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Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Philosophy of Medical Research and Practice

Editor-in-Chief: Daniel P. Sulmasy
Co-Editor: Lynn Jansen

ISSN: 1386-7415 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1200 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11017

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George J. Agich, Bowling Green State University, USA
Peter Angelos, University of Chicago, USA
Michael Balboni, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Lazare Benaroyo, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Robyn Bluhm, Michigan State University, USA
Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Michael Brannigan, College of Saint Rose, USA
Havi Carel, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Thomas A. Cavanaugh, University Of San Francisco, USA
Christopher Cowley, University College Dublin, Ireland
Lindley Darden, University of Maryland, USA
Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
David DeGrazia, National Institutes of Health and George Washington University, USA
Robin Downie, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nir Eyal, Harvard University, USA
Ruiping Fan, City University of Hong Kong, China
Lydia Feito, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Alberto Giubilini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Steven Goodman, Stanford University, USA
D. Micah Hester, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Spencer Phillips Hey, Harvard Medical School, USA
Bjørn Hofmann, University of Oslo, Norway
Ana Iltis, Wake Forest University, USA
Anne T. Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Ashley Graham Kennedy, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Elselijn Kingma, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Matthew Kotzen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
John Lantos, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Hong Lee, Salem Health, USA
Maël Lemoine, Université de Tours, France
Sally Markowitz, Willamette University, USA
Donald Marquis, University of Kansas, USA
Tomás Domingo Moratalla, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Lennart Nordenfelt, Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden
Erik Parens, The Hastings Center, USA
Norbert Paulo, Universität Salzburg, Austria
Robert Pearlman, University of Washington, USA
Federica Russo, Universiteit van Amstardam, Netherlands
Tomasz Marek Rzepiński, Institute of Philosophy, Poland
John Z. Sadler, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Lars Sandman, University of Borås, Sweden
Peter Schwartz, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University, USA
Miriam Solomon, Temple University, USA
Jacob Stegenga, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bonnie Steinbock, University of Albany, SUNY (emeritus), USA
William E. Stempsey, College of the Holy Cross, USA
Jeremy Sugarman, John Hopkins University, USA
Fredrik Svenaeus, Södertörn University, Sweden
Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina, USA
Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Rebecca Walker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Mark Wicclair, West Virginia University and University of Pittsburgh, USA
Benjamin Wilfond, University of Washington, USA
Jonathan Will, Mississippi College, USA

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    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics examines clinical judgment and reasoning, medical concepts such as health and disease, the philosophical basis of medical science, and the philosophical ethics of health care and biomedical research
    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics is an international forum for interdisciplinary studies in the ethics of health care and in the philosophy and methodology of medical practice and biomedical research. Coverage in the philosophy of medicine includes the theoretical examination of clinical judgment and decision making; theories of health promotion and preventive care; the problems of medical language and knowledge acquisition; theory formation in medicine; analysis of the structure and dynamics of medical hypotheses and theories; discussion and clarification of basic medical concepts and issues; medical application of advanced methods in the philosophy of science, and the interplay between medicine and other scientific or social institutions. Coverage of ethics includes both clinical and research ethics, with an emphasis on underlying ethical theory rather than institutional or governmental policy analysis. All philosophical methods and orientations receive equal consideration. The journal pays particular attention to developing new methods and tools for analysis and understanding of the conceptual and ethical presuppositions of the medical sciences and health care processes.
    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics publishes original scholarly articles, occasional special issues on important topics, and book reviews.

    Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility – Bioethics – Ethics – Epistemology & Philosophy of Science – Medical Ethics – Medicine – Philosophy – Philosophy of Medicine – Surgery

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