Prof. Pierre Mallia

Prof. Pierre Mallia

Prof. Pierre Mallia

 M.D.,M.Phil.,M.A.(Law),Ph.D.(Nijmegen),M.R.C.P.(Lond.),F.R.C.G.P.(UK),I.C.G.P.(Dip.Therapeutics),C.Biol. 

Professor

Family Medicine and Patients' Rights
Bioethics Research Programme
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 1124
Professor Pierre Mallia qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1992. From then on he dedicated himself to Medical Ethics, Bioethics Ethics and Family Medicine. He was President of the Malta College of Family Doctors nine years. During his first term the specialisation of Family Medicine and Vocational Training which lead membership of the Malta College and the Royal College (MRCGP(INT)). He also introduced the Fellowship of the Malta College based on one's practice and work beyond the practice.

Most of his academic carrier is in Bio- and Clinical Ethics. He uses a method of facilitative learning rather than didactic teaching.

Main interests: Genetics, Neuroethics and Teaching Methods in Clinical Ethics.

Brief Curriculum Vitae

1. Professor of Bioethics, Family Medicine & Patients’ Rights, University of Malta
2. Coordinator, Bioethics Research Programme
3. Member, Faculty Board, Faculty of Medicine.
4. President, Malta College of Family Doctors
5. Coordinator, Eramsmus+ project, EndCare
6. Former Ethics Advisor to Medical Council
7. Chairman, Health Ethics Committee, DH.
8. Chairman, National Bioethics Consultative Committee.
9. Member Council of Europe Bioethics Committee
10. Maltese delegate UNESCO Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee.
11. Ethics Committee on Organ Transplants, Mater Dei Hospital.
12. Former Clinical Ethicist, Zammit Clapp Hospital
13. Regional ‘Expert Teacher in Bioethics’, UNESCO.
14. Visiting Professor, Laennec University, Lyon.
15. Visiting Professor, Postgraduate Foundation Programme
16. Chairman, Faculty Research Ethics Committee, Medical School.
17. Former Member, Research Ethics Committee, Institute of Health Care.
18. Former member of Faculty ‘Safety in Clinical Trials’ European Forum
Good Clinical Practice.
19. Former member of Executive Committee, European Society for Philosophy in Medicine
and Health Care
20. EU FP projects: Euroscreen 1, Euroscreen 2, EuroSOCAP,
PRIVIREAL (on data protection in medicine), PRIVILEGED (on data protection in
genetics), ChipMe, EndCare (coordinator)

Qualifications:

MD 1992 University of Malta
CBiol, 1993 Chartered Biologist
MIBiol 1993 Institute of Biology, London
MPhil 1998 Faculty of Arts, University of Malta
PhD 2002 University of Nijmegen, Holland
FRCGP (Hon.) 2006 Royal College of General Practitioners, UK
MRCP(London) 2007 Royal College of Physicians
Dip.Therapeutics2002 Irish College of General Practitioners
MA (law) 2008 University of Malta
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EMMERICH, N., MALLIA, P., GORDIJN, B. and PISTOIA, F., eds, 2020. Contemporary European Perspectives on the ethics of end of life. Switzerland: Springer-nature.

EMMERICH, N., MALLIA, P., GORDIJN, B. and PISTOIA, F., 2020. Future Developments in addressing end of life care. In: N. EMMERICH, P. MALLIA, B. GORDIJN and F. PISTOIA, eds, Contemporary European Perspectives on Emd of Life Care. Switzerland: Springer-nature, pp. 381-386.

MALLIA, P., October 2020. Allocation of resources in medicine - a moral imperative for doctors as well. Medicine. Curent views for core medical training exam revision and continuing professional development, Healthcare ethics and communication, 48(10), pp. 671-674.

MALLIA, P., 2020. Chapter 8. Catholicism and care at the end of life: theological foundations and philosophical reasoning. In: N. EMMERICH, P. MALLIA, B. GORDIJN and F. PISTOIA, eds, Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life. Switzerland: Springer-Nature, pp. 117 - 130.

