Journal of Medical Ethics

(The TQCC of Journal of Medical Ethics is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Good reasons to vaccinate: mandatory or payment for risk?113
Who is afraid of black box algorithms? On the epistemological and ethical basis of trust in medical AI111
The carnage of substandard research during the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for quality100
Levels of stress in medical students due to COVID-1975
Passport to freedom? Immunity passports for COVID-1968
Represent me: please! Towards an ethics of digital twins in medicine55
Defining the undefinable: the black box problem in healthcare artificial intelligence54
Towards collective moral resilience: the potential of communities of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond49
Nothing to be ashamed of: sex robots for older adults with disabilities48
Machine learning in medicine: should the pursuit of enhanced interpretability be abandoned?45
Persuasion, not coercion or incentivisation, is the best means of promoting COVID-19 vaccination44
Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic: what are their duties and what is owed to them?42
Patients, clinicians and open notes: information blocking as a case of epistemic injustice38
Ethics of research at the intersection of COVID-19 and black lives matter: a call to action37
Ethical allocation of future COVID-19 vaccines36
Rationing, racism and justice: advancing the debate around ‘colourblind’ COVID-19 ventilator allocation36
Ethics of generative AI35
Money is not everything: experimental evidence that payments do not increase willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-1934
Responsibility, second opinions and peer-disagreement: ethical and epistemological challenges of using AI in clinical diagnostic contexts33
The need for empathetic healthcare systems32
Vaccine ethics: an ethical framework for global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines30
When patients refuse COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and social distancing in inpatient psychiatry: clinical and ethical challenges29
Fair allocation of scarce medical resources in the time of COVID-19: what do people think?27
Solidarity is for other people: identifying derelictions of solidarity in responses to COVID-1925
Before and beyond trust: reliance in medical AI25
Social determinants of health and slippery slopes in assisted dying debates: lessons from Canada25
Caster Semenya, athlete classification, and fair equality of opportunity in sport25
Global equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for COVID-19: The role of patents as private governance25
Payment in challenge studies: ethics, attitudes and a new payment for risk model25
Mistrust and inconsistency during COVID-19: considerations for resource allocation guidelines that prioritise healthcare workers24
Where is knowledge from the global South? An account of epistemic justice for a global bioethics24
What’s yours is ours: waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines24
Balancing health worker well-being and duty to care: an ethical approach to staff safety in COVID-19 and beyond24
Environmental sustainability and the carbon emissions of pharmaceuticals24
Sustainability principle for the ethics of healthcare resource allocation24
Triage and justice in an unjust pandemic: ethical allocation of scarce medical resources in the setting of racial and socioeconomic disparities23
Reviewing the womb22
Ethicists, doctors and triage decisions: who should decide? And on what basis?22
Male or female genital cutting: why ‘health benefits’ are morally irrelevant22
The unnaturalistic fallacy: COVID-19 vaccine mandates should not discriminate against natural immunity22
Vaccine mandates for healthcare workers beyond COVID-1921
Ethics of the algorithmic prediction of goal of care preferences: from theory to practice21
Can we learn from hidden mistakes? Self-fulfilling prophecy and responsible neuroprognostic innovation21
Love thy neighbour? Allocating vaccines in a world of competing obligations21
Evidence, ethics and the promise of artificial intelligence in psychiatry21
Public involvement in the governance of population-level biomedical research: unresolved questions and future directions20
Testimonial injustice in medical machine learning20
Commercial DNA tests and police investigations: a broad bioethical perspective20
The time has come to extend the 14-day limit19
How to fairly incentivise digital contact tracing19
Applying futility in psychiatry: a concept whose time has come19
Trust does not need to be human: it is possible to trust medical AI19
Mitigating ethical conflict and moral distress in the care of patients on ECMO: impact of an automatic ethics consultation protocol18
Epistemic injustice in psychiatric practice: epistemic duties and the phenomenological approach18
Without a trace: Why did corona apps fail?18
Promoting racial equity in COVID-19 resource allocation18
Response to our reviewers17
Frauds in scientific research and how to possibly overcome them17
COVID-19 vaccine boosters for young adults: a risk benefit assessment and ethical analysis of mandate policies at universities17
Forever young? The ethics of ongoing puberty suppression for non-binary adults17
‘Can you hear me?’: communication, relationship and ethics in video-based telepsychiatric consultations17
