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  1. Research

    Conceptualizing suffering and pain

    This article aims to contribute to a better conceptualization of pain and suffering by providing non-essential and non-naturalistic definitions of both phenomena. Contributions of classical evidence-based medi...

    Noelia Bueno-Gómez

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:7

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  2. Commentary

    Ethical, legal and societal considerations on Zika virus epidemics complications in scaling-up prevention and control strategies

    Much of the fear and uncertainty around Zika epidemics stem from potential association between Zika virus (ZIKV) complications on infected pregnant women and risk of their babies being born with

    Ernest Tambo, Ghislaine Madjou, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Oluwasogo A. Olalubi, Chryseis F. Chengho and Emad I.M. Khater

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:3

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  3. Research

    Developing an informational tool for ethical engagement in medical tourism

    Medical tourism, the practice of persons intentionally travelling across international boundaries to access medical care, has drawn increasing attention from researchers, particularly in relation to potential ...

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

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:4

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  4. Editorial

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: Part 4 - Ethical issues in clinical and social applications of neuroscience

    As a discipline, neuroethics addresses a range of questions and issues generated by basic neuroscientific research (inclusive of studies of putative neurobiological processes involved in moral and ethical cogn...

    Kira Becker, John R. Shook, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:1

    Published on: 31 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:2

  5. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 3 – “second tradition neuroethics” – ethical issues in neuroscience

    Neuroethics describes several interdisciplinary topics exploring the application and implications of engaging neuroscience in societal contexts. To explore this topic, we present Part 3 of a four-part bibliogr...

    Amanda Martin, Kira Becker, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:7

    Published on: 19 September 2016

  6. Meeting report

    Varsity Medical Ethics Debate 2015: should nootropic drugs be available under prescription on the NHS?

    The 2015 Varsity Medical Ethics debate convened upon the motion: “This house believes nootropic drugs should be available under prescription”. This annual debate between students from the Universities of Oxfor...

    Emma Thorley, Isaac Kang, Stephanie D’Costa, Myrto Vlazaki, Olaoluwa Ayeko, Edward H. Arbe-Barnes and Casey B. Swerner

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:6

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  7. Research

    The wizard behind the curtain: programmers as providers

    It is almost universally accepted that traditional provider-patient relationships should be governed, at least in part, by the ethical principles set forth by Beauchamp and Childress (Beauchamp and Childress, ...

    Mark A. Graber and Olivia Bailey

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:4

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  8. Research

    Maternal participant experience in a South African birth cohort study enrolling healthy pregnant women and their infants

    Critical to conducting high quality research is the ability to attract and retain participants, especially for longitudinal studies. Understanding participant experiences and motivators or barriers to particip...

    Whitney Barnett, Kirsty Brittain, Katherine Sorsdahl, Heather J. Zar and Dan J. Stein

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:3

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  9. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2015).

    Kevin G. Donovan and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:1

    Published on: 1 March 2016

  10. Review

    Doctor can I buy a new kidney? I've heard it isn't forbidden: what is the role of the nephrologist when dealing with a patient who wants to buy a kidney?

    Organ trafficking is officially banned in several countries and by the main Nephrology Societies. However, this practice is widespread and is allowed or tolerated in many countries, hence, in the absence of a ...

    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Laura Sacchetti, Laura Verzè and Franco Cavallo

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:13

    Published on: 18 December 2015

  11. Research

    A charter for biomedical research ethics in a progressive, caring society

    Given that advances in research continuously raise new ethical issues, a multidisciplinary working group of investigators involved in biomedical research has gathered to discuss and compare ethical viewpoints ...

    Sylvie Vandoolaeghe, Alessandra Blaizot, Danie Boudiguet, Valérie Bougault, Eduardo Dei Cas, Benoît Foligne, Anne Goffard, Hélène Lefranc, Bénédicte Oxombre, Thomas Trentesaux, Bernard Vandenbunder, Isabelle Wolowczuk and Laurence Delhaes

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:12

    Published on: 13 November 2015

  12. Meeting report

    This house believes the NHS should be privatised — 1st southwest medical debate

    The inaugural southwest medical debate, between Exeter and Plymouth medical schools and respective health services, was held on the 3rd December 2014. Plymouth proposed the motion “This house believes the NHS ...

    K. Naguleswaran, T. Tribedi, J. Fenn and S.B. Patel

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:11

    Published on: 22 September 2015

  13. Meeting report

    The 2014 Varsity Medical Ethics Debate: should we allow genetic information to be patented?

    The 2014 Varsity Medical Ethics debate convened upon the motion: “This house believes that genetic information should not be commoditised”. This annual debate between students from the Universities of Oxford a...

    Kiloran H.M. Metcalfe, Calum A. Worsley, Casey B. Swerner, Devan Sinha, Ravi Solanki, Krithi Ravi and Raj S. Dattani

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:8

    Published on: 20 May 2015

  14. Commentary

    Explaining and responding to the Ebola epidemic

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is not merely a biomedical problem that can be seen in isolation and dealt with only through emergency medical rescue processes. The ethical dilemmas surfaced by this epidemic...

    Solomon Benatar

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:5

    Published on: 4 March 2015

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