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Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

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04.05.2021 | Original Research

What can European Principlism Teach about Public Funding of IVF? The Israeli Case

Fertility treatments, which are part of "assisted reproductive technologies" (ART), mainly undertaken through in vitro fertilization (IVF), offer the opportunity to infertile couples to conceive. IVF treatments are undertaken in Israel in …

03.05.2021 | Original Research

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment and Force Feeding of Prisoners—Relying on Unethical Research to Justify the Unjustifiable

This article poses a response to one argument supporting the force feeding of political prisoners. This argument assumes that prisoners have moral autonomy and thus cannot be force fed in the early stages of their hunger strike. However, as their …

29.04.2021 | Recent Developments

Lee (a Pseudonym) v Dhupar [2020] NSWDC 717

Failed Sterilization: Should a Healthy Child be Considered a “Compensable Injury”?

The claimant, Ms Jodie Lee (a pseudonym) was thirty-nine years of age at the time that the negligence was found to have occurred. In May 2014 the plaintiff consulted the defendant, Dr Nita Dhupar an obstetrician and gynaecologist, seeking advice …

16.04.2021 | Original Research

Conditions of Global Health Crisis Decision-Making—An Ethical Analysis

The circumstances of a public health emergency (PHE) shape reasoning and decision-making in ways that deviate from routine circumstances, where adherence to established values, principles, and methodologies is expected. Understanding what drives …

24.03.2021 | Original Research

Human Germline Gene Editing from Maslahah Perspective: The Case of the World’s First Gene Edited Babies

This paper describes maslahah, a fundamental concept in Islam and its application in deliberating permissibility of human germline gene editing from an Islamic perspective. This paper refers to He Jiankui’s research that led to the birth of the …

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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:

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