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  1. The edge metaphor is ubiquitous in describing the present situation in the world, and nowhere is this as clearly visible as in medicine. “The edge of medicine” has become the title of books, scholarly articles...

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Narrative medicine is a well-recognized and respected approach to care. It is now found in medical school curricula and widely implemented in practice. However, there has been no analysis of the perception and...

    Authors: Daniel A. Fox and Joshua M. Hauser

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. In their recent article, Brummett and Muaygil reject Bishop et al.’s framing of the debate over standardization in clinical ethics consultation (CEC) “as one between pro-credentialing procedural and anti-crede...

    Authors: Benjamin N. Parks and Jordan Mason

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Many indigenous people have died or been harmed because of inadequately monitored research. Strong regulations in Human Research Ethics (HRE) are required to address these injustices and to ensure that peoples...

    Authors: Etivina Lovo, Lynn Woodward, Sarah Larkins, Robyn Preston and Unaisi Nabobo Baba

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:12

    Content type: Review

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  5. Brain death has been accepted worldwide medically and legally as the biological state of death of the organism. Nevertheless, the literature has described persistent problems with this acceptance ever since br...

    Authors: Ari R. Joffe, Gurpreet Khaira and Allan R. de Caen

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:11

    Content type: Review

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  6. The evaluation of pain remains one of the most difficult challenges that healthcare practitioners face. Chronic pain appears to affect more than 35% of the population in the West, and indeed, pain is the most ...

    Authors: Mar Rosàs Tosas

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. Rich in different kind of potent cells, embryos are used in modern regenerative medicine and research. Neurobiologists today are pushing the boundaries for what can be done with embryos existing in the transit...

    Authors: Andréa Wiszmeg, Susanne Lundin, Åsa Mäkitalo, Håkan Widner and Kristofer Hansson

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. The acceptance or practical application of the do-not-resuscitate order is substantially dependent on internal or personal factors; in a way that decision-making about this issue can be specific to each person...

    Authors: Neda Raoofi, Samira Raoofi, Rostam Jalali, Alireza Abdi and Nader Salari

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:5

    Content type: Review

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  9. This paper aims to position the birth of the Medical Humanities movement in a greater historical context of twentieth century American medical education and to paint a picture of the current landscape of the M...

    Authors: Danielle G. Rabinowitz

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:4

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Living labs are realistic environments designed to create links between technology developers and end-users (i.e. mostly older adults). Research in LLH (Living labs in health) covers a wide range of studies fr...

    Authors: Guillaume Sacco, Frédéric Noublanche, Frédéric Blazek, Catherine Hue, Loïc Carballido, Marine Asfar, Philippe Allain and Cédric Annweiler

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:3

    Content type: Review

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  11. The traditional structure of medical school curriculum in the United States consists of 2 years of pre-clinical study followed by 2 years of clinical rotations. In this essay, I propose that this curricular ap...

    Authors: Will Lyon

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2021 16:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Global health conditions are marked by inequities due mostly to poverty and lack of access to healthcare services. In a Pandemic setting, Mayan Communities in the Quintana Roo State in Mexico are a good exampl...

    Authors: Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor and Alejandra Barrero

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:9

    Content type: Commentary

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:14

  13. Supporting physicians in Intensive Care Units (ICU)s as they face dying patients at unprecedented levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. Amidst a dearth of such data and guided by evidence that nurse...

    Authors: Joshua Tze Yin Kuek, Lisa Xin Ling Ngiam, Nur Haidah Ahmad Kamal, Jeng Long Chia, Natalie Pei Xin Chan, Ahmad Bin Hanifah Marican Abdurrahman, Chong Yao Ho, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Jun Leng Goh, Michelle Shi Qing Khoo, Yun Ting Ong, Min Chiam, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, Stephen Mason and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. Over the past decade, the exponential growth of the literature devoted to personalized medicine has been paralleled by an ever louder chorus of epistemic and ethical criticisms. Their differences notwithstandi...

    Authors: Camille Abettan and Jos V. M. Welie

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. Normally, physicians understand they have a duty to treat patients, and they perform accordingly consistent with codes of medical practice, standards of care, and inner moral motivation. In the case of COVID-1...

    Authors: Norman K. Swazo, Md. Munir Hossain Talukder and Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  16. Medical education is currently more considerate about the human dimension. The present qualitative study aimed to explain the experiences of clinical professors with regard to humanism in clinical education in...

    Authors: Hakimeh Hazrati, Shoaleh Bigdeli, Vahideh Zarea Gavgani, Seyed Kamran Soltani Arabshahi, Mozhgan Behshid and Zohreh Sohrabi

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. What is considered normal determines clinical practice in medicine and has implications at an individual level, doctor-patient relationship and health care policies. With the increase in medical information an...

    Authors: Marisa Catita, Artur Águas and Pedro Morgado

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:3

    Content type: Review

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  18. Understanding representations of disease in various art genres provides insights into how patients and health care providers view the diseases. It can also be used to enhance patient care and stimulate patient...

