NIB 5.1A

The journal is pleased to bring our readers this supplemental issue entitled, “Toward Treatment with Respect and Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit”. All articles in this issue are focused on the common theme of treating patients in the ICU with respect, yet they use different approaches—qualitative interviews, surveys, and conceptual analysis—to provide a triangulated view of the theme.

The research presented in this issue was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

NIB 5.1A is available in an open access PDF.


VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB is a publication created from the “narrative symposia” — the stories and commentaries published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics — that explore current issues in bioethics and health policy. This highly readable edition can be produced for sponsors to distribute to interest groups or for educational efforts.

Click here to download a short reflection piece by Art Frank on how to learn from narratives.


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Case Study Partnerships

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics has established new and exciting partnerships with several leading ethical consultation services. The bioethics departments at M D Anderson, the Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and the Ethics Center at UCLA Health System have agreed to publish annually a case study in NIB. This will allow them to highlight their approaches to clinical ethics consultations and will give the journal access to interesting cases to share with our readers.

Indexing on PUBMED/MedLine

NIB is now indexed on PUBMED/MedLine.

In Other Words Video

These short video interviews provide personal perspectives on the scholarship produced by the Johns Hopkins University Press Journals Division. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research editors James DuBois and Ana Iltis discuss the journal’s mission through the example of a recent issue on living organ donation.