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  1. Informed consent is an important factor in a child’s moral structure from which different types of doctor–patient relationships arise. Children’s autonomy is currently under discussion in terms of their decent...

    Authors: Anderson Díaz-Pérez, Elkin Navarro Quiroz and Dilia Esther Aparicio Marenco

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:122

    Content type: Research article

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  2. End-of-life decisions for neonates with adverse prognosis are controversial and raise ethical and legal issues. In Greece, data on physicians’ profiles, motivation, values and attitudes underlying such decisio...

    Authors: Ilias Chatziioannidis, Zoi Iliodromiti, Theodora Boutsikou, Abraham Pouliakis, Evangelia Giougi, Rozeta Sokou, Takis Vidalis, Theodoros Xanthos, Cuttini Marina and Nicoletta Iacovidou

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  3. There has been considerable investment and strategic planning to introduce genomic testing into Australia’s public health system. As more patients’ genomic data is being held by the public health system, there...

    Authors: Miranda E. Vidgen, Sid Kaladharan, Eva Malacova, Cameron Hurst and Nicola Waddell

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:119

    Content type: Research article

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  4. We aimed to examine the ethical concerns Singaporeans have about sharing health-data for precision medicine (PM) and identify suggestions for governance strategies. Just as Asian genomes are under-represented ...

    Authors: Tamra Lysaght, Angela Ballantyne, Vicki Xafis, Serene Ong, Gerald Owen Schaefer, Jeffrey Min Than Ling, Ainsley J. Newson, Ing Wei Khor and E. Shyong Tai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:118

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Expanded access is the use of investigational drugs (IDs) outside of clinical trials. Generally it is performed in patients with serious and life-threatening diseases who cannot be treated satisfactorily with ...

    Authors: Jan Borysowski and Andrzej Górski

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:116

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Clinical Ethics Committees (CECs) are well established at healthcare institutions in resource-rich countries. However, there is limited information on established CECs in resource poor countries, especially in...

    Authors: Keymanthri Moodley, Siti Mukaumbya Kabanda, Leza Soldaat, Anita Kleinsmidt, Adetayo Emmanuel Obasa and Sharon Kling

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Good quality of care is dependent on nurses’ strong clinical skills and moral competencies, as well. While most nurses work with high moral standards, the moral performance of some nurses in some organizations...

    Authors: Hamideh Hakimi, Soodabeh Joolaee, Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Patricia Rodney and Hadi Ranjbar

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:114

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In Spain, there has been great effort by