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Medicolegal and Bioethics

Dr Spielman

Medical Humanities, Southern Illinois University School of Medici, United States

Dr Spielman

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Bethany Spielman
Dr. Bethany Spielman, M.H.A., Ph.D., J.D. is associate professor of medical humanities and health law at Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine and School of Law, and director of the medical school’s medical ethics program.

Her research focuses on the intersection of law and bioethics, with particular focus in several areas: clinical ethics consultation and other manifestations of institutionalized ethics; organ and tissue donation, and geriatrics. Her current work focuses on international law and ethical norms in human subjects research.

Dr. Spielman’s most recent book, Bioethics in Law, is held by more than 300 law, medicine, university, and national libraries in 16 countries and was reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her publications have been cited in more than 250 medical, legal, scientific, nursing, and humanities journals and books in English, Spanish, French, German and Serbian, including in the Irish government’s recent report Ethical Review and Children’s Research in Ireland.

Dr. Spielman has served on numerous editorial boards and grant review panels, and guest edited an issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics based on a symposium she co-chaired on ethics expert testimony.

Editorial Board

Nikola Biller-Andorno, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Peter A Clark, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Institute of Bioethics, John McShain Chair, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Lawrence Gostin, University Professor and O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States.

Thomas Stewart Huddle, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

József Kovács, Professor and Head of Bioethics, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest

Michael Loughlin, Professor of Applied Philosophy, University of West London & Co-Director, European Institute for Person-Centred Health and Social Care, UWL. Academic Visitor, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford Medical School & Project Director of the Literature Database Programme, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK

Joan L. McGregor, Professor, Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA

Hugh McLachlan, Professor Emeritus of Applied Philosophy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Geoffrey Poitras, Professor, Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Daryl Pullman, PhD, Professor of Medical Ethics, Director, Centre for Bioethics, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John's, Canada.

Bernard E. Rollin, University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Animal Science and Biomedical Sciences, University Bioethicist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Dick (Richard J) Sobsey, Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.

Antonio G. Spagnolo, M.D., Professor of Legal Medicine and Bioethics, Director of the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (IBioMedH), School of Medicine “Agostino Gemelli”, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Mariachiara Tallacchini, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Universita' Cattolica S.C. - Piacenza, Italy;
Professor of Science, Law and Democracy at SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati), Trieste, Italy.

Ruud ter Meulen, Professor Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

David L. Thomas, MD JD EdD, Former Professor and Chair - Department Of Surgery Nova; Professor and Chair- Division of Correctional Medicine; Professor of Public Health, Southeastern College of Medicine, FL, USA