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Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

An interdisciplinary forum for ethical and legal debate

ISSN: 1176-7529 (print version)
ISSN: 1872-4353 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11673


Leigh E. Rich, Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA

Consulting Editor

Michael Ashby, University of Tasmania, Australia

Managing Editor

Bronwen Morrell, University of Sydney, Australia

Editorial Board

Paul Komesaroff, Monash University, Australia (Chair)

Grant Gillett, University of Otago, New Zealand

Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney, Australia

Margaret Otlowski, University of Tasmania, Australia

Neil Pickering, University of Otago, New Zealand


Jon F. Merz, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Associate Editors

Bio-politics & Critical Bioethics, Catherine Mills, Monash University, Australia

Clinical Ethics, Malcolm Parker, University of Queensland, Australia

Clinical Ethics, Gail van Norman, University of Washington, USA

Clinical Ethics, Sarah Winch, University of Queensland, Australia

Environmental and Non-human Animal Ethics, Rob Irvine, University of Sydney, Australia

Global Bioethics Catherine Myser, Florida Atlantic University USA

Law Bernadette Richards, Adelaide University, Australia

Law, Cameron Stewart, Macquarie University, Australia

Literature & Medicine, Martha Stoddard-Holmes, California State University, USA

Nursing Ethics, Felicia Stokes, University of Toronto, Canada

Mental Health, Michael Robertson, University of Sydney, Australia

Paediatrics, Lyn Gillam, University of Melbourne, Australia

Queer Theory, Disability Studies, Robert McRuer, George Washington University, USA

Research Ethics, Jan Deckers, Newcastle University, UK

Research Ethics, Wendy Lipworth, University of New South Wales, Australia

Research Ethics, Sean Philpott, Union Graduate College, USA

Reviews, Katrina Bramstedt, Bond University School of Medicine, Australia

Sociology & Bioethics, Steven Wainwright, King’s College London, UK

International Associate Editors (Law)

Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, Canada

John Coggon, University of Southampton, UK

Sarah Elliston, University of Glasgow, UK

Barry Furrow, Drexel University, USA

Richard Huxtable, University of Bristol, UK

Trudo Lemmens, University of Toronto, Canada

Ron Paterson, Health and Disability Commissioner, NZ

Shaun D. Pattinson, Durham Universjty, UK

Jerome Singh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Tade Spranger, University of Bonn, Germany

Laura Williamson, University of Glasgow, UK

International Advisory Board

Annette Baier, University of Otago, New Zealand

Solomon Benatar, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Alastair Campbell, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

Amnon Carmi, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics, University of Haifa, Israel

Leo de Castro, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Deborah Diniz, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ros Diprose, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jocelyn Downie, Dalhousie University, Canada

Zhizheng Du, Dalian Medical University, PRC

Nancy Dubler, Montefiore Medical Center, USA

Carl Elliott, University of Minnesota, USA

Martyn Evans, University of Durham, UK

Raanan Gillon, Imperial College, London

Henk ten Have, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA

Matti Häyri, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Zabidi Hussin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University, USA

Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University, USA

Alphonso Lingis, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Miles Little, University of Sydney, Australia

Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

Paul Macneill, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

Jim Martin, University of Sydney, Australia

Kathleen Montgomery, University of California, Riverside, USA

Thomas Murray, Hastings Center, New York, USA

Jerome Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Peter Skegg, University of Otago, New Zealand

Sastrowijoto Soenarto, University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia 

Duujian Tsai, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan




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    The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: An interdisciplinary forum for ethical and legal debate  (JBI)

    • fosters an interdisciplinary approach to bioethics by publishing original research at the intersection of ethics, social theory, philosophy and other disciplines
    • represents the variety of contemporary perspectives on ethical issues in health and medicine
    • seeks new approaches to old problems
    • identifies common ground by creating a forum for dialogue across conventional academic boundaries.


    The JBI welcomes both reports of empirical research and articles that increase theoretical understanding of medicine and health care, the health professions and the biological sciences. The JBI is also open to critical reflections on medicine and conventional bioethics, the nature of health, illness and disability, the sources of ethics, the nature of ethical communities, and possible implications of new developments in science and technology for social and cultural life and human identity. We welcome contributions from perspectives that are less commonly published in existing journals in the field and reports of empirical research studies using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

    The JBI accepts contributions from authors working in or across disciplines including – but not limited to – the following:

    • philosophy
    • bioethics
    • economics
    • social theory
    • law
    • public health and epidemiology
    • anthropology
    • psychology
    • feminism
    • gay and lesbian studies
    • linguistics and discourse analysis
    • cultural studies
    • disability studies
    • history
    • literature and literary studies
    • environmental sciences
    • theology and religious studies

    Contributions discussing bioethical issues in different geographical and cultural settings are welcomed. The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry is the official journal of the Australasian Bioethics Association, the Bioethics Centre of the University of Otago and the Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics.

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