    Authors: Ad A. Kaptein, Pim B. van der Meer, Barend W. Florijn, Alexander D. Hilt, Michael Murray and Martin J. Schalij

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  19. Current policies regulating the use of animals for scientific purposes are based on balancing between potential gain of knowledge and suffering of animals used in experimentation. The balancing process is comp...

    Authors: Franck L. B. Meijboom, Elzbieta Kostrzewa and Cathalijn H. C. Leenaars

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  20. Motivation is a crucial and widespread theme within medicine. From clinical to surgical scenarios, acquiescence in taking a pill or coming to a consultation is imperative for medical treatment to thrive. The “...

    Authors: Leonardo Augusto Negreiros Parente Capela Sampaio and José Ricardo de Carvalho Mesquita Ayres

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:14

    Content type: Research

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  21. The bioethical debates concerning living donation and surrogacy revolve around similar ethical questions and moral concepts. Nevertheless, the ethical discourses in both fields grew largely isolated from each ...

    Authors: Katharina Beier and Sabine Wöhlke

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. Every successful health care system should be based on some general humanistic ideals. However, the nationally organized health care systems of most European countries usually suffer from a deficiency in commo...

    Authors: Ante Kvesić, Kristina Galić and Mladenka Vukojević

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:12

    Content type: Review

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  23. There is longstanding consensus on the need to include pregnant women in research. The goal of clinical research is to find highly regulated, carefully controlled, morally responsible ways to generate evidence...

    Authors: Dan Kabonge Kaye

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:11

    Content type: Review

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  24. During the last three decades there has been a wave of interest in narrative and narrativity in the humanistic and the social sciences. This “narrative turn” has spilled over to medicine, where narrative medic...

    Authors: Rolf Ahlzén

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:9

    Content type: Review

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  25. Better memory, greater motivation and concentration lead to greater productivity, efficiency and performance, all of which are features that are highly valued in a modern society focused on productivity. In th...

    Authors: Tina Tomažič and Anita Kovačič Čelofiga

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. Healthcare is permeated by phenomena of vulnerability and their ethical significance. Nonetheless, application of this concept in healthcare ethics today is largely confined to clinical research. Approaches th...

    Authors: Joachim Boldt

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. Efficiency as quantified and promoted by cost-effectiveness analysis sometimes conflicts with equity and other ethical values, such as the “rule of rescue” or rights-based ethical values. We describe the utili...

    Authors: Elliot Marseille and James G. Kahn

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. Psychiatric disorders present distinct clinical challenges which are partly attributable to their multifactorial aetiology and the absence of laboratory tests that can be used to confirm diagnosis or predict r...

    Authors: A. C. Palk, S. Dalvie, J. de Vries, A. R. Martin and D. J. Stein

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:4

    Content type: Review

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  29. Previous empirical work among physicians has led us to propose that clinical practice is experienced by clinicians as an engagement-in-the-clinical-situation. In this study, we pursue our exploration of clinic...

    Authors: Michael Saraga, Donald Boudreau and Abraham Fuks

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. In an everyday private practice setting, regularly also existential topics will emerge from doctor-patient encounters. These are often questions of coping with life and lifestyle. To enable a thorough discussi...

    Authors: Gernot Rüter and Thomas Fröhlich

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Use of humanities content in American medical education has been debated for well over 60 years. While many respected scholars and medical educators have purported the value of humanities content in medical tr...

    Authors: Mary E. Kollmer Horton

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2019 14:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. In an increasingly data-driven age of medicine, do companies that offer genetic testing directly to patients represent an important part of personalising care, or a dangerous threat to privacy? Should we celeb...

    Authors: Christian Michael Armstrong Holland, Edward Harry Arbe-Barnes, Euan Joseph McGivern and Ruairidh Mungo Connor Forgan

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2018 13:14

    Content type: Meeting report

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  33. This paper assesses possible reasons why Hermann J. Muller avoided peer-review of data that became the basis of his Nobel Prize award for producing gene mutations in male Drosophila by X-rays.

    Authors: Edward J Calabrese

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2018 13:15

    Content type: Review

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  34. The 2018 Varsity Medical Ethics debate convened upon the motion: “This house believes that the constant monitoring of our health does more harm than good”. This annual debate between students from the Universi...

    Authors: Chris Gilmartin, Edward H. Arbe-Barnes, Michael Diamond, Sasha Fretwell, Euan McGivern, Myrto Vlazaki and Limeng Zhu

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2018 13:12

    Content type: Meeting report

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  35. Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero proposed the HEAVEN procedure – i.e. head anastomosis venture – several years ago, and has recently received approval from the relevant regulatory bodies to perform this body-head tra...

    Authors: Zaev D. Suskin and James J. Giordano

    Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2018 13:10

    Content type: Editorial

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