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Mr Daniel Rodger

Mr Daniel Rodger

daniel.rodger@lsbu.ac.uk

Radiography & Operating Department Practice

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2121-7167

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I joined LSBU in 2016, where I am a Senior Lecturer in Operating department practice at the Institute of Health and Social Care. I originally studied a DipHE in Operating department practice; I subsequently completed a top-up degree in the Sociology of Religion and History, an MA in Contemporary Ethics, and now working towards a PhD in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.

My main research interests are in perioperative care, bioethics, and applied ethics. My edited book the Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice (2nd edition) was published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press.

I have been a member of the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP) Education and Standards Committee since October 2017. In December 2021, we produced and published the Standards for Supporting Pre-Registration Operating Department Practitioner Education in Practice Placements.

I was also a Member of the Short Life Working Group for the Prevention of Surgical Fires. The report we produced and my own research were presented in Parliament on the 16th of December 2021 to debate whether surgical fires should become a 'never event'.

Courses taught

Operating Department Practice - BSc (Hons)

DipHE in Operating Department Practice

University of Surrey

2006
2008
MA in Contemporary Ethics

Heythrop College, University of London

2012
2015
PhD in Psychology

Birkbeck, University of London

2022
Operating Department Practitioner
Ashford and St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust

2009
2010
Other public sector
Senior Operating Department Practitioner
Evelina Children's Hospital

2010
2016
Other public sector
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Association for Perioperative Practice 2018RS179_HSC_D_Rodger_Multi-site SurveyPrincipal Investigator
College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP)

Member of the Education Standards Committee

June 2017
Reach and Impact

AHPs A Universe of Opportunities - Operating Department Practitioner (Jun 2019)


Filter publications

A fair exchange: why living kidney donors in England should be financially compensated
Rodger, D. and Venter, B. (2023). A fair exchange: why living kidney donors in England should be financially compensated. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-023-10171-x

Xenotransplantation and Lifelong Monitoring
Bobier, C., Rodger, D. and Hurst, D. (2023). Xenotransplantation and Lifelong Monitoring. American Journal of Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajt.2023.11.010

COVID-19 Vaccination Should not be Mandatory for Health and Social Care Workers.
Rodger, D. and Blackshaw, B. (2022). COVID-19 Vaccination Should not be Mandatory for Health and Social Care Workers. The New Bioethics. https://doi.org/10.1080/20502877.2022.2025651

The case for compulsory surgical smoke evacuation systems in the operating theatre
Rodger, D. (2021). The case for compulsory surgical smoke evacuation systems in the operating theatre. Clinical Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1177/14777509211063589

Mathieu Jaboulay's (1860–1913) contribution to xenotransplantation
Rodger, D. and Hurst, D.J. (2022). Mathieu Jaboulay's (1860–1913) contribution to xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation. p. e12765. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12765

Why we should stop using animal-derived products on patients without their consent.
Rodger, D. (2021). Why we should stop using animal-derived products on patients without their consent. Journal of Medical Ethics. https://doi.org/medethics-2021-107371

Surgical fires: still a burning issue in England and Wales
Rodger, D (2019). Surgical fires: still a burning issue in England and Wales. Journal of Perioperative Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458919861906

Quotas: Enabling Conscientious Objection to Coexist with Abortion Access.
Rodger, D. and Blackshaw, Bruce P (2020). Quotas: Enabling Conscientious Objection to Coexist with Abortion Access. Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10728-020-00419-5

Why Ectogestation Is Unlikely to Transform the Abortion Debate: a Discussion of ‘Ectogestation and the Problem of Abortion’
Rodger, D. (2020). Why Ectogestation Is Unlikely to Transform the Abortion Debate: a Discussion of ‘Ectogestation and the Problem of Abortion’. Philosophy & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-020-00436-1

The Problem with 'Suction Only' Methods to Reduce Surgical Smoke Exposure.
Rodger, D. (2022). The Problem with 'Suction Only' Methods to Reduce Surgical Smoke Exposure. Aesthetic plastic surgery. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-022-02917-4

Why we should not extend the 14-day rule
Blackshaw, B.P. and Rodger, D. (2021). Why we should not extend the 14-day rule. Journal of Medical Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2021-107317

Using animal-derived constituents in anaesthesia and surgery: the case for disclosing to patients
Rodger, D and Blackshaw, B (2019). Using animal-derived constituents in anaesthesia and surgery: the case for disclosing to patients. BMC Medical Ethics. 20 (14). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-019-0351-4

Impact of stigma on the care of postpartum women with severe mental illness
Rodger, D (2019). Impact of stigma on the care of postpartum women with severe mental illness. Evidence-Based Nursing. 22 (3), p. 81. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-102905

Why a right to life rules out infanticide: A final reply to Räsänen
Blackshaw, B. and Rodger, D. (2019). Why a right to life rules out infanticide: A final reply to Räsänen. Bioethics. 33 (8), pp. 965-967. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12646

Meeting the Epicurean Challenge: A Reply to Christensen
Blackshaw, B and Rodger, D (2019). Meeting the Epicurean Challenge: A Reply to Christensen. Journal of Medical Ethics. 45, pp. 478-479. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2018-105267

