2015-10-03 01.44.50

Bioethics Institute’s Gianna McMillan and “Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics”

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (NIB) is an academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. It provides a forum for exploring current issues in bioethics through the publication and analysis of personal stories, qualitative and mixed-methods research articles, and case studies. Past issues have addressed autism, obesity, mental illness, organ donation, and political pressure experienced by IRB members. Gianna McMillan, who recently received her Master’s Degree from LMU’s Bioethics Institute, edited the symposium in issue 4.1 entitled “Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors: Parent Stories”. Mrs. McMillan also serves as NIB’s Director of Community Engagement, raising funds and managing the publication of a freely accessible electronic version of selected symposia, known as “Voices: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB”. The journal’s long term goal is to publish every collection of stories so that patient communities can use them for public awareness, advocacy and the education of healthcare providers. For more information about Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, click here.


The first two VOICES issues are “Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors” and “Normalizing Intersex”. Each issue is accompanied by a study guide and remarks from narrative bioethicist Arthur Frank.

Normalizing Intersex – pdf
Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors – pdf

Links to the complete academic journal can be found on the BioethicsHub resource page.


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