Section Editors

  • David Hunter, Flinders University
  • Richard Huxtable, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol
  • Edward Dove, McGill University
  • Jonathan Ives, The University of Birmingham

Executive Editor

  • Clare Partridge, BioMed Central


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    Cognitive Enhancers: A study of social perception

    Both media and academic literature tend to magnify the conclusions drawn from basic research to put them in line  with expectations that may be heavily influenced by prominent social pressures

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:37
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    The Role of mental capacity in assisted suicide

    Before mental capacity can be placed in the centre of legislation on Assisted suicide, discussion needs to take place about what exactly is meant by ‘mental capacity’, as inconsistencies in these conceptualization present difficulties for policy makers.

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:32
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    Scientific misconduct in a developing country

    Researchers in Nigeria perceive that misconduct in research is commonplace in their institutions, although the types of misconduct seem to vary when compared to similar studies in Western countries

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:25



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