AI support for ethical decision-making around resuscitation: proceed with care17
Vaccine confidence, public understanding and probity: time for a shift in focus?17
The ethics of consent during labour and birth: episiotomies17
Against vaccine nationalism17
Vaccine passports and health disparities: a perilous journey17
Diversity in clinical research: public health and social justice imperatives17
Military metaphors and pandemic propaganda: unmasking the betrayal of ‘Healthcare Heroes’16
Three models for the regulation of polygenic scores in reproduction16
COVID-19 and beyond: the ethical challenges of resetting health services during and after public health emergencies16
Immunity passports, fundamental rights and public health hazards: a reply to Brown et al16
Challenges to biobanking in LMICs during COVID-19: time to reconceptualise research ethics guidance for pandemics and public health emergencies?16
Sharing online clinical notes with patients: implications for nocebo effects and health equity16
‘Climate change mitigation is a hot topic, but not when it comes to hospitals’: a qualitative study on hospital stakeholders’ perception and sense of responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions16
Tragic choices in intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic: on fairness, consistency and community16
Barriers to green inhaler prescribing: ethical issues in environmentally sustainable clinical practice16
National health system cuts and triage decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy and Spain: ethical implications16
Data for sale: trust, confidence and sharing health data with commercial companies16
COVID-19 pandemic, the scarcity of medical resources, community-centred medicine and discrimination against persons with disabilities15
WHO’s allocation framework for COVAX: is it fair?15
Professional virtue of civility and the responsibilities of medical educators and academic leaders15
Reproductive carrier screening: responding to the eugenics critique15
Ethics of selective restriction of liberty in a pandemic15
Justice in COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation: rethinking the approach15
Research abuses against people of colour and other vulnerable groups in early psychedelic research15
Why continuing uncertainties are no reason to postpone challenge trials for coronavirus vaccines14
Does Zero-COVID neglect health disparities?14
Epistemic injustice, children and mental illness14
Integrating philosophy, policy and practice to create a just and fair health service14
Voluntary COVID-19 vaccination of children: a social responsibility14
Gestaticide: killing the subject of the artificial womb14
Ethical issues in computational pathology14
Should rare diseases get special treatment?13
How to reach trustworthy decisions for caesarean sections on maternal request: a call for beneficial power13
Digital bioethics: introducing new methods for the study of bioethical issues13
Spoonful of honey or a gallon of vinegar? A conditional COVID-19 vaccination policy for front-line healthcare workers13
Informed consent in pragmatic trials: results from a survey of trials published 2014–201913
Does NICE apply the rule of rescue in its approach to highly specialised technologies?13
Ethical climate in contemporary paediatric intensive care13
Compulsory medical intervention versus external constraint in pandemic control13
High ideals: the misappropriation and reappropriation of the heroic label in the midst of a global pandemic13
Assisted gestative technologies13
Spanish regulation of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide13
The harm principle, personal identity and identity-relative paternalism13
Ethical decision making during a healthcare crisis: a resource allocation framework and tool13
Choosing death in unjust conditions: hope, autonomy and harm reduction12
Morisprudence: a theoretical framework for studying the relationship linking moral case deliberation, organisational learning and quality improvement12
What does solidarity do for bioethics?12
A focused protection vaccination strategy: why we should not target children with COVID-19 vaccination policies12
A discussion on controversies and ethical dilemmas in prostate cancer screening12
Health justice in the Anthropocene: medical ethics and the Land Ethic12
Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19: critiquing the impact of disease public profile on policy and clinical decision-making12
Pandemic prioritarianism12
Translating Cultural Safety to the UK12
Patients, doctors and risk attitudes12
Is there room for privacy in medical crowdfunding?12
Physician moral injury in the context of moral, ethical and legal codes11
Allocation of COVID-19 vaccination: when public prioritisation preferences differ from official regulations11
SARS-CoV-2 challenge studies: ethics and risk minimisation11
Ethical challenges for women’s healthcare highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic11
Reimagining research ethics to include environmental sustainability: a principled approach, including a case study of data-driven health research11
Constructing authentic decisions: proxy decision making for research involving adults who lack capacity to consent11
What money can’t buy: an argument against paying people to get vaccinated11
Social egg freezing and donation: waste not, want not11
Prolife hypocrisy: why inconsistency arguments do not matter11
