The Hastings Center ReportPast Issues
The Hastings Center Report began publication in 1971. A description of all articles, essays, columns, letters, and book reviews staring with volume 36, along with selected content from previous volumes, is now available. Some content is available free to registered viewers. Past content from the Hastings Center Report can also be found in our selected past articles archive, at PubMed, and through JSTOR.
May-June 2015 (volume 45, issue 3)
With articles on the valorization of courage among health care workers and on whether patient-satisfaction surveys improve health care.
March-April 2015 (volume 45, number 2)
With articles about clinical translation and about men and abortion decisions.
January-February 2015 (volume 45, issue 1)
With articles and a set of commentaries on the SUPPORT study, exploring whether there were "additional foreseeable risks" and discussing the lessons for comparative effectiveness research to be drawn from the study.
November-December 2014 (Volume 44, Issue 6)
With articles on biotic games and on obesity, individual liberty, and public health emergencies. And with the special report "Synthetic Future: Can We Create What We Want Out of Synthetic Biology?"
September-October 2014 (volume 44, issue 5)
With a set of essays on teaching bioethics, articles on how caregivers may justify a refusal to provide a medical treatment requested by a patient, and the special report "LGBT Bioethics: Visibility, Disparities, and Dialogue."
July- August 2014 (volume 44, issue 4)
With articles on how investigators might return incidental findings to subjects of genomic research and on the tension between compassion and efficiency in the ICU. And with the special report "The Intersection of Research Fraud and Human Subjects Research: A Regulatory Review."
May-June 2014 (volume 44, number 3)
With articles on advance directives, dementia, and the withholding of food and water by mouth and on whether patients should be informed up front about the financial costs of treatment.
March-April 2014 (volume 44, number 2)
With articles on anonymous gamete donation and on ethics and evidence in medical debates. And with the special report "Interpreting Neuroimages: An Introduction to the Technology and Its Limits."
January-February 2014 (volume 44, number 1)
With articles about cluster randomized trials and about the mindset research subjects may bring to informed consent. And with a special report on narrative ethics.
November-December 2013 (volume 43, number 6)
Articles on the debate about exactly when a person dies and on voluntary sterilization for childfree women.
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