10(1) Mar18: Clinical Ethics Consultation

We are proud to present our March 2018 Issue, the first issue of this year’s Volume 10, and a thematic issue on Clinical Ethics Consultation.

This special issue celebrates the 13th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC), which took place from 25 to 27 May 2017 in Singapore. The conference theme, Clinical Ethics and Change in Healthcare, asked presenters to contextualize clinical ethics support needs and meet challenges brought on by the evolving and changing healthcare landscape, including demographic shifts, biomedical advancements, system reforms, patient engagement, and an increased global interconnectivity. The conference sub-themes offered a chance for presenters to sharpen their focus on Clinical Ethics Support for Changing Health Care Practices and Contexts, Changing Attitudes to End-of-Life Care, Using Innovative Treatments and Modes of Health Service Delivery, and Globalization, Migration, and Cross-border Health Care. More than 310 leading clinicians, academics, policy-makers, and students from 38 countries answered the call to come to Singapore to exchange their work and deliberate and develop new global understandings. The papers in this issue are based on the presentations or are thematically aligned with ICCEC 2017.

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Editorial – Free Access
Clinical Ethics Consultation
Sumytra Menon, and Marin Gillis
March 2018 – 10(1): 1-2 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0049-9

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
A Doctor in the House: Ethical and Practical Issues when Doctors Treat Themselves and Those they are Close to
Kanny Ooi
March 2018 – 10(1): 3-19 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0043-2

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
An Actual Advance in Advance Directives: Moving from Patient Choices to Patient Voices in Advance Care Planning
Virginia L. Bartlett, and Stuart G. Finder
March 2018 – 10(1): 21-36 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0045-0

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
Jonsen’s Four Topics Approach as a Framework for Clinical Ethics Consultation
Hui Jin Toh, James Alvin Low, Zhen Yu Lim, Yvonne Lim, Shahla Siddiqui, and Lawrence Tan
March 2018 – 10(1): 37-51 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0047-y

Original Article – Free Access via PMC
How Stigma Distorts Justice: the Exile and Isolation of Leprosy Patients in Hawai`i
Alexander T.M. Cheung
March 2018 – 10(1): 53-66 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0042-3

Perspective Article – Free Access via PMC
Presenters or Patients? A Crucial Distinction in Individual Health Assessments
G. Owen Schaefer
March 2018 – 10(1): 67-73 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0044-1

Perspective Article – Free Access via PMC
Using Movie Clips to Promote Reflective Practice: a Creative Approach for Teaching Ethics
Pablo González Blasco, Graziela Moreto, and Leo Pessini
March 2018 – 10(1): 75-85 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0046-z

Perspective Article – Free Access via PMC
Considerations for Introducing Legislation on Advance Decisions in Malaysia
Mark Tan Kiak Min
March 2018 – 10(1): 87-92 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0048-x

Case Report – Free Access via PMC
Use of the welfare-based model in the application of palliative sedation
Su Yan Yap
March 2018 – 10(1): 93-101 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0050-3