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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Silvia Camporesi and Michael J McNamee

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

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  14. Content type: Meeting report

    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...

    Authors: Thomas D G Frost, Devan Sinha and Barnabas J Gilbert

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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  17. Content type: 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...

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

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

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  18. Content type: Research

    Good nutrition plays an important role in the optimal growth, development, health and well-being of individuals in all stages of life. Healthy eating can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart dise...

    Authors: Jacquineau Azétsop and Tisha R Joy

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:16

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Jann E Schlimme

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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  22. Content type: Research

    Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) remain recalcitrant to the medical profession, proving less suitable for homogenic treatment with respect to their aetiology, taxonomy and diagnosis. While the majority of ...

    Authors: Thor Eirik Eriksen, Roger Kerry, Stephen Mumford, Svein Anders Noer Lie and Rani Lill Anjum

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    The socio-ethical concerns regarding exploitation in commercial surrogacy are premised on asymmetric vulnerability and the commercialization of women’s reproductive capacity to suit individualistic motives. In...

    Authors: Sheela Saravanan

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Infertile couples that travel to another country for reproductive treatment do not refer to themselves as “reproductive tourists”. They might even be offended by this term. “Tourism” is a metaphor with hidden ...

    Authors: Sharon Bassan and Merle A Michaelsen

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    Universal access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Chad was officially declared in December 2006. This presidential initiative was and is still funded 100% by the country’s budget and external donors’ finan...

    Authors: Jacquineau Azétsop and Blondin A Diop

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

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    In critical care medicine, teaching and mentoring practices are extremely important in regard to attracting and retaining young trainees and faculty in this important subspecialty that has a scarcity of needed...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Joanna E Manos and Stuart J Murray

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    Cultural congruence is the idea that to the extent a belief or experience is culturally shared it is not to feature in a diagnostic judgement, irrespective of its resemblance to psychiatric pathology. This res...

    Authors: Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    Cardiology is characterized by its state-of-the-art biomedical technology and the predominance of Evidence-Based Medicine. This predominance makes it difficult for healthcare professionals to deal with the eth...

    Authors: Adalberto de Hoyos, Rodrigo Nava-Diosdado, Jorge Mendez, Sergio Ricco, Ana Serrano, Carmen Flores Cisneros, Carlos Macías-Ojeda, Héctor Cisneros, David Bialostozky, Nelly Altamirano-Bustamante and Myriam M Altamirano-Bustamante

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:3

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  29. Content type: Research

    Jean Hamburger (1909–1992) is considered the founder of the concept of medical intensive care (réanimation médicale) and the first to propose the name Nephrology for the branch of medicine dealing with kidney dis...

    Authors: Piccoli Giorgina Barbara

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:2

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  30. Content type: Meeting report

    The 2012 Varsity Medical Debate between Oxford University and Cambridge University provided a stage for representatives from these famous institutions to debate the motion “This house believes that trainee doc...

    Authors: Barnabas J Gilbert, Calum Miller, Fenella Corrick and Robert A Watson

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2013 8:1

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  31. Content type: Review

    In the conclusion to this multi-part article I first review the discussions carried out around the six essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis – the position taken by Allen Frances on each question, the c...

    Authors: James Phillips, Allen Frances, Michael A Cerullo, John Chardavoyne, Hannah S Decker, Michael B First, Nassir Ghaemi, Gary Greenberg, Andrew C Hinderliter, Warren A Kinghorn, Steven G LoBello, Elliott B Martin, Aaron L Mishara, Joel Paris, Joseph M Pierre, Ronald W Pies…

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:14

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  32. Content type: Research

    Cultural Consultation is a clinical process that emerged from anthropological critiques of mental healthcare. It includes attention to therapeutic communication, research observations and research methods that...

    Authors: Micol Ascoli, Andrea Palinski, John Arianda Owiti, Bertine De Jongh and Kamaldeep S Bhui

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:12

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    Research ethics is predominantly taught and practiced in Anglophone countries, particularly those in North America and Western Europe. Initiatives to build research ethics capacity in developing countries must...

    Authors: Tomi Tshikala, Bavon Mupenda, Pierre Dimany, Aime Malonga, Vicky Ilunga and Stuart Rennie

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:10

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  34. Content type: Review

    In face of the multiple controversies surrounding the DSM process in general and the development of DSM-5 in particular, we have organized a discussion around what we consider six essential questions in furthe...

    Authors: James Phillips, Allen Frances, Michael A Cerullo, John Chardavoyne, Hannah S Decker, Michael B First, Nassir Ghaemi, Gary Greenberg, Andrew C Hinderliter, Warren A Kinghorn, Steven G LoBello, Elliott B Martin, Aaron L Mishara, Joel Paris, Joseph M Pierre, Ronald W Pies…

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:8

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  35. Content type: Review

    In face of the multiple controversies surrounding the DSM process in general and the development of DSM-5 in particular, we have organized a discussion around what we consider six essential questions in furthe...

    Authors: James Phillips, Allen Frances, Michael A Cerullo, John Chardavoyne, Hannah S Decker, Michael B First, Nassir Ghaemi, Gary Greenberg, Andrew C Hinderliter, Warren A Kinghorn, Steven G LoBello, Elliott B Martin, Aaron L Mishara, Joel Paris, Joseph M Pierre, Ronald W Pies…

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:9

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  36. Content type: Research

    Increase in global health research undertaken in resource poor settings in the last decade though a positive development has raised ethical concerns relating to potential for exploitation. Some of the suggeste...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Lairumbi, Michael Parker, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Michael C English

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:7

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  37. Content type: Review

    In face of the multiple controversies surrounding the DSM process in general and the development of DSM-5 in particular, we have organized a discussion around what we consider six essential questions in furthe...

    Authors: James Phillips, Allen Frances, Michael A Cerullo, John Chardavoyne, Hannah S Decker, Michael B First, Nassir Ghaemi, Gary Greenberg, Andrew C Hinderliter, Warren A Kinghorn, Steven G LoBello, Elliott B Martin, Aaron L Mishara, Joel Paris, Joseph M Pierre, Ronald W Pies…

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:3

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  38. Content type: Research

    We compare astronomers' removal of Pluto from the listing of planets and psychiatrists' removal of homosexuality from the listing of mental disorders. Although the political maneuverings that emerged in both c...

    Authors: Peter Zachar and Kenneth S Kendler

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2012 7:4

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