Ethics in Clinical Practice

Section edited by Yvonne Denier and Richard Huxtable

This section will include manuscripts that investigate ethical issues affecting patients in clinical practice.

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  1. Debate

    Core information sets for informed consent to surgical interventions: baseline information of importance to patients and clinicians

    Consent remains a crucial, yet challenging, cornerstone of clinical practice. The ethical, legal and professional understandings of this construct have evolved away from a doctor-centred act to a patient-centr...

    Barry G. Main, Angus G. K. McNair, Richard Huxtable, Jenny L. Donovan, Steven J. Thomas, Paul Kinnersley and Jane M. Blazeby

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:29

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Research article

    The importance of professional values from clinical nurses’ perspective in hospitals of a medical university in Iran

    Today, nurses are required to have knowledge and awareness concerning professional values as standards to provide safe and high-quality ethical care. Nurses’ perspective on professional values affects decision...

    Batool Poorchangizi, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Moghaddameh Mirzaee and Fariba Borhani

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:20

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review

    Implicit biases involve associations outside conscious awareness that lead to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race or gender. This review examines the evide...

    Chloë FitzGerald and Samia Hurst

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:19

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  4. Research article

    How to introduce medical ethics at the bedside - Factors influencing the implementation of an ethical decision-making model

    As the implementation of new approaches and procedures of medical ethics is as complex and resource-consuming as in other fields, strategies and activities must be carefully planned to use the available means ...

    Barbara Meyer-Zehnder, Heidi Albisser Schleger, Sabine Tanner, Valentin Schnurrer, Deborah R. Vogt, Stella Reiter-Theil and Hans Pargger

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:16

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Beyond cultural stereotyping: views on end-of-life decision making among religious and secular persons in the USA, Germany, and Israel

    End-of-life decision making constitutes a major challenge for bioethical deliberation and political governance in modern democracies: On the one hand, it touches upon fundamental convictions about life, death,...

    Mark Schweda, Silke Schicktanz, Aviad Raz and Anita Silvers

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:13

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  6. Debate

    Human rights violations in organ procurement practice in China

    Over 90% of the organs transplanted in China before 2010 were procured from prisoners. Although Chinese officials announced in December 2014 that the country would completely cease using organs harvested from ...

    Norbert W. Paul, Arthur Caplan, Michael E. Shapiro, Charl Els, Kirk C. Allison and Huige Li

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:11

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Clinical ethics issues in HIV care in Canada: an institutional ethnographic study

    This is a study involving three HIV clinics in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Manitoba. We sought to identify ethical issues involving health care providers and clinic clients in thes...

    Chris Kaposy, Nicole R. Greenspan, Zack Marshall, Jill Allison, Shelley Marshall and Cynthia Kitson

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:9

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Defining reasonable patient standard and preference for shared decision making among patients undergoing anaesthesia in Singapore

    A cross-sectional study to ascertain what the Singapore population would regard as material risk in the anaesthesia consent-taking process and identify demographic factors that predict patient preferences in m...

    J.L.J. Yek, A.K.Y. Lee, J.A.D. Tan, G.Y. Lin, T. Thamotharampillai and H.R. Abdullah

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:6

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research article

    How do ethnic minority patients experience the intercultural care encounter in hospitals? A systematic review of qualitative research

    In our globalizing world, caregivers are increasingly being confronted with the challenges of providing intercultural healthcare, trying to find a dignified answer to the vulnerable situation of ethnic minorit...

    Liesbet Degrie, Chris Gastmans, Lieslot Mahieu, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé and Yvonne Denier

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:2

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare ethics among resident doctors and ward nurses from a resource poor setting, Nepal

    Healthcare ethics is neglected in clinical practice in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries) such as Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of knowledge, attitude and practi...

    Samaj Adhikari, Kumar Paudel, Arja R. Aro, Tara Ballav Adhikari, Bipin Adhikari and Shiva Raj Mishra

    BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:68

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  11. Research article

    Confidentiality breaches in clinical practice: what happens in hospitals?

    Respect for confidentiality is important to safeguard the well-being of patients and ensure the confidence of society in the doctor-patient relationship. The aim of our study is to examine real situations in w...

    Cristina M. Beltran-Aroca, Eloy Girela-Lopez, Eliseo Collazo-Chao, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero and Maria C. Muñoz-Villanueva

    BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:52

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  12. Research article

    Willingness to participate in health research: Tunisian survey

    Few studies have identified the willingness rate of developing countries population to be enrolled in clinical trials.

    Wahid Bouida, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Asma Zorgati, Kaouthar Beltaief, Hamdi Boubaker, Asma Sriha, Riadh Boukef and Semir Nouira

    BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:47

    Published on: 4 August 2016

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