MALLIA, P., 2020. End of Life Care: Ethical, legal, social issues and communication. Curriculum for Specialist Training in Family Medicine. 2nd edn. Malta: Malta College of Family Doctors, .

MALLIA, P., 2019. The ethical stages of publishing a research paper. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 13 (Suppl 1), pp. S44-S47.

MALLIA, P., 2019. Implications of the abortion referendum in Ireland. Malta Medical School Gazette, University of Malta, 3(1), pp. 4-7.

MALLIA, P., 2019. A Pound of Flesh - the Catholic controversy on tubal pregnancies. EC Gynaecology, 8(12), pp. 76-82.

MALLIA, P., 2018Sep. Ethics approval for a research study (1). Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), 124, pp. 46-48.

MALLIA, P., 2018. Ethics approval for a research study (2). Early Human Development (special issue), 124, pp. 49-52.

MALLIA, P., 2018. Informed consent in research. Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), 124, pp. 54-57.

MALLIA, P., 2018. Recruitment for Research. Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), 124, pp. 52-53.

MALLIA, P., 2018. The right to privacy. Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), 124, pp. 58-61.

MALLIA, P., 2018. Special cases of selective non-treatment and/or DNR in newborns. Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), 124, pp. 62-64.

MALLIA, P., 2018. The Vulnerability of Older People. In: M. FORMOSA, ed, Active and Healthy Aging in Malta. Gerontological and Geriatric Inquiries. Malta: Book Distributors Limited, pp. 183-200.

ABELA, M., GALEA, G. and MALLIA, P., 2017. Handling of third party information in the context of blood donation. Journal of the Malta College of Family Doctors, 6(1), pp. 4-5.

AQUILINA, K., MALLIA, P. and ELLUL, B., eds, 2017. Contemporay Issues of Medical Ethics and Law. Conference Proceedings 2012 - 2015. Tal-Qroqq, Malta: Medicine and Law Programme, Faculty of Laws, and, Bioethics Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of MaltaUniversity of Malta.

MALLIA, P., 2017. Developments in reproductive technology in a catholic country. In: K. AQUILINA, P. MALLIA and B. ELLUL, eds, Contemporay Issues of Medical Ethics and Law. Conference Proceedings 2012 - 2015. Malta: Medicine and Law Programme, Faculty of Laws, and, Bioethics Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta, pp. 238-252.

MALLIA, P., 2017. A practical comparison between Islamic and Christian end-of-life moral guidelins towards harmonisation of end of life care. In: K. AQUILINA, P. MALLIA and B. ELLUL, eds, Contemporay Issues of Medical Ethics and Law. Conference Proceedings 2012 - 2015. Malta: Medicine and Law Programme, Faculty of Law, and, Bioethics Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta, pp. 112-132.

MALLIA, P., 2017. The Precautionary Principle. In: M.J. WALKER, ed, CorporateTies that Bind. An examination of corporate manipulation and vested interest in public health. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, .

MALLIA, P., ELLUL, B. and ABELA, J., 2017. Attitudes of family doctors attached to the department of family medicine towards consulting and treating young adults. In: K. AQUILINA, P. MALLIA and B. ELLUL, eds, Contemporay Issues of Medical Ethics and Law. Conference Proceedings 2012 - 2015. University of Malta, Malta.: Medicine and Law Programme, Faculty of Laws, and, Bioethics Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta, pp. 18-26.

ABELA, J. and MALLIA, P., 2016. Maltese Doctors' views and experiences on end of life decisions and care. Maltese Medical Journal, 28(2), pp. 16-26.

ABELA, J. and MALLIA, P., 2016. Training in palliative medicine and Maltese doctors views: a cross sectional study. Journal of the Malta College of Family Doctors, 5(2), pp. 13-19.

MALLIA, P., 2015. Towards an ethical theory in disaster situations. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 18, pp. 3-11.

MALLIA, P., 2014. Consent, Informed. In: H. TEN HAVE, ed, Encyclopeadia of Global Bioethics Vol. 1. Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 754-761.

MALLIA, P., 2014. Does Betty Higden line on? Dicken's contribution to gerontology today. Journal of the International Institute on Aging, 4, pp. 23-25.

