Going Global and Facing the Future

Clinical Neuroethics


Clinical Neuroethics, is an annual issue of CQ, The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, aimed at addressing key themes and questions that are directly relevant to the translation of the brain sciences in clinical medicine and their use and influence in law and public life.


The need for a clinical perspective will only increase. As knowledge and technologies of the brain sciences continue to expand,  questions of if and how   neuroscientific tools and  should be best applied to the real world of patient care are becoming ever more prevalent and complex.  Clinical Neuroethics will bridge bench to bedside  by providing a forum for exchange of ideas and insights focal to the engagement of  brain science in  clinical settings.  In this way, Clinical Neuroethics will provide a vector and nexus for deep and meaningful discourse on the issues, questions and problems generated by the intersection of brain science and clinical care.


 Editor: Thomasine Kushner, PhD, University of California, Berkeley,  Program in Medicine & Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, USA


Associate Editor:  James Giordano, PhD, Department of Neurology, and Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA


Editorial Board:


Yves Agid, MD, PhD, ICM, (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière), Paris, France


Jennifer Chandler, LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada


Markus Christen, Dr. sc. ETH, University Research Priority Program Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Joseph J. Fins, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Medical Ethics , New York, New York, USA


Paul Ford, PhD, NeuroEthics Program, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA


Grant Gillett, FRACS, D.Phil, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand


John Harris, FMedSci, D.Phil, The Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, School of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.


Judy Illes, PhD, Brain Research Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, National Core for Neuroethics, The University of British Columbia, Canada


Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg Medical Center, Germany


Catherine Madison, MD, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA


Christine Mitchell, RN, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Erik Parens, PhD. The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York, USA


John R. Shook, PhD, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, New York, USA


Alan Yee, DO, Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA


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Neuroethics Now


Neuroethics Now is a regular section of CQ, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and welcomes papers addressing the philosophical, ethical and social dimensions of neuroscientific research and its varied applications and effects in medicine, and  society at-large. .


Manuscript submissions for Clinical Neuroethics and Neuroethics Now should be sent to Thomasine Kushner, Ph.D. To facilitate review, manuscripts are to be submitted as electronic copy, preferably in MS Word, and addressed to: kushnertk@gmail.com following the CQ guidelines for preparation of manuscripts at:




Yves Agid, Md, PhD, Science Director, ICM, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle Épinere

Thomasine Kushner, PhD, Clinical Neuroethics, Suttherhealth, PMV, and Co-Editor, Cambridge Quarterly  of Healthcare Ethics

Neuroethics Network

in partnership with: ICM