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  1. Commentary

    Nonconsensual withdrawal of nutrition and hydration in prolonged disorders of consciousness: authoritarianism and trustworthiness in medicine

    The Royal College of Physicians of London published the 2013 national clinical guidelines on prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC) in vegetative and minimally conscious states. The guidelines acknowledge...

    Mohamed Y Rady and Joseph L Verheijde

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:16

    Published on: 7 November 2014

  2. Editorial

    Ebola, epidemics, and ethics - what we have learned

    The current Ebola epidemic has presented challenges both medical and ethical. Although we have known epidemics of untreatable diseases in the past, this particular one may be unique in the intensity and rapidi...

    G Kevin Donovan

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:15

    Published on: 24 October 2014

  3. Research

    Reassessing the approach to informed consent: the case of unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adult thalassemia patients

    The informed consent process is the legal embodiment of the fundamental right of the individual to make decisions affecting his or her health., and the patient’s permission is a crucial form of respect of free...

    Salvatore Pisu, Giovanni Caocci, Ernesto d’Aloja, Fabio Efficace, Adriana Vacca, Eugenia Piras, Maria Grazia Orofino, Carmen Addari, Michela Pintor, Roberto Demontis, Federica Demuru, Maria Rita Pittau, Gary S Collins and Giorgio La Nasa

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:13

    Published on: 12 August 2014

  4. Research

    An alternative to current psychiatric classifications: a psychological landscape hypothesis based on an integrative, dynamical and multidimensional approach

    Mental disorders as defined by current classifications are not fully supported by scientific evidence. It is unclear whether main disorders should be broken down into separate categories or disposed along a co...

    Thomas Lefèvre, Aude Lepresle and Patrick Chariot

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:12

    Published on: 17 July 2014

  5. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 1: overview and reviews – defining and describing the field and its practices

    Neuroethics entails investigations of neurocognitive mechanisms of morality and ethics; and studies and address of the ethical issues spawned by the use of neuroscience and its technologies to investigate cogn...

    Liana Buniak, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:9

    Published on: 16 May 2014

  6. Meeting report

    The 9th annual INDUS-EM 2013 Emergency Medicine Summit, “Principles, Practices, and Patients,” a level one international meeting, Kerala University of Health Sciences and Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India, October 23–27, 2013

    INDUS-EM is India’s only level one conference imparting and exchanging quality knowledge in acute care. Specifically, in general and specialized emergency care and training in trauma, burns, cardiac, stroke, e...

    Mamta Swaroop, Sagar C Galwankar, Stanislaw PA Stawicki, Jayaraj M Balakrishnan, Tamara Worlton, Ravi S Tripathi, David P Bahner, Sanjeev Bhoi, Colin Kaide and Thomas J Papadimos

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:8

    Published on: 6 May 2014

  7. Review

    Ethical pharmaceutical promotion and communications worldwide: codes and regulations

    The international pharmaceutical industry has made significant efforts towards ensuring compliant and ethical communication and interaction with physicians and patients. This article presents the current statu...

    Jeffrey Francer, Jose Zamarriego Izquierdo, Tamara Music, Kirti Narsai, Chrisoula Nikidis, Heather Simmonds and Paul Woods

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:7

    Published on: 29 March 2014

  8. Review

    Has the sanctity of life law ‘gone too far’?: analysis of the sanctity of life doctrine and English case law shows that the sanctity of life law has not ‘gone too far’

    The medical profession consistently strives to uphold patient empowerment, equality and safety. It is ironic that now, at a time where advances in technology and knowledge have given us an increased capacity t...

    Abdul-Rasheed Rabiu and Kapil Sugand

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:5

    Published on: 22 February 2014

  9. Research

    Performance enhancement, elite athletes and anti doping governance: comparing human guinea pigs in pharmaceutical research and professional sports

    In light of the World Anti Doping Agency’s 2013 Code Revision process, we critically explore the applicability of two of three criteria used to determine whether a method or substance should be considered for ...

    Silvia Camporesi and Michael J McNamee

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:4

    Published on: 5 February 2014

  10. Meeting report

    Should assisted dying be legalised?

    When an individual facing intractable pain is given an estimate of a few months to live, does hastening death become a viable and legitimate alternative for willing patients? Has the time come for physicians t...

    Thomas D G Frost, Devan Sinha and Barnabas J Gilbert

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:3

    Published on: 15 January 2014

  11. Research

    The phenomenological-existential comprehension of chronic pain: going beyond the standing healthcare models

    A distinguishing characteristic of the biomedical model is its compartmentalized view of man. This way of seeing human beings has its origin in Greek thought; it was stated by Descartes and to this day it stil...

    Daniela Dantas Lima, Vera Lucia Pereira Alves and Egberto Ribeiro Turato

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:2

    Published on: 10 January 2014

  12. Research

    Promoting social responsibility amongst health care users: medical tourists’ perspectives on an information sheet regarding ethical concerns in medical tourism

    Medical tourists, persons that travel across international borders with the intention to access non-emergency medical care, may not be adequately informed of safety and ethical concerns related to the practice...

    Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks and Rory Johnston

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:19

    Published on: 6 December 2013

  13. Research

    The place of words and numbers in psychiatric research

    In recent decades, there has been widespread debate in the human and social sciences regarding the compatibility and the relative merits of quantitative and qualitative approaches in research. In psychiatry, d...

    Bruno Falissard, Anne Révah, Suzanne Yang and Anne Fagot-Largeault

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:18

    Published on: 18 November 2013

  14. Research

    Neuroethics, confidentiality, and a cultural imperative in early onset Alzheimer disease: a case study with a First Nation population

    The meaningful consideration of cultural practices, values and beliefs is a necessary component in the effective translation of advancements in neuroscience to clinical practice and public discourse. Society’s...

    Shaun Stevenson, B Lynn Beattie, Richard Vedan, Emily Dwosh, Lindsey Bruce and Judy Illes

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:15

    Published on: 16 October 2013

  15. Research

    Is acting on delusions autonomous?

    In this paper the question of autonomy in delusional disorders is investigated using a phenomenological approach. I refer to the distinction between freedom of intentional action, and freedom of the will, and ...

    Jann E Schlimme

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:14

    Published on: 14 October 2013

  16. Research

    The moral psychology of rationing among physicians: the role of harm and fairness intuitions in physician objections to cost-effectiveness and cost-containment

    Physicians vary in their moral judgments about health care costs. Social intuitionism posits that moral judgments arise from gut instincts, called “moral foundations.” The objective of this study was to determ...

    Ryan M Antiel, Farr A Curlin, Katherine M James and Jon C Tilburt

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:13

    Published on: 8 September 2013

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