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

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  • 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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    Methylphenidate for the healthy, good thinking?

    If research demonstrates that Methylphenidate as a cognitive enhancer is safe and the outcomes tangible, its regulated use by the healthy should be advocated and doctors and medical students are a good group to initially implement a policy

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:20
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    Mental illness and reproduction: Professionals' attitudes

    When faced with a patient's desire to have children, Mental Health Professionals are reluctant to discuss this issue and turn to reproductive autonomy as the key normative orientation, implementation of specific recommendations for MHPs should be emphasized

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:18

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ISSN: 1472-6939