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Makkizadeh F, Ossareh F. Citation analysis and algorithmic histography of medical ethics in Web of Science in 1990-2008. ijme. 2011; 4 (5) :65-77
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-160-en.html
1- Department of Library, University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran
2- Department of Library and Information, University of Shahid Chamran, Ahwaz, Iran , osareh. f@gmail. com
Abstract:   (4870 Views)
Medical Ethics is a branch of science that has received attention due to developments in medical treatments and technology as well as complex social transformations and involvement of social sciences, law and so on in medicine. The present paper attempted to perform an analysis and historiography of scientific publications in the field of medical ethics and their growth and development rate between the years 1990 and 2008. This study used scientometrics to examine scientific publications in the field of medical ethics between 1990 and 2008 in three bibliographic databases: The Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). An evaluation of the nature of the documents showed that 5690 bibliographic items had been presented in fifteen different formats. The documents had all been published in 1289 journals by 3634 universities or higher education institutions, with the Harvard University in the lead. 10326 authors had composed articles during this period and made reference to a total of 109301 sources. The Journal of Medical Ethics had published the majority of works in the field. One major topic in this field is “medical ethics education and its necessity”, as medical policies and regulations are constantly changing in order to ensure patients’ rights. Consequently, a need is clearly felt for teaching medical ethics in order to offer medical care in an ethical and human manner, and to make difficult decisions concerning new technologies.
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Type of Study: Research |
Accepted: 2013/10/8 | Published: 2017/09/27

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