Dr. Sulmasy’s interests are at the intersection of medicine, ethics, and spirituality. He pursues theoretical investigations as well as empirical studies, concentrating on ethical issues in the care of patients at the end of life, the ethics of cost-containment and its effect on the physician-patient relationship, the effectiveness of ethics education, and spirituality in health care, particularly the spirituality of health care professionals.
Dr. Sulmasy is a general internist, and enjoys caring for patients with undiagnosed problems, chronic conditions, and caring for the adult members of families.
- Sugarman J, Sulmasy DP. Methods in Medical Ethics, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press: 2010.
- Sulmasy DP. The Rebirth of the Clinic: An Introduction to Spirituality in Health Care. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press: 2006.
- Sulmasy DP, Hughes MT, et al. How would terminally ill patients have others make decisions for them in the event of decisional incapacity? A longitudinal study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007; 55:1981-1988.
- Sulmasy DP. ‘Re-inventing’ the rule of double effect. In: The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics, ed. B Steinbock, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 114-149.
- Sulmasy DP, Terry PB., Weisman CS, Miller DJ, Stallings RY, Vettese MA, Haller KB.
The accuracy of substituted judgements inpatients with terminal diagnosis. Annals of
Internal Medicine 1998;128:621-629.