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  1. 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 ...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

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

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

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Editorial

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

  4. During a commercial surrogacy arrangement, the event of embryo transfer can be seen as the formal starting point of the arrangement. However, it is common for surrogates to undergo a failed attempt at pregnanc...

    Authors: Sayani Mitra and Silke Schicktanz

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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...

    Authors: Amanda Martin, Kira Becker, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

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

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Meeting report

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  7. 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, ...

    Authors: Mark A. Graber and Olivia Bailey

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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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).

    Authors: Kevin G. Donovan and James Giordano

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

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  10. 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 ...

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

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

    Content type: Review

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  11. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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 ...

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

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

    Content type: Meeting report

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  13. Medical school curricula, although traditionally and historically dominated by science, have generally accepted, appreciated, and welcomed the inclusion of literature over the past several decades. Recent conc...

    Authors: Johanna Shapiro, Lois L. Nixon, Stephen E. Wear and David J. Doukas

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

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Meeting report

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. 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

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. 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

    Content type: Meeting report

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  29. 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

    Content type: Review

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Review

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Meeting report

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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