HEC Forum is an international, peer-reviewed publication featuring original contributions of interest to practicing physicians, nurses, social workers, risk managers, attorneys, ethicists, and other HEC committee members. Contributions from all pertinent sources are included, written in a style written appealing to HEC members and lay readers. HEC Forum publishes essays and research papers, and includes such sections as Essays on Substantive Bioethical/Health Law Issues; Analyses of Procedural and Operational Committee Issues; Document Exchange; Special Articles; International Perspectives; Mt./St. Anonymous: Cases and Institutional Policies; Point/Counterpoint Argumentation; Case Reviews, Analyses, and Resolutions; Chairperson's Section; `Tough Spot'; Critical Annotations; Health Law Alert; Network News and Letters to the Editors.

HEC Forum is an official partner journal of the American Society for Humanities + Bioethics:

http://www.asbh.org/

  • Offers original peer-reviewed essays and research papers of interest to HEC Forum members
  • Features contributions from many sources, in a style appealing to HEC members and lay readers
  • Presents essays and papers, and sections on Procedural issues; International perspectives; Case Reviews; Health Law Alert and more

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  • Mark J. Cherry
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1.386 (2019)
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44 days
Submission to first decision
136 days
Submission to acceptance
64,400 (2020)
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Volume 32

Issue 4, December 2020

Special Issue: Ethics of Medical Practice in Extreme, Austere, and Resource-poor Environments

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