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  1. Content type: Meeting report

    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...

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

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

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  2. Content type: Research

    This paper explores definitions of death from the perspectives of several world and indigenous religions, with practical application for health care providers in relation to end of life decisions and organ and...

    Authors: Susan M Setta and Sam D Shemie

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:6

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Solomon Benatar

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

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  4. Content type: Review

    Contemporary psychiatry is becoming more biologically oriented in the attempt to elicit a biological rationale of mental diseases. Although mental disorders comprise mostly functional abnormalities, there is a...

    Authors: Yuliya Zaytseva, Raymond CK Chan, Ernst Pöppel and Andreas Heinz

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:4

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Moral philosophy and psychology have sought to define the nature of right and wrong, and good and evil. The industrial turn of the twentieth century fostered increasingly technological approaches that conjoine...

    Authors: Martina Darragh, Liana Buniak and James Giordano

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2015 10:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Pediatric health care workers (HCW) often perform, promote, and advocate use of public funds for animal research (AR). We aim to determine whether HCW consider common arguments (and counterarguments) in suppor...

    Authors: Ari R Joffe, Meredith Bara, Natalie Anton and Nathan Nobis

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:20

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Mohamed Y Rady and Joseph L Verheijde

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

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  8. Content type: Research

    Heidegger’s two modes of thinking, calculative and meditative, were used as the thematic basis for this qualitative study of physicians from seven countries (Canada, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, & Thai...

    Authors: David Cruise Malloy, Ronald Martin, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Peilai Liu, Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy, Ilhyeok Park, N Shalani, Masaaki Murakami and Suchat Paholpak

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:18

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Moral pluralism is the norm in contemporary society. Even the best philosophical arguments rarely persuade moral opponents who differ at a foundational level. This has been vividly illustrated in contemporary ...

    Authors: Ryan M Antiel, Katherine M Humeniuk and Jon C Tilburt

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:17

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    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...

    Authors: G Kevin Donovan

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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Thomas Lefèvre, Aude Lepresle and Patrick Chariot

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

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  13. Content type: Review

    End-of-life organ donation is controversial in Islam. The controversy stems from: (1) scientifically flawed medical criteria of death determination; (2) invasive perimortem procedures for preserving transplant...

    Authors: Mohamed Y Rady and Joseph L Verheijde

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:11

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Liana Buniak, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

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

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  15. Content type: Meeting report

    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...

    Authors: 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

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

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  16. Content type: Review

    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...

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

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

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  17. Content type: Research

    In his classic essay “The phenomenological approach to psychopathology”, Karl Jaspers defended the irreducible reality of the “subjective” mental symptoms and stressed the pivotal role of empathy in their diag...

    Authors: Panagiotis Oulis

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:6

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  18. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Abdul-Rasheed Rabiu and Kapil Sugand

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

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