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Ethical decision-making regarding infant viability: A discussion (2016)
Journal Article
Kelly, J., & Welch, E. (2018). Ethical decision-making regarding infant viability: A discussion. Nursing Ethics, 25(7), 897-905. doi:10.1177/0969733016677869

© The Author(s) 2016. Background: There are no universally agreed rules of healthcare ethics. Ethical decisions and standards tend to be linked to professional codes of practice when dealing with complex issues. Objectives: This paper aims to explore... Read More

Why not boys? The human papillomavirus vaccine schedule in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Millington, H., & Kelly, J. C. (2016). Why not boys? The human papillomavirus vaccine schedule in the UK. British Journal of School Nursing, 11(9), 438-442. doi:10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.9.438

The aim of this paper is to explore the ethical issues on why boys are not currently included in the human papillomavirus vaccination schedule in the United Kingdom (UK). There is a paucity of literature on the benefits of vaccinating boys (Hull and... Read More

"A band of brothers" - an exploration of the range of medical ethical issues faced by British senior military clinicians on deployment to Afghanistan: a qualitative study (2016)
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Bernthal, E. M., Draper, H. J., Henning, J., & Kelly, J. C. (2017). "A band of brothers" - an exploration of the range of medical ethical issues faced by British senior military clinicians on deployment to Afghanistan: a qualitative study. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 163(3), (199-205). doi:10.1136/jramc-2016-000701. ISSN 0035-8665

Aims To identify and explore features of ethical issues that senior clinicians faced as Deployed Medical Directors (DMDs) to the British Field Hospital in Afghanistan (BFHA) as well as to determine the ethical training requirements for future deploym... Read More

Using an ethical model to manage patient-soldier confidentiality when medical treatment for post traumatic stress disorder is refused (2011)
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(2011). Using an ethical model to manage patient-soldier confidentiality when medical treatment for post traumatic stress disorder is refused

This paper reviews the ethical tensions and the dual loyalty conflict between following military orders and professional codes of conduct. All competent patients have a right to refuse medical treatment. However, maintaining confidentiality is not an... Read More

Battlefield conditions: Different environment but the same duty of care (2010)
Journal Article
Kelly, J. (2010). Battlefield conditions: Different environment but the same duty of care. Nursing Ethics, 17(5), 636-645. doi:10.1177/0969733010373434

Using an interpretative research approach to ethical and legal literature, it is argued that nursing in the battlefield is distinctly different to civilian nursing, even in an emergency, and that the environment is so different that a duty of care ow... Read More