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Philosophy of Psychiatry
Edited by: Derek Bolton
Extended deadline: 31st December 2021

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Perspectives on the Philosophy of Medicine
Edited by: Thomas Bohrer MD, Roberto Dell’Oro PhD, James Giordano PhD
Collection published: 4 July 2018

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The many meanings of ‘Quality’ in healthcare: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Edited by: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst
Collection published: 23 April 2015

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Medical ethics in informed consent
Edited by: Prof James Giordano, Dr Fernando Marques
Collection published: 7 January 2014

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Brain science, philosophy and ethics in medicine
Edited by: Prof. James Giordano, Dr. John Shook
Collection published: 3 January 2014
Published: 3 January 2014; Ongoing call for papers

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Medical tourism – concepts, ethics, and practices
Edited by: Prof Silke Schicktanz, Dr Tulsi Patel
Collection published: 20 August 2013

Cross journal collection
Towards a new psychiatry: Philosophical and ethical issues in classification, diagnosis and care
Edited by: Prof James Giordano
Collection published: 13 January 2012

Thematic series
Ethical Considerations: Organ transplantation and the definition of death in medical practice
Edited by: Dr Thomas S. Huddle
Collection published: 22 May 2007

A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics

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Given the growth, range, and rapid maturation of the field of neuroethics we provide an iterative, four-part document that affords a repository of international papers, books, and chapters that address the field in overview, and present discussion(s) of more particular aspects and topics of neuroethics.

Part 1: Overview and reviews – Defining and describing the field and its practices
Part 2: Neuroscientific studies of morality and ethics
Part 3: “Second tradition neuroethics” – Ethical issues in neuroscience
Part 4 - Ethical issues in clinical and social applications of neuroscience

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Calls for papers

PEHM welcomes innovative research at the intersection of medical ethics and bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and medical humanities from a variety of perspectives and contexts, and is currently calling for papers for the following thematic series.

What Have We Learned? Covid-19’s Lessons as Preparation for our Future

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the need for more than biotechnology to address patient, family and community concerns regarding healthcare delivery and fostering public health. While philosophy and ethics have begun to address these concerns, greater emphasis needs to be given to the other humanities disciplines to provide a more inclusive and richer understanding of the varying concepts of health and human flourishing of both individuals and societies around the world. The adequacy of this understanding will greatly impact our ability as a global community to effectively address the pandemics of today and tomorrow.

Aims and scope

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical and bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and medical humanities, the journal provides a forum for exploring and addressing how new developments in biomedicine foster philosophical, ethical and social issues, questions and possible solutions. The ethos of the journal acknowledges the importance of both obtaining new facts, tools and capabilities in medicine, and of engaging new ways of thinking about and expressing the meanings and effects of these emerging developments. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine encompasses the philosophical and ethical aspects of clinical research and practice, and also welcomes papers focusing upon medicine and humanities, including the history of medicine, and medicine and the arts. 

Important Update
The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine has appointed new editors who will soon be publishing a statement outlining editorial policies, aims, and scope.  In the meantime, we are focusing on our backlog of submissions, giving priority to research articles and reviews.  In the future, we plan to limit the article type “commentary" to submissions that address high priority topics of great significance to a wide variety of our readership. Commentaries should only be submitted upon invitation, therefore please contact us to discuss your idea before submitting. As we transition, we will be very selective in choosing which among our currently submitted commentaries to publish.

Latest commentaries

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On the arts and humanities in medical education 

Authors: Danielle G. Rabinowitz

Virtue and medical ethics education

Authors: Will Lyon

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