Developing World Bioethics

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Edited By: Debora Diniz and Udo Schüklenk

Impact Factor: 2.054

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/18 (Medical Ethics); 2/52 (Ethics)

Online ISSN: 1471-8847

Associated Title(s): Bioethics

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Ethics of Health Systems Research in Low and Middle-income Countries

Developing World Bioethics Special Issue
Publication March 2016

Guest Editors Professor Adnan A. Hyder and Dr. Paul Ndebele invite papers on the topic of The Ethics of Health Systems Research in Low and Middle-income Countries. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 1, 2015


Bioethics is the companion journal to Developing World Bioethics and provides a forum for well-argued articles on the ethical questions raised by current issues such as: international collaborative clinical research in developing countries, organ transplants and xenotransplantation, ageing and the human lifespan, AIDS, genomics, and stem cell research.

Read 2011 Highlights from Bioethics for free:

Living to the Bitter End? A Personalist Approach to Euthanasia in Persons with Severe Dementia
Chris Gastmans, Jan De Lepeleire

Human Reproductive Cloning: A Conflict of Liberties
Joyce C. Havstad  

The Moral Obligation to Create Children with The Best Chance Of The Best Life
Julian Savulescu, Guy Kahane  

End-Of-Life Care in the 21st Century: Advance Directives in Universal Rights Discourse
Violeta Beširević  

Patient Autonomy, Assessment of Competence and Surrogate Decision-Making: A Call for Reasonableness in Deciding for Others
Kristine Bærøe  

Profits and Plagiarism: The Case of Medical Ghostwriting
Tobenna D. Anekwe

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Developing World Bioethics provides long needed case studies, teaching materials, news in brief, and legal backgrounds to bioethics scholars and students in developing and developed countries alike. This companion journal to Bioethics features high-quality peer reviewed original articles. Developing World Bioethics is the only journal in the field dedicated exclusively to developing countries' bioethics issues. The journal is an essential resource for all those concerned about bioethical issues in the developing world.

Highlights from Developing World Bioethics

Developing World Bioethics highlights

Read 2011 highlights from Developing World Bioethics for free:

Conscientious Objection in Developing Countries
Debora Diniz

Ethical Problems in Conducting Research in Acute Epidemics: The Pfizer Meningitis Study in Nigeria as an Illustration
Emmanuel R. Ezeome, Christian Simon  

Global Health Ethics for Students
Andrew D. Pinto, Ross E.G. Upshur  

Fair Trade International Surrogacy
Casey Humbyrd  

Stakeholder Perspectives on Ethical Challenges in HIV Vaccine Trials in South Africa
Zaynab Essack, Jennifer Koen, Nicola Barsdorf, Catherine Slack, Michael Quayle, Cecilia Milford, Graham Lindegger, Chitra Ranchod, Richard Mukuka

African and Western Moral Theories in a Bioethical Context
Thaddeus Metz

Developing World Bioethics Editors

Developing World Bioethics is edited by Udo Schuklenk and Debora Diniz. Please click here to view their profiles.

With his good friend and colleague Ruth Chadwick, Udo is a Joint Editor in Chief of Bioethics.

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