Work by Jane Williams, supervised by Stacy Carter and Lucie Rychetnik
Jane conducted a systematic review of the literature on the organisation of cervical screening, a comprehensive analysis of marketing materials from cervical screening programs, and an analyses of in-depth interviews with experts and key stakeholders from Australia and other countries.
- What has it meant to ‘organise’ cervical cancer screening internationally? Is there a place for opportunistic screening in an organised program?
- Is the information provided in Australian promotional materials sufficient to support women’s consent to screen?
- How has cervical screening come to be organised in particular ways in different jurisdictions?
- How do experts talk about what makes a good cervical screening program?
- How are issues of individual consent and social justice considered by cervical screening experts when they’re considering population programs?
- What are the ethical implications for cervical screening in future?
Williams JH, Carter SM, Rychetnik L. ‘Organised’ cervical screening 45 years on: How consistent are organised screening practices? European Journal of Cancer. 2014;50(17): 3029–3038. Epub 2014/10/02.
Williams JH, Carter SM, Rychetnik L. Information provision in cervical screening in Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia. 2014;201(5):295-7. Epub 2014/08/29.
Williams JH, Carter SM. An empirical study of the ‘underscreened’ in organised cervical screening: experts focus on increasing opportunity as a way of reducing differences in screening rates. BMC Medical Ethics. 2016;17(1):1-12.
Williams J, Carter S, Rychetnik L. Contested Guideline Development in Australia’s Cervical Screening Program: Values Drive Different Views of the Purpose and Implementation of Organized Screening. Public Health Ethics. 2017;10(1):5-18.
Dr Williams’ thesis:
Williams J. An empirical ethics analysis of cervical screening organisation. Sydney: The University of Sydney; 2016.
Jane can be contacted on jane [dot] h [dot] williams [at] sydney [dot] edu [dot] au
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