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In the 25th year of bioethics publishing: new challenges of the post-truth era

As IJME enters its 25th year of publication, all of us closely associated with the journal look back on this journey with a degree of satisfaction. Not only has the only bioethics journal published from India survived for 24 years, it has also produced some extraordinary successes. As you read this issue, we will be celebrating the 12th year of the biennial National Bioethics Conferences– the sixth NBC will take place in Pune from January 13 to 15, 2017. Over the last 25 years, we have witnessed the takeover of medical journals by corporates. We have also seen journals becoming financially dependent on advertisements from corporates, and adopting commercial models for…

Knowing one’s death: philosophical considerations

Coming to know and accept one’s impending death allows terminally ill persons to face their mortality without deception. While life as such is a constant race towards death, terminal illness brings one’s own death closer to experience. Being in the face of death in this manner can be transformed into an ontologically rewarding experience. Research on medical practices of truth telling in cases of terminal illness tends to show that there is healthy…

Patient autonomy within real or valid consent: Samira Kohli’s case

January 18, 2017

In bioethics literature, the primary justification for the requirement…

“Exit exams” for medical graduates: a guarantee of quality?

January 12, 2017

Despite a great deal of opposition from many segments of the medical community, the Medical Council…

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