Korean Journal of Medical Ethics 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 1.27

Korean | English

pISSN : 2005-8284 / eISSN : 2234-3598

Aims & Scope
The Korea Society for Medical Ethics is an academic organization involving professionals from medical education and research institutes such as medicine, nursing, and dentistry. We are an academic organization established to promote the development and national competitiveness of education and research activities in this field and to promote information exchange and friendship among members through researching and educating medical ethics issues. The Korea Journal of Medical Ethics is the official journal of The Korea Society for Medical Ethics, which publishes the contents of 'medical ethics', 'medical ethics education' and 'academic research dealing with ethical, legal, and social aspects of biomedical science'.
YOO Sangho

(Hanyang University College of Medicine, Medical Ethics)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 1.27
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 1.16
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 1.606
  • Immediacy Index : 0.5833

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.25, No.2

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research in South Korea

    LEE Ilhak | YANG Ji Hyun | 2022, 25(2) | pp.117~135 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    Ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) research was introduced in the 1990s as part of an effort to carry out responsible research in human genetics and genomics. Since then it has become a common practice associated with large-scale research in the life sciences. This article argues that ELSI research that is suitable for Korea society should (a) focus on high-priority and specific issues, (b) relate directly to ongoing scientific research, and (c) be informed by a broad range of academic disciplines, including not only law and ethics, but also economics, anthropology and other areas of the humanities and social sciences. It is an essential task of ELSI researchers in Korea to create an environment in which top-down and bottom-up research can be combined to reflect the perspectives of variety of groups and perspectives. A further objective of ELSI research is to establish a research infrastructure to facilitate communication between researchers, the public, the government, and other stakeholders.
  • Validity and Reliability of Korean Version of the Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Scale

    Seongeun Kim | KIM Jeong Suk | 2022, 25(2) | pp.137~156 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    This study was conducted to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Korean version of Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Scale (K-SCCCS) in recent hospitalizations. Participants were 306 adults (15 – 64 years old), who had been hospitalized for more than 24 hours at general or tertiary hospital within the last 3 months. Internal consistency, stability, reliability, construct validity (ex-ploratory and confirmatory factor analysis), and criterion validity were evaluated. Using the Rasch model, the persons and items fit, distribution of item difficulty, and appropriateness of the rating scale were also investigated. The confirmatory factor analysis showed a reasonable fit (RMSEA=0.08, CFI=97, TLI=0.96). There were significant correlations between K-SCCCS and individualized care (0.70, p <.001), clinical compassion (0.67, p <.001) and subjective satisfaction with compas-sionate care (0.66, p <.001). Overall internal reliability (Cronbach’s alpha=0.97) and test-retest reliability (0.66) were good. All items and scales adjusted well to the model (fit indices range: 0.66~1.22) except for item 12. The K-SCCCS had satisfactory person separation reliability (0.97) and item separation reliability (0.93). There were no disordered thresholds in the 10-point rating scale. The K-SCCCS is a useful and reliable scale to assess compassionate care in Korean inpatient populations.