MALLIA, P., 2014. Malta. In: H. TEN HAVE and B. GORDIJN, eds, Handbook of Global Bioethics. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 1289-1304.

MALLIA, P., 2014. On Palliative Sedation. International journal of bioethics, 24(2),.

MALLIA, P., 2014. On the licitness of inducing palliative sedation and removal of artifical nutrition and hydration at the end of life. International journal of bioethics, 24(2), pp. 67-82.

MALLIA, P., DANIELE, R., SACCO, S., CAROLEI, A. and PISTOIA, F., 2014. Ethical aspects in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Journal of Pharmacological Design, 20(26), pp. 4299-4304.

MALLIA, P., 2013. Developments of IVF legislation in a Catholic country. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 16(3), pp. 385-390.

, Moral approaches to genetic screening and testing - Pierre Mallia - Google Books . Available: http://books.google.com.mt/books/about/Moral_approaches_to_genetic_screening_an.html?id=YFaKAAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y [1/11/2012, 2012].

MALLIA, P., 2012. The Nature of the Doctor-Patient Relationship. health Care Principles through the phenomenology of relationships with patients. 1st edn. USA: Springer.

MALLIA, P., 2012. Are clarifications of feeding and hydration in PVS needd by Cahtolic authorities? International journal of bioethics, 23(3-4), pp. 179-188.

MALLIA, P., 2012. Development and status of bioethics in Malta. In: H. TEN HAVE and B. GORDIJN, eds, Compendium and Atlas of Global Bioethics. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 34-38.

MALLIA, P., 2012. Gender issues and the elderly: are working parents affecting negatively the Maltese elderly population? United Nations Journal of the International Journal on Aging, 22(2), pp. 2-6.

MALLIA, P., 2012. Is there a mediterranean bioethics? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 15, pp. 419-429.

MALLIA, P., 2012. The Nature of the Doctor-Patient Relationship. London, Dordrecht, Amsterdam: Springer Briefs.

MALLIA, P., ELLUL, B. and ABELA, J., 2012. Attitudes of family doctors towards consulting and treating young adults in Malta. Maltese Medical Journal, 24(3), pp. 34-38.

MALLIA, P., 2011. Biobanking in Malta. In: R. PEGORARO and L. CAENAZZO, eds, Biobanks in the Mediterranean Area. Padova: Fondazione Lanza, pp. 79-86.

MALLIA, P. and ABELA, J., 2011. An evaluation of the Palliative Care Module in the Specialist Training Programme in Family Medicine. Malta Medical Journal, 22(4), pp. 26-33.

MALLIA, P., 2010. Biopsychosocial and end-of-Life Care - timely intervention for Elderly. Journal of the International Institute on Aging, 20(4), pp. 22-29.

MALLIA, P., 2010. Clinical intervention in aging: ethicolegal issues in assessing risk and benefit. Clinical interventions in aging, 5, pp. 373-380.

MALLIA, P., 2010. Problems faced with legislating for IVF technology in a Roman Catholic country. Medicine, health care, and philosophy, 13(1), pp. 77-87.

MALLIA, P., 2010. Problems faced with legislating for IVF technology in a Roman Catholic country. Medicine, health care, and philosophy, 13(1), pp. 77-87.

MALLIA, P., DEGABRIELE, P., ABELA, J., BORG, R., CILIA, S. and SCIORTINO, P., 2006. Summative Assessment for theSpecialist Training Programme in Family Medicine. Malta: Malta College of Family Doctors.

MALLIA, P., 2005. Advancing Advance Directives. United Nations Journal of the International Journal on Aging, 15(2), pp. 27-30.

MALLIA, P., 2005. The use of emergency hormonal contraception in cases of rape--revisiting the Catholic position. Human reproduction and genetic ethics, 11(2), pp. 35-42.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2005. Applying theological developments to bioethical issues such as genetic screening. Ethics & medicine : a Christian perspective on issues in bioethics, 21(2), pp. 95-107.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2005. Pragmatic approaches to genetic screening. Medicine, health care, and philosophy, 8(1), pp. 69-77.

