Informed consent to breaking bad news. Nursing Ethics. 9, 61-66.
  21. Rudnick A. (2002), The notion of health: a conceptual analysis. Israel Medical Association Journal. 4, 83-85.
  22. Rudnick A. (2002), The goals of psychiatric rehabilitation: an ethical analysis. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 25, 310-313.
  23. Rudnick A. (2002), Depression and competence to refuse psychiatric treatment. Journal of Medical Ethics. 28, 151-155.
  24. Rudnick A. (2002), The molecular turn in psychiatry: a philosophical analysis. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 27, 287-296.
  25. Rudnick A. (2002), The ground of dialogical bioethics. Health Care Analysis. 10, 391-402.
  26. Rudnick A. (2001), A meta-ethical critique of care ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 22, 505-517
  27. Munitz H., and Rudnick A. (2000), Thebiopsychosocial model of medicine revisited: a meta-theoretical excursion. Israel Journal of Psychiatry. 37, 266-270.
  28. Rudnick A. (2000), The ends of medical intervention and the demarcation of the normal from the pathological. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 25, 569-580.
  29. Rudnick A. (1999), Consultation Ethics: principles and application, Journal of the Israeli Association for Organization Development. 12, 64-65.
  30. Rudnick A. (1997), On the notion of psychosis: the DSM-IV in perspective. Psychopathology. 30, 298-302.
  31. Rudnick A. (1990), Towards a rationalization of biological psychiatry: a study in psychobiological epistemology. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 15, 75-96