EthicsSA Executive Director and former CEO Willem Landman's research and teaching background in bioethics enables EthicsSA to do educational work in bioethics. He was a professor in the Department of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina) (1994 - 2000) where he taught bioethics to medical students.
Since becoming founding CEO of EthicSA in 2000, Landman's educational work in bioethics has been through:
Offering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentations to professional healthcare bodies and organisations in the healthcare industry; and
His Professorship Extraordinaire at the Univeristy of Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he teaches periodically and serves as internal examiner for doctoral and master's degrees.
He co-founded (2000) and co-edited (2000 - 2008) the bioethics journalDeveloping World Bioethics, published by Blackwell Publishing in Oxford, England. Co-founder and co-editor Prof Udo SchÃlenk continues as co-editor and is currently based in Canada.
Some publications written by Prof WA Landman
The biomedical relevance of the ethics of health care organisations. South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, 1(1), June 2008, 20-23.
Some thoughts on etiquette and ethics in golf. Golf Club Management, 7(9), September 2007, 4-7. First author with Praveen Naidoo.
The Bioethics Reader: Editors Choice (book). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007 (co-editor with Ruth Chadwick, Helga Kuhse, Udo SchÃ¼klenk, and Peter Singer).
Bioethics in South Africa. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 15, 239-247, 2006. Second author with Solomon R. Benatar.
A proposal for legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia in South Africa (book chapter), in L.M. Kopelman and K.A. De Ville (Eds.): Physician-Assisted Suicide: What are the Issues (Philosophy and Medicine Volume 67S). Amsterdam: Kluwer, 2001, 203-225.
Medical ethics, moral reasoning and medical education: Introduction to special section of student essays. Current Surgery (Editorial), 57, 2000. Second author with K.A. De Ville.
Legalising advance directives in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 90(8), 785-787, August 2000. First author with L.D. Henley.
Rationing and children's constitutional health-care rights. South African Journal of Philosophy, 19(1), 41-50, 2000. Second author L.D. Henley.
Implementing children's constitutional health-care rights fairly. South African Medical Journal, 90, 601-4, 2000. First author with L.D. Henley.
Legalising assistance with dying in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 90(2), 113-116, February 2000.
The new medical marketplace: Six views. Current Surgery (Editorial), 56 (1/2), 70-71, 1999. First author with K.A. De Ville and T.L. Savitt.
Equitable rationing of highly specialised health care services for children: A perspective from South Africa. Journal of Medical Ethics, 25, 224-229,1999. First author with L.D. Henley.
Tensions in setting health-care priorities for South Africa's children. Journal of Medical Ethics, 24, 268-273, 1998. First author with L.D. Henley.
Physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia: A response. South African Medical Journal, 88, 242-243, 1998.
The ethics of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. South African Medical Journal, 87(7), July 1997, 866-869.
Moral standing, value, and environmental ethics. South African Journal of Philosophy, 14(1), 9-18, 1995.
Educated folly about animal minds and animal suffering. Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics, Summer 1993, 143-155 (published in 1994).
Appropriate health care as a human right: A philosophical perspective, in A.A. van Niekerk (Ed.): Health Care as Human Right. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch Press, 1993, 36-71. A publication of the Unit for Bioethics in the Centre for Applied Ethics.
Personal autonomy and medical paternalism: Withholding and withdrawing treatment from competent patients, in S.R. Benatar (Ed.): Bioethics debates in a changing South Africa. Proceedings of a University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine Symposium (22-23 July 1991). Cape Town: Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, 1992.
On excluding something from our gathering: The lack of moral standing of non-sentient entities, South African Journal of Philosophy, 10(1), 1991, 7-19.
The morality of killing and causing suffering: Reasons for rejecting Peter Singer's pluralistic consequentialism, South African Journal of Philosophy, 9(4), 1990, 159-171.
Cultural conservation and values in society: Who values what?, in I. Coetzee and G.-M. van der Waal (Eds.): The conservation of culture: Changing context and challenges. Pretoria: Conference organizers, 1988, 95-104. Proceedings of the South African Conference on the Conservation of Culture (Changing Context and Challenges): Cape Town, 6-10 June 1988.
Review article of Onora Oâ€™Neillâ€™s Faces of hunger: An essay on poverty, justice and development, South African Journal of Philosophy, 6(3), 1987, 105-107.
Moral obligations and medicine, in S.R. Benatar (Ed.): Medical ethics: Some philosophic considerations. Proceedings of a University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine Symposium (20 August 1986). Cape Town: Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, 1987, 107-136.
Review article of Tom Regan's The case for animal rights, South African Journal of Philosophy, 4(2), 1985, 71-72.
The problem of moral standing: A philosophical investigation of the moral status of entities (D.Phil. dissertation). Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University Press, 1985 (537pp.).
Abandoning the doctrine of the sanctity of human life, Humanitas: Journal for Research in the Human Sciences, 9(4), 1983, 381-401.
The moral equivalence of active and passive euthanasia, South African Journal of Philosophy, 1(1), 1982, 5-10.
Laws of nature and miraculous events, Journal of Theology in Southern Africa, 18 March 1977, 38-47.
Analytic philosophy and God-talk (published in Afrikaans), Tria Corda, 1, 1973, 48-56.
The cognitive quality of theological language: An investigation within the perspective of analytic philosophy of the cognitive status of God-talk, with special reference to the metatheological analyses of Antony Flew, Richard Braithwaite, Ian Ramsey, and John Hick (M.A. thesis; published in Afrikaans). Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University Press, 1973 (226pp.).