About The Journal of Clinical Ethics


The Journal of Clinical Ethics is written for and by physicians, nurses, attorneys, clergy, ethicists, and others whose decisions directly affect patients. More than 70 percent of the articles in JCE are authored or co-authored by clinicians.


JCE is a double-blinded, peer-reviewed journal indexed in PubMed, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, and other indexes.


The journal is available in print and electronic format. Electronic archives include 25 back volumes and the current volume year.


The Journal of Clinical Ethics is an American Society of Bioethics and Humanities partner journal.


JCE does not accept paid advertising, does not sell or provide lists of subscribers' names and addresses to any other entity, and is not financially supported by any outside institution or organization.



Editor in Chief

Edmund G. Howe, MD, JD

Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Programs in Medical Ethics,

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Executive Editor and Publisher

Norman Quist


Managing Editor

Leslie LeBlanc


Associate Editors

Jeffrey T. Berger, MD

       NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

       New York University Langone Medical Center

Christine K. Cassel, MD

       American Board of Internal Medicine

T. Forcht Dagi, MD, DMedSc, MPH, FRCSEd

       Queen’s University Belfast and Harvard Medical School

Dena S. Davis, JD, PhD

       Lehigh University

Evan G. DeRenzo, PhD

       Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

       Medical College of Wisconsin

Nancy Neveloff Dubler, LLB

       New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

       University of Pennsylvania
Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP

       Weill Cornell Medical College

Paul Ford, PhD

       Cleveland Clinic

Rebecca E. Garden, PhD

       State University of New York, Upstate Medical University

Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD

       University of California, Berkeley

Eric Kodish, MD

       Cleveland Clinic

Robert J. Levine, MD

       Yale University

Charles MacKay, PhD

       National Institutes of Health

Alan Meisel, JD

       University of Pittsburgh

Christine I. Mitchell, RN, MS

       Harvard Medical School

Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD

       University of Pennsylvania

Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD

Michigan State University

David T. Ozar, PhD

Loyola University Chicago

Robert Pearlman, MD, MPH

       Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD

       Hamline University School of Law

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

       University of Chicago

James E. Sabin, MD

       Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Havard Medical School

Nneka Mokwunye Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM

Hennepin Healthcare

Mark Siegler, MD

       University of Chicago

Robert Truog, MD

       Harvard Medical School Childrens Hospital

William J. Winslade, PhD, JD, PhD

        University of Texas Medical Branch


What Your Colleagues

Are Saying about JCE:


“Articles are timely, reasonably short, and written in a clear style with minimal philosophical jargon . . . better than other medical ethics journals in addressing practical issues of concern to clinicians. . . . The journal makes an important and needed contribution to the field.”                                

— As reviewed in JAMA®


“The Journal of Clinical Ethics has provided a wonderful, stimulating forum for the discussion of critical issues in ethics and healthcare.”

— Daniel Callahan, PhD,

The Hastings Center


“I always look forward to receiving my issue of The Journal of Clinical Ethics.

It consistently has more material worth reading than any other bioethics journals to which I subscribe. It addresses a very important need in the field.”

— Robert D. Truog, MD,

Harvard Medical School