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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Debate

    Donation after brain circulation determination of death

    The fundamental determinant of death in donation after circulatory determination of death is the cessation of brain circulation and function. We therefore propose the term donation after brain circulation determi...

    Anne L. Dalle Ave and James L. Bernat

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:15

    Published on: 23 February 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

    To change or not to change - translating and culturally adapting the paediatric version of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised (MDS-R)

    Paediatric cancer care poses ethically difficult situations that can lead to value conflicts about what is best for the child, possibly resulting in moral distress. Research on moral distress is lacking in pae...

    Margareta af Sandeberg, Marika Wenemark, Cecilia Bartholdson, Kim Lützén and Pernilla Pergert

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:14

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    “I passed the test!” Evidence of diagnostic misconception in the recruitment of population controls for an H3Africa genomic study in Cape Town, South Africa

    Advances in genetic and genomic research have introduced challenges in obtaining informed consent for research in low and middle-income settings. However, there are only few studies that have explored challeng...

    Francis Masiye, Bongani Mayosi and Jantina de Vries

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:12

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Research article

    Ethical framework for the detection, management and communication of incidental findings in imaging studies, building on an interview study of researchers’ practices and perspectives

    As thousands of healthy research participants are being included in small and large imaging studies, it is essential that dilemmas raised by the detection of incidental findings are adequately handled. Current...

    Eline M. Bunnik, Lisa van Bodegom, Wim Pinxten, Inez D. de Beaufort and Meike W. Vernooij

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:10

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Regulation of genomic and biobanking research in Africa: a content analysis of ethics guidelines, policies and procedures from 22 African countries

    The introduction of genomics and biobanking methodologies to the African research context has also introduced novel ways of doing science, based on values of sharing and reuse of data and samples. This shift r...

    Jantina de Vries, Syntia Nchangwi Munung, Alice Matimba, Sheryl McCurdy, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Ciara Staunton, Aminu Yakubu and Paulina Tindana

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:8

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Measuring value sensitivity in medicine

    Value sensitivity – the ability to recognize value-related issues when they arise in practice – is an indispensable competence for medical practitioners to enter decision-making processes related to ethical qu...

    Christian Ineichen, Markus Christen and Carmen Tanner

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:5

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Dynamic Consent: a potential solution to some of the challenges of modern biomedical research

    Innovations in technology have contributed to rapid changes in the way that modern biomedical research is carried out. Researchers are increasingly required to endorse adaptive and flexible approaches to accom...

    Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Harriet J. A. Teare, Jane Kaye, Stephan Beck, Heidi Beate Bentzen, Luciana Caenazzo, Clive Collett, Flavio D’Abramo, Heike Felzmann, Teresa Finlay, Muhammad Kassim Javaid, Erica Jones, Višnja Katić, Amy Simpson and Deborah Mascalzoni

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:4

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  15. 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

  16. Debate

    Navigating social and ethical challenges of biobanking for human microbiome research

    Biobanks are considered to be key infrastructures for research development and have generated a lot of debate about their ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI). While the focus has been on human genomi...

    Kim H. Chuong, David M. Hwang, D. Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie J. Waters, Yvonne C. W. Yau, David S. Guttman and Kieran C. O’Doherty

    BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  17. Correspondence

    On normative judgments and ethics

    Recent rapid technological and medical advance has more than ever before brought to the fore a spectrum of problems broadly categorized under the umbrella of ‘ethics of human enhancement’. Some of the most con...

    Ognjen Arandjelović

    BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:75

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  18. Research article

    Public responses to the sharing and linkage of health data for research purposes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

    The past 10 years have witnessed a significant growth in sharing of health data for secondary uses. Alongside this there has been growing interest in the public acceptability of data sharing and data linkage p...

    Mhairi Aitken, Jenna de St. Jorre, Claudia Pagliari, Ruth Jepson and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

    BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:73

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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