Autonomy-based criticisms of the patient preference predictor11
Genetic information, insurance and a pluralistic approach to justice11
Expanded terminal sedation in end-of-life care10
How can we decide a fair allocation of healthcare resources during a pandemic?10
Organisational failure: rethinking whistleblowing for tomorrow’s doctors10
Demonstrating ‘respect for persons’ in clinical research: findings from qualitative interviews with diverse genomics research participants10
Near-term ethical challenges of digital twins10
What can data trusts for health research learn from participatory governance in biobanks?10
Beyond regulatory approaches to ethics: making space for ethical preparedness in healthcare research10
Two dilemmas for medical ethics in the treatment of gender dysphoria in youth10
Understanding Japan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic10
Control, trust and the sharing of health information: the limits of trust10
Allocating scarce life-saving resources: the proper role of age10
Youth should decide: the principle of subsidiarity in paediatric transgender healthcare10
Where the ethical action is10
Should age matter in COVID-19 triage? A deliberative study10
Trust and the Goldacre Review: why trusted research environments are not about trust10
Sport-related concussion research agenda beyond medical science: culture, ethics, science, policy10
Analysis of the institutional landscape and proliferation of proposals for global vaccine equity for COVID-19: too many cooks or too many recipes?10
Healthcare professionals’ responsibility for informing relatives at risk of hereditary disease10
Controlled human infection with SARS-CoV-2 to study COVID-19 vaccines and treatments: bioethics in Utopia10
Genetic testing in the acute setting: a round table discussion9
Conventional revolution: the ethical implications of the natural progress of neonatal intensive care to artificial wombs9
Payment in challenge studies from an economics perspective9
Three pitfalls of accountable healthcare rationing9
Is there a duty to routinely reinterpret genomic variant classifications?9
Consent-GPT: is it ethical to delegate procedural consent to conversational AI?9
Knowledge from the global South is in the global South9
Maternal request caesareans and COVID-19: the virus does not diminish the importance of choice in childbirth9
US adults’ preferences for race-based and place-based prioritisation for COVID-19 vaccines9
Framework for evaluation research on clinical ethical case interventions: the role of ethics consultants9
Language matters: the ‘digital twin’ metaphor in health and medicine9
Should healthcare workers be prioritised during the COVID-19 pandemic? A view from Madrid and New York9
What moral work can Nussbaum’s account of human dignity do in the context of dementia care?9
COVID-19 vaccination status should not be used in triage tie-breaking9
Payment of COVID-19 challenge trials: underpayment is a bigger worry than overpayment9
WHO guidance on ethics in outbreaks and the COVID-19 pandemic: a critical appraisal9
Expressivism at the beginning and end of life9
Ethics of vaccine refusal9
We might be afraid of black-box algorithms8
Reification and assent in research involving those who lack capacity8
Fine-tuning the impairment argument8
Perspectives on digital twins and the (im)possibilities of control8
Fraud and retraction in perioperative medicine publications: what we learned and what can be implemented to prevent future recurrence8
Public justification and expert disagreement over non-pharmaceutical interventions for the COVID-19 pandemic8
Procedural safeguards cannot disentangle MAiD from organ donation decisions8
Development of a structured process for fair allocation of critical care resources in the setting of insufficient capacity: a discussion paper8
What makes a medical intervention invasive?8
Philosophical evaluation of the conceptualisation of trust in the NHS’ Code of Conduct for artificial intelligence-driven technology8
Euthanasia in persons with advanced dementia: a dignity-enhancing care approach8
Initiating technology dependence to sustain a child’s life: a systematic review of reasons8
Reflections of methodological and ethical challenges in conducting research during COVID-19 involving resettled refugee youth in Canada8
What is common and what is different: recommendations from European scientific societies for triage in the first outbreak of COVID-198
Need for patient-developed concepts of empowerment to rectify epistemic injustice and advance person-centred care8
Ethical framework for adult social care in COVID-198
Public health decisions in the COVID-19 pandemic require more than ‘follow the science’8
Doctors have an ethical obligation to ask patients about food insecurity: what is stopping us?8
Costa, cancer and coronavirus: contractualism as a guide to the ethics of lockdown8
My body, not my choice: against legalised abortion8
Risk-related standards of competence are a nonsense7
Should practice and policy be revised to allow for risk-proportional payment to human challenge study participants?7
Challenging misconceptions about clinical ethics support during COVID-19 and beyond: a legal update and future considerations7
Meta-surrogate decision making and artificial intelligence7
Ethics of the fiduciary relationship between patient and physician: the case of informed consent7
Why we should not extend the 14-day rule7
