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Bioethics

A course guide dedicated to Bioethics

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These journals were selected by the bioethics faculty as ones that may be beneficial to your research. Welder Library has access to some of the journals. Some are available through open access. Some you may have to request specific articles by using our interlibrary loan service. Look for these icons below to determine how you can gain access to them: 

Name of Journal  How Do I Get Access? Scope of Journal 
The Hastings Center  The Hastings Center addresses fundamental ethical and social issues in health care, science, and technology. Through our scholars’ writing and speaking, and through the work of the many other people who participate in our projects or submit articles to our publications, we shape ideas that influence key opinion leaders, including health policy-makers, regulators, lawyers, legislators, and judges. Our analysis also deeply influence professional practice: from end-of-life care to psychiatric practice to immigrant health care, we have helped to shape the standards of practice adopted by physicians, nurses, and lawyers.
Health Care Ethics USA A quarterly newsletter jointly published by the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and CHA. This publication is an ethics vehicle for the Catholic health ministry. In it, ethicists and those responsible for ethics in their organizations will share ideas, ethical analyses and reflections, leading practices, policies, tools, case studies, literature reviews and bibliographies, and other important resources.
Journal of Medical Ethics  Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal promotes ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It features articles on ethical aspects of health care relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy makers and patients.
The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy For four decades, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy has been the flagship scholarly journal in bioethics and philosophy of medicine. Its contributors and focus are international, addressing bioethical concerns across the world. Significant attention has been given to bioethics and foundational issues in health care policy in North and South American Europe, and Asia. The journal's concerns range from clinical bioethics to studies in the philosophy of medicine such as explorations of the nature of concepts of health and disease, as well as the character of medical explanation. 
National Catholic Bioiethics Quarterly  The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal that addresses the ethical, philosophical, and theological questions raised by the rapid pace of modern medical and technological progress. It is the official journal of The National Catholic Bioethics Center, an organization dedicated to research and analysis on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences. While the Quarterly is committed to publishing material that is consonant with the magisterium of the Catholic Church, it is open to other faiths and to secular viewpoints in the spirit of informed dialogue.

These journals were selected by the bioethics faculty as ones that may be beneficial to your research. Welder Library has access to some of the journals. Some are available through open access. Some you may have to request specific articles by using our interlibrary loan service. Look for these icons below to determine how you can gain access to them: 

Name of Journal  How Do I Get Access? Scope of Journal 
American Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 

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The American Journal of Law & Medicine (AJLM) is the country’s leading health law journal. Its scope is broad, covering topics ranging from health law and policy, to the legal, ethical and economic aspects of medical practice, research and education. The journal publishes articles written by professors, attorneys and other professionals, as well as student notes and comments. AJLM is also a peer-reviewed journal, with leading experts in health law reviewing every manuscript selected for publication. 
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine 

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A premier journal of legal scholarship focusing on the intersection of law, ethics, medicine, and policy.
Issues in Law and Medicine 

CINAHL

Issues in Law and Medicine (ILM) is a peer reviewed professional journal published semiannually. Founded in 1985, ILM is cosponsored by the National Legal Center for the medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. and the Watson Bowes Research Institute. Issues is devoted to providing technical and informational assistance to attorneys, health care professionals, educators and administrators on legal, medical, and ethical issues arising from health care decisions. 
The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 

Sage

A leading peer-reviewed  journal for research at the intersection of law, health policy, ethics, and medicine. It is the authoritative source for health law teachers, practitioners, policy makers, risk managers, and anyone involved with the safe, equitable, and ethical delivery and promotion of the public's health.

These journals were selected by the bioethics faculty as ones that may be beneficial to your research. Welder Library has access to some of the journals. Some are available through open access. Some you may have to request specific articles by using our interlibrary loan service. Look for these icons below to determine how you can gain access to them: 

Name of Journal How Do I Get Access? Scope of Journal 
Case Reports in Genetics Case Reports in Genetics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes case reports and case series focusing on diseases caused by hereditary predisposition or genetic variation in individuals and families.
Case Reports in Medicine Case Reports in Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes case reports and case series in all areas of clinical medicine.
Journal of Hospital Ethics

CINAHL

The Journal of Hospital (JOHE) is a specialized, peer reviewed periodical directed at clinicians, bioethicists, hospital administrators, and all manner of health care professionals. JOHE also serves as an educational resource for medical and surgical residency programs, ethics committees, and graduate schools across the country and abroad.
Journal of Medical Ethics  Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal promotes ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It features articles on ethical aspects of health care relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy makers and patients.
Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine

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The Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine is the official scientific publication of the Medical Ethics and History of Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Science. Physicians and health practitioners always deal with ethical issues in treatment and management of diseases. The advent of new biomedical technologies further complicated the moral and societal issues of medical research and practice. Religious and cultural differences more emphasize the need for nationalizing this knowledge. The Journal od Medical Ethics and History of Medicine is an opportunity for healthcare professionals as well as theologians, philosophers, and sociologists to present and discuss their ideas from several aspects in relation to medical ethics and bioethics. In addition this journal traces its roots to several aspects of History of Medicine which further emphasizes on Iranian and Islamic era.

These journals were selected by the bioethics faculty as ones that may be beneficial to your research. Welder Library has access to some of the journals. Some are available through open access. Some you may have to request specific articles by using our interlibrary loan service. Look for these icons below to determine how you can gain access to them: 

Name of Journal How Do I Get Access? Scope of Journal
Ethics and Politics The journal aims at promoting research and reflection, both historically and theoretically, in the field of moral and political philosophy, with no cultural preclusion or adhesion to any cultural current. 
Health, Spirituality and Medical Ethics 

CINAHL

The  “Health, Spirituality and Medical Ethics journal" is a scientific research-based journal published quarterly (Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) which deals with Islamic medicine, Medical Ethics, Traditional medicine, Spiritual Health, and Medical Jurisprudence. the objective of which is boost and disseminate the findings of the researches done on Spiritual Health and the corresponding fields, and its target groups are those active in the field of the medicine and allied health sciences. 
Journal of Buddhist Ethics The Journal of Buddhist Ethics (JBE) is a wholly-online, peer-reviewed journal.  Areas dealt with include: Vinaya and jurisprudence; medical ethics; philosophical ethics; human rights; ethics and psychology; ecology and the environment; social and political philosophy; cross-cultural ethics; ethics and anthropology; and interfaith dialogue on ethics. The journal also carries a substantial number of book reviews. 
Journal of Religious Ethics 

ATLA

Founded in 1973, the Journal of Religious Ethics is committed to publishing the very best scholarship in religious ethics, to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating exchange on significant issues. Emphasizing comparative religious ethics, foundational conceptual and methodological issues in religious ethics, and historical studies of influential figures and texts, each issue contains independent essays, commissioned articles, and a book review essay, as well as a Letters, Notes, and Comments section. Published primarily for scholars working in ethics, religious studies, history of religions, and theology, the journal is also of interest to scholars working in related fields such as philosophy, history, social and political theory, and literary studies.
Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 

ATLA

The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly work in Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian Ethics to other traditions of ethics, and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and technological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professional within these general fields. 
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine

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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of the philosophy of medicine and biology, and the ethical aspects of clinical practice and research. It also considers papers at the intersection of medicine and humanities, including the history of medicine, that are relevant to contemporary philosophy of medicine and bioethics.
Studies in Christian Ethics 

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Studies in Christian is an English-language journal devoted exclusively to questions arising in the field of Christian ethics and moral theology. By publishing contributions from international scholars and influential theologians and philosophers, the journal seeks to strengthen debate and to foster research on the wide range of topics that emerge in this fast-growing field.