MALLIA, P., 2004. Research Ethics Committees in Malta. In: D. BEYLEVELD, D. TOWNEND and J. WRIGHT, eds, Research Ethics Committees, Data Protection and Medical Reseearch in European Countries. England and USA: Ashgate, pp. 149-152.

MALLIA, P., CAUCHI, M., REFALO, I. and CALLEJA, E., 2004. Implementation of Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC in Malta. In: D. BEYLEVELD, D.R. TOWNEND S. and J. WRIGHT, eds, Implementation of the Data Protection Directive in Relation to Medical Research in Europe. England and USA: Ashgate, pp. 255-272.

MALLIA, P., 2003. National Regulations on Ethics and Research in Malta. Brussels: European Commission.

MALLIA, P.'. and TEN HAVE, H., 2003. Should Family Doctors Counsel Patients on Genetic Testing and Screening? The Family Physician, 23, pp. 2-6.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2003. Can the four principles help in genetic screening decision-making? Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy, 11(2), pp. 131-140.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2003. Eugenics and the new genetics. Journal international de bioethique = International journal of bioethics, 14(3-4), pp. 17-32.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2003. From what should we protect future generations: germ-line therapy or genetic screening? Medicine, health care, and philosophy, 6(1), pp. 17-24.

MALLIA, P. and TEN HAVE, H., 2003. Reappraising genetic screening and testing through the phenomenology of the doctor-patient relationship. Journal international de bioethique = International journal of bioethics, 14(3-4), pp. 45-58.

MALLIA, P., 2002. The case of the Maltese Siamese Twins--when moral arguments balance out should parental rights come into play. Medicine, health care, and philosophy, 5(2), pp. 205-209.

MALLIA, P., in print. Developing pathways towards improving end of life care and advanced care planning. In: P. MALLIA, N. EMMERICH, B. GORDIJN and F. PISTOIA, eds, Challenges to End of Life Care: A Global Issue. Opportunities, Training and Pathways. Switzerland: Springer-Nature, .

MALLIA, P., in print. General Practice and care at the end of life. How family practice changes accoridng to country. In: P. MALLIA, N. EMMERICH, B. GORDIJN and F. PISTOIA, eds, Challenges to End of Life Care: A Global Issue. Opportunities, Training and Pathways. Switxerland: Spinger-Nature, .

MALLIA, P., in print. Maternal - Fetal Ethics. In: T. MAHMOUD, ed, The EBCOG Postgraduate Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, .

MALLIA, P., in print. What makes a good death? Acknowledging global cultural and social issues. In: P. MALLIA, N. EMMERICH, B. GODIJN and F. PSITOIA, eds, Challenges to End of Life Care: A Global Issue. Opportunities, Training and Pathways. Switzerland: Springer-Nature, .

MALLIA, P., Ethics approval for a research study (2). Early Human Development (special Issue - Writing a Scientific Paper), .

  • BIO2050 - Science, Society and Ethics
  • HSC5123 - Critical/Creative Thinking in Ethical Applications to Health Care
  • IHC1007 - Ethics for Health Professions
  • MDS1023 - Introduction to Medical Ethics and Professionalism
  • MDS2034 - Psychological and Social Aspects of Health Care and Ethics
  • MDS3002 - Research Skills
  • MDS4015 - Geriatric Medicine, Oncology and Palliative Care
  • MDS4016 - Family Medicine
  • MDS5400 - Ethics in Biomedical and Biomechanical Science
  • MLS4001 - Laboratory Management 1 and 2 / Ethics
  • MRT5280 - Ethical Issues in Genetics
  • NUR1308 - Ethical and Legal Aspects of Mental Health Nursing
  • PAT4000 - Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • PHL5503 - Basics in Research Methods
listed as 'in progress' or 'in publication' in Research Interests and Publications:

Chapter by Invitation on Materno-Fetal Ethics in Cambridge Textbook On Gynaecoogy, The EBCOG
Postgraduate Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (editor: Prof. Tahir Mahmood – Immediate Past
Pressident of the EBCOG), Cambridge University Press in progress

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