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.

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics is an official partner journal of the American Society for Humanities + Bioethics:

http://www.asbh.org/

http://www.asbh.org/journal/readingroom/asbh-partner-journal-reading-room.html

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

  • A forum for interdisciplinary studies in the philosophy and methodology of medical practice and research
  • Examines clinical judgment and decision making
  • Discusses medical application of advanced methods in the philosophy of science, classical and non-classical logics, and mathematics

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Daniel P. Sulmasy
Co-Editor
  • Lynn Jansen
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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0.789 (2018)
Impact factor
1.047 (2018)
Five year impact factor
55 days
Submission to first decision
356 days
Submission to acceptance
75,323 (2019)
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1573-1200
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1386-7415
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