Skip to main content


Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

An interdisciplinary forum for ethical and legal debate

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry OnlineFirst articles

31.07.2020 | Recent Developments

DIY Genetic Tests: A Product of Fact or Fallacy?

Commercialization of DNA is the new norm of biological enterprise. Our genetic material underpins our notions of self and well-being and, most importantly, our risk for disease. DNA holds the information necessary to quantitatively determine …

29.07.2020 | Original Research

Is There a Gender Self-Advocacy Gap? An Empiric Investigation Into the Gender Pain Gap

There are documented differences in the efficacy of medical treatment for pain for men and women. Women are less likely to have their pain controlled and receive less treatment than men. We are investigating one possible explanation for this …

28.07.2020 | Original Research

The Use of Advance Directives in Specialized Care Units: A Focus Group Study With Healthcare Professionals in Madrid

Eight focus groups were conducted in four public hospitals in Madrid to explore healthcare professionals’ perceptions of advance directives (ADs) in order to improve the understanding of their lack of success among physicians and patients. A …

21.07.2020 | Original Research

Culpable Ignorance, Professional Counselling, and Selective Abortion of Intellectual Disability

In this paper I argue that selective abortion for disability often involves inadequate counselling on the part of reproductive medicine professionals who advise prospective parents. I claim that prenatal disability clinicians often fail in …

21.07.2020 | Original Research Open Access

From Sufficient Health to Sufficient Responsibility

The idea of using responsibility in the allocation of healthcare resources has been criticized for, among other things, too readily abandoning people who are responsible for being very badly off. One response to this problem is that while …

Aktuelle Ausgaben

Über diese Zeitschrift

The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry is a forum for discussing and debating ethical, cultural and social issues arising in medicine, the health sciences and health care in general. Coverage includes core areas of conventional bioethics, such as research, clinical practice and medical technology. The journal also addresses questions of pressing contemporary relevance, such as the implications of current world events for the health of populations, and critical analyses of specific social policies around the world and their likely impact on health and welfare and systems of power.

In addition to original research, regular features include: New developments; Reader Response; and case scenarios with commentaries.

The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry is an official partner journal of the American Society for Humanities + Bioethics:

Weitere Informationen

Neu im Fachgebiet AINS

Mail Icon II Newsletter

Bestellen Sie unseren kostenlosen Newsletter Update AINS und bleiben Sie gut informiert – ganz bequem per eMail.