If fetuses are persons, abortion is a public health crisis
Blackshaw, B. and Rodger, D. (2021). If fetuses are persons, abortion is a public health crisis. Bioethics. 35 (5), pp. 465-472. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12874

Gestaticide: killing the subject of the artificial womb.
Rodger, D., Colgrove, N. and Blackshaw, B. (2020). Gestaticide: killing the subject of the artificial womb. Journal of Medical Ethics. https://doi.org/medethics-2020-106708

Parental Responsibilities and Moral Status
Blackshaw, BP and Rodger, Daniel (2020). Parental Responsibilities and Moral Status. Journal of Medical Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106173

Defining life from death: Problems with the somatic integration definition of life
Blackshaw, B. and Rodger, D. (2020). Defining life from death: Problems with the somatic integration definition of life. Bioethics. 34 (5), pp. 549-554. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12718

Why arguments against infanticide remain convincing - a reply to Joona Räsänen
Rodger, D, Blackshaw, B.P. and Wilcox, C. (2018). Why arguments against infanticide remain convincing - a reply to Joona Räsänen. Bioethics. 32 (3), pp. 215-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12423

Beyond infanticide: How psychological accounts of persons justify harming infants
Rodger, D, Blackshaw, B and Miller, C (2018). Beyond infanticide: How psychological accounts of persons justify harming infants. The New Bioethics. https://doi.org/10.1080/20502877.2018.1438771

Book Review: Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, choice, and disability in the prenatal clinic.
Rodger, D (2018). Book Review: Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, choice, and disability in the prenatal clinic. The New Bioethics. 24 (1), pp. 95-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/20502877.2018.1440723

Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management
Rodger, D (2018). Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 28 (4), pp. 95-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750458918762324

How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff
Rodger, D and Atwal, A (2018). How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff. Nursing Times. 114 (8), pp. 26-29.

Moral distress in healthcare assistants: A discussion with recommendations
Rodger, D., Blackshaw, B. and Young, A. (2018). Moral distress in healthcare assistants: A discussion with recommendations. Nursing Ethics. 26 (7-8), pp. 2306-2313. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733018791339

Ectogenesis and the case against the right to the death of the foetus
Blackshaw, BP and Rodger, D (2018). Ectogenesis and the case against the right to the death of the foetus. Bioethics. 33 (1), pp. 76-81. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12529

Generative AI entails a credit-blame asymmetry
Porsdam Mann, S., Earp, B.D., Nyholm, S., Danaher, J., Møller, N., Bowman-Smart, H., Hatherley, J., Koplin, J., Plozza, M., Rodger, D., Treit, P.V., Renard, G., McMillan, J. and Savulescu, J. (2023). Generative AI entails a credit-blame asymmetry. Nature Machine Intelligence. 5, pp. 472-475. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-023-00653-1

The aftermath of a perioperative death: who cares for the clinician?
Rodger, D and Hartley, H (2018). The aftermath of a perioperative death: who cares for the clinician? Evidence-Based Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-103018

From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge?
Rodger, D and Mahoney, C (2017). From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (5), pp. 248-251. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjha.2017.11.5.248

Students’ perceptions of debating as a learning strategy: A qualitative study
Rodger, D. and Stewart-Lord, A. (2019). Students’ perceptions of debating as a learning strategy: A qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice. 42, p. 102681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102681

An introduction to ethical theory for healthcare assistants
Rodger, D and Blackshaw, B (2017). An introduction to ethical theory for healthcare assistants. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (11), pp. 556-561. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjha.2017.11.11.556

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control in the Operating Department
Fielding, J. and Milligan, M. (2022). Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control in the Operating Department. in: Rodger, D., Henshaw, K., Rawling, P. and Miller, S (ed.) Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice Cambridge University Press (CUP). pp. 69-80

Xenotransplantation Clinical Trials and Equitable Patient Selection.
Bobier, C. and Rodger, D. (2023). Xenotransplantation Clinical Trials and Equitable Patient Selection. Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ : the international journal of healthcare ethics committees. https://doi.org/10.1017/S096318012300052X

Xenotransplantation: A historical ethical account of viewpoints
Rodger, D., Hurst, D. and Cooper, DKC. (2023). Xenotransplantation: A historical ethical account of viewpoints. Xenotransplantation. p. e12797. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12797

In defense of xenotransplantation research: Because of, not in spite of, animal welfare concerns
Bobier, C., Rodger, D., Hurst, D.J. and Omelianchuk, A. (2022). In defense of xenotransplantation research: Because of, not in spite of, animal welfare concerns. Xenotransplantation. 30 (1), p. 12791. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12791

Kidney xenotransplantation: future clinical reality or science fiction?
Rodger, D. and Cooper, D.K.C. (2022). Kidney xenotransplantation: future clinical reality or science fiction? Nursing and Health Sciences. 21 (1), pp. 161-170. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12994

Xenograft recipients and the right to withdraw from a clinical trial
Bobier, C., Rodger, D., Hurst, D. and Omelianchuk, A. (2024). Xenograft recipients and the right to withdraw from a clinical trial. Bioethics. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.13262

What is a scoping review?
Rodger, D., Admani, A. and Thomas, M. What is a scoping review? Evidence-Based Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2024-103969