Ethics of digital twins: four challenges7
Pregnancy and superior moral status: a proposal for two thresholds of personhood7
Clinicians and AI use: where is the professional guidance?7
Survey of German medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: attitudes toward volunteering versus compulsory service and associated factors7
Towards a new model of global health justice: the case of COVID-19 vaccines7
Does the General Medical Council’s 2020 guidance on consent advance on its 2008 guidance?7
The inconsistency argument: why apparent pro-life inconsistency undermines opposition to induced abortion7
Hospital chaplains as ethical consultants in making difficult medical decisions7
Impact of ectogenesis on the medicalisation of pregnancy and childbirth7
Sex robot fantasies7
Impact of gender bias on women surgeons: a South African perspective7
A stakeholder meeting exploring the ethical perspectives of immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery7
Ethics of digital contact tracing wearables7
Non-maleficence and the ethics of consent to cancer screening7
Sleep softly: Schubert, ethics and the value of dying well7
Genetic discrimination in life insurance: a human rights issue7
To be, or not to be? The role of the unconscious in transgender transitioning: identity, autonomy and well-being7
Novel drug candidates targeting Alzheimer’s disease: ethical challenges with identifying the relevant patient population7
Red herrings, circuit-breakers and ageism in the COVID-19 debate7
Practical, epistemic and normative implications of algorithmic bias in healthcare artificial intelligence: a qualitative study of multidisciplinary expert perspectives7
High court should not restrict access to puberty blockers for minors7
The ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic: the ethics of emerging inequalities amongst healthcare workers7
More than consent for ethical open-label placebo research7
Three for me and none for you? An ethical argument for delaying COVID-19 boosters7
Human equality arguments against abortion6
How to overcome lockdown: selective isolation versus contact tracing6
Making a case for the inclusion of refractory and severe mental illness as a sole criterion for Canadians requesting medical assistance in dying (MAiD): a review6
Physicians’ duty to climate protection as an expression of their professional identity: a defence from Korsgaard’s neo-Kantian moral framework6
Ethical conflicts during the process of deciding about ICU admission: an empirically driven ethical analysis6
Taking the burden off: a study of the quality of ethics consultation in the time of COVID-196
Lockdown and levelling down: why Savulescu and Cameron are mistaken about selective isolation of the elderly6
Instruments of health and harm: how the procurement of healthcare goods contributes to global health inequality6
Cancer Research UK’S obesity campaign in 2018 and 2019: effective health promotion or perpetuating the stigmatisation of obesity?6
Accessing unproven interventions in the COVID-19 pandemic: discussion on the ethics of ‘compassionate therapies’ in times of catastrophic pandemics6
Rare diseases in healthcare priority setting: should rarity matter?6
Psychotherapy, placebos, and informed consent6
Discrimination against the dying6
The revised International Code of Medical Ethics: an exercise in international professional ethical self-regulation6
Gender dysphoria in adolescents: can adolescents or parents give valid consent to puberty blockers?6
Association of medical futility with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) code status in hospitalised patients6
Artificial placentas, pregnancy loss and loss-sensitive care6
Randomised controlled trials in medical AI: ethical considerations6
Two kinds of embryo research: four case examples6
Raising the profile of fairness and justice in medical practice and policy6
Responsibility and decision-making authority in using clinical decision support systems: an empirical-ethical exploration of German prospective professionals’ preferences and concerns6
Can routine screening for alcohol consumption in pregnancy be ethically and legally justified?6
A vaccine tax: ensuring a more equitable global vaccine distribution6
Disclosure of non-recent (historic) childhood sexual abuse: What should researchers do?6
Assessment of patient decision-making capacity in the context of voluntary euthanasia for psychic suffering caused by psychiatric disorders: a qualitative study of approaches among Belgian physicians6
Staffing crisis capacity: a different approach to healthcare resource allocation for a different type of scarce resource6
Against the strengthened impairment argument: never-born fetuses have no FLO to deprive6
Implementation of the EU clinical trial regulation transforms the ethics committee systems and endangers ethical standards6
Should a medical digital twin be viewed as an extension of the patient's body?6
Operating room time as a limited resource: ethical considerations for allocation6
Addressing bias in artificial intelligence for public health surveillance6
Conscientious participants and the ethical dimensions of physician support for legalised voluntary assisted dying6
Prescribing meaning: hedonistic perspectives on the therapeutic use of psychedelic-assisted meaning enhancement6
Twin pregnancy, fetal reduction and the 'all or nothing problem’6
Artificial intelligence paternalism5