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April 23, 2014

A New Edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association is Available

The Journal of the American Medical Association (Volume 311, No. 15, April 16, 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Cost-Related Motivations for Conducting Research:  Participants Should Be Informed” by Rahul K. Nayak, Steven D. Pearson, and Franklin G. Miller
  • “Integrating Care at the End of Life:  Should Medicare Advantage Include Hospice?” by David G. Stevenson, and Haiden A. Huskamp
  • “Ethics, Regulation, and Comparative Effectiveness Research:  Time for a Change” by Richard Platt, Nancy E. Kass, and Deven McGraw
  • “Maternal Body Mass Index and the Risk of Fetal Death, Stillbirth, and Infant Death:  A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” by Dagfinn Aune, et al.
  • “WHO Issues New Guidelines to Ensure Contraception as a Human Right” by M. J. Friedrich

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine is Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 370, No. 6, April 17, 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Calculus of Cures” by R. Kocher and B. Roberts
  • “Using a Drug-Safety Tool to Prevent Competition” by A. Sarpatwari, J. Avorn, and A.S. Kesselheim
  • “Comparative Effectiveness Questions in Oncology” by S. Mailankody and V. Prasad

A New Edition of Nursing for Women’s Health is Available

Nursing for Women’s Health (Volume 18, No. 2, April/May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Donor Motivations, Associated Risks and Ethical Considerations of Oocyte Donation” by Amy L. Boutelle
  • “Fertility Preservation Options for Women Treated for Cancer” by Kelsea Lucas and Desiree Hensel
  • “The Increasing Role of Genetics and Genomics in Women’s Health” by Elisabeth (Lisa) Z. Klein

A New Edition of Journal of Internal Medicine is Available

Journal of Internal Medicine (Volume 275, No. 5, May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Combined efforts in immunology and vaccinology will lead to effective vaccines against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria” by F. Chiodi and S. H. E. Kaufmann
  • “The path of malaria vaccine development: challenges and perspectives” by C. Arama and M. Troye-Blomberg
  • “The importance of validating proposed genetic profiles in IBD” by I. C. Lawrance
  • “Assessment of the validity of a multigene analysis in the diagnostics of inflammatory bowel disease” by J. T. Bjerrum, et al.

A New Edition of JAMA Internal Medicine is Available

JAMA Internal Medicine (Volume 174, No. 4, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “23andMe, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Future of Genetic Testing” by Patricia J. Zettler, Jacob S. Sherkow, and Henry T. Greely
  • “National Hospice Survey Results:  For-Profit Status, Community Engagement, and Service” by Melissa D. Aldridge, et al.
  • “The Changing Face of the Hospice Industry:  What Really Matters?” by Kimberly S. Johnson
  • “The Importance of Influenza Vaccination” by Hilary M. Babcock, John A. Jernigan, and David A. Relman
  • “The Importance of Influenza Vaccination—Reply” by Peter Doshi

April 22, 2014

A New Edition of International Journal for Quality in Health Care is Available

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Volume 26, No. 2, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Standardization in patient safety: the WHO High 5s project” by Agnès Leotsakos, et al.
  • “Physician communication behaviors from the perspective of adult HIV patients in Kenya” by Juddy Wachira, et al.
  • “Improving mental health outcomes: achieving equity through quality improvement” by Alan J. Poots, et al.

A New Edition of Genetics in Medicine is Available

Genetics in Medicine (Volume 16, No. 4, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Noninvasive prenatal testing: limitations and unanswered questions” by Monica A. Lutgendorf, et al.
  • “Communication of genetic test results to family and health-care providers following disclosure of research results” by Kristi D. Graves, et al.
  • “Processes and factors involved in decisions regarding return of incidental genomic findings in research” by Robert Klitzman, et al.

A New Edition of Public Health Nursing is Available

Public Health Nursing (Volume 31, No. 3, May/June 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Gender Differences in Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions to Vaccines: A Review of the Literature” by Mari Griffioen and Neal Halsey
  • “Intimate Partner Violence and the CDC’s Best-Evidence HIV Risk Reduction Interventions” by Kayleigh M. Prowse, et al.
  • “Risk of Very Low Birth Weight Based on Perinatal Periods of Risk” by Christine M. Demont-Heinrich, et al.
  • “A Rural African American Faith Community’s Solutions to Depression Disparities” by Keneshia Bryant, et al.
  • “Policy Considerations for Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates among Pregnant Women” by Elizabeth K. Mollard, et al.

A New Edition of Ethical Theory and Moral Practice is Available

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (Volume 17, No. 2, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Life in Overabundance: Agar on Life-Extension and the Fear of Death” by Aveek Bhattacharya & Robert Mark Simpson
  • “Seeking a Variable Standard of Individual Moral Responsibility in Organizations” by Michael Skerker

A New Edition of Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy is Available

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy (Volume 17, No. 2, May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Neither property right nor heroic gift, neither sacrifice nor aporia: the benefit of the theoretical lens of sharing in donation ethics” by Kristin Zeiler
  • “The relevance of the philosophical ‘mind–body problem’ for the status of psychosomatic medicine: a conceptual analysis of the biopsychosocial model” by Lukas Van Oudenhove & Stefaan Cuypers
  • “Written institutional ethics policies on euthanasia: an empirical-based organizational-ethical framework” by Joke Lemiengre, et al.
  • “Diagnosing mental disorders and saving the normal” by Fredrik Svenaeus
  • “Empathy’s blind spot” by Jan Slaby
  • “Empathy as a necessary condition of phronesis: a line of thought for medical ethics” by Fredrik Svenaeu

A New Edition of Clinical Trials is Available

Clinical Trials (Volume 11, No. 2, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “An evaluation of the effectiveness of recruitment methods: The staying well after depression randomized controlled trial” by Adele Krusche, et al.
  • “Enrollment of racially/ethnically diverse participants in traumatic brain injury trials: Effect of availability of exception from informed consent” by Jose-Miguel Yamal, et al.
  • “Ethical issues in HIV prevention research with people who inject drugs” by Jeremy Sugarman, Scott M Rose, and David Metzger

A New Edition of Science, Technology & Human Values is Available

Science, Technology & Human Values (Volume 39, No. 3, May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Genetic Testing, Birth, and the Quest for Health” by Joëlle Vailly
  • “Not Just Neoliberalism: Economization in US Science and Technology Policy” by Elizabeth Popp Berman
  • “The World’s Not Ready for This: Globalizing Selective Technologies” by Lauren Jade Martin

A New Edition of Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine is Available

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Volume 107, No. 4, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Immigration Bill: Extending charging regimes and scapegoating the vulnerable will pose risks to public health” by Sarah Steele, et al.
  • “The case for change for British mental healthcare” Emma Stanton
  • “Medicine’s contract with society” Dinesh Bhugra
  • “Trends in hospital admission rates for whooping cough in England across five decades: database studies” Nick Haslam, Uy Hoang, and Michael J Goldacre

A New Edition of European Journal of Public Health is Available

European Journal of Public Health (Volume 24, No. 2, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Why the European Journal of Public Health will no longer publish tobacco industry-supported research” by Martin McKee and Peter Allebeck
  • “Risk of child obesity from parental obesity: analysis of repeat national cross-sectional surveys” by Philip McLoone and David S. Morrison
  • “Urban greenways have the potential to increase physical activity levels cost-effectively” by Mary Anne T. Dallat, et al.
  • “Risk factors for diagnosed intentional self-injury: a total population-based study” by Birgit Modén, et al.

A New Edition of Qualitative Health Research is Available

Qualitative Health Research (Volume 24, No. 4, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Homebirth Transfers in the United States: Narratives of Risk, Fear, and Mutual Accommodation” by Melissa Cheyney, Courtney Everson, and Paul Burcher
  • “Physical Intimate Partner Violence in Northern India” by Maya I. Ragavan, Kirti Iyengar, and Rebecca M. Wurtz
  • “’Doing the Impossible’: The Process of Recovery From Chronic Anorexia Nervosa” by Lisa Dawson, Paul Rhodes, and Stephen Touyz
  • “’I Think About Oprah’: Social Class Differences in Sources of Health Information” by Ann V. Bell
  • “Translating Infection Control Guidelines Into Practice: Implementation Process Within a Health Care Institution” by Victoria H. Raveis, et al.

A New Edition of Journal of Bioethical Inquiry is Available

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (Volume 11, No. 1, March 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Investigating Research and Accessing Reproductive Material” by Trudo Lemmens & Bernadette J. Richards
  • “Market Liberalism in Health Care: A Dysfunctional View of Respecting “Consumer” Autonomy” by Michael A. Kekewich
  • “The Incredible Complexity of Being? Degrees of Influence, Coercion, and Control of the “Autonomy” of Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa Patients” by Terry Carney
  • “Treatment Refusal in Anorexia Nervosa: The Hardest of Cases” by Christopher James Ryan & Sascha Callaghan
  • “Making Sense of Child Welfare When Regulating Human Reproductive Technologies” by John McMillan
  • “Understanding Selective Refusal of Eye Donation” by Mitchell Lawlor & Ian Kerridge

April 17, 2014

WHO Issues New Guidelines to Ensure Contraception as a Human Right

(JAMA, by subscription) – The World Health Organization (WHO) released a set of guidelines on how countries can provide better information on contraception and easier access to services in ways that ensure the respect and protection of women’s human rights. The WHO estimates that 222 million girls and women who do not want to get pregnant are not using any method of contraception. The girls and women who are most in need of modern contraception include adolescents, those living in poor or rural areas, individuals living with HIV, and internally displaced people. The need is of particular concern where women are at high risk of maternal mortality.

April 16, 2014

The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying

(JAMA) – While once widely rejected as a health care option, physician aid in dying is receiving increased recognition as a response to the suffering of patients at the end of life. With aid in dying, a physician writes a prescription for life-ending medication for an eligible patient. Following the recommendation of the American Public Health Association, the term aid in dying rather than “assisted suicide” is used to describe the practice. In this Viewpoint, we describe the changing legal climate for physician aid in dying occurring in several states.

April 11, 2014

A New Edition of Health Policy and Planning is Available

Health Policy and Planning (Volume 29, No. 2, March 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Impact of user fees on maternal health service utilization and related health outcomes: a systematic review” by Susie Dzakpasu, Timothy Powell-Jackson, and Oona M.R. Campbell
  • “Estimates of performance in the rate of decline of under-five mortality for 113 low- and middle-income countries, 1970–2010” by Stéphane Verguet and Dean T. Jamison
  • “Financial protection in health in Turkey: the effects of the Health Transformation Programme” by Mahmut S Yardim, Nesrin Cilingiroglu, and Nazan Yardim
  • “Health reform and out-of-pocket payments: lessons from China” by Lufa Zhang and Nan Liu
  • “Through the back door: nurse migration to the UK from Malawi and Nepal, a policy critique” by Radha Adhikari and Astrida Grigulis

A New Edition of Christian Bioethics is Available

Christian Bioethics (Volume 20, No. 1, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Reformed Christian Bioethics: Developing a Field of Scholarship” by Ryan R. Nash
  • “Reframing the Relevance of Calvinism and the Reformed Tradition for 21st Century Bioethics” by Jon C. Tilburt and Katherine M. Humeniuk
  • “Can Calvin Save Medicine? A Response to Jeff Bishop” by Allen Verhey
  • “Health and Medicine in the Perspective of the Westminster Confession of Faith” by Franklin E. Payne
  • “Calvin and the Duty to Respect a Patient’s Trust” by David T. Ball

A New Edition of Developing World Bioethics is Available

Developing World Bioethics (Volume 14, No. 1, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Bioethics and Forensic Psychiatry” by Debora Diniz
  • “Impact of Three Years Training on Operations Capacities of Research Ethics Committees in Nigeria” by Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, et al.
  • “On Abortion: Exploring Psychological Meaning and Attitudes in a Sample of Mexican Gynecologists” by Ma. Luisa Marván, Asunción Álvarez del Río and Zaira Campos
  • “Ethical Issues in Field Trials of Genetically Modified Disease-Resistant Mosquitoes” by David B. Resnik
  • “The Ethics of Engaged Presence: A Framework for Health Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Development Work” by Matthew R. Hunt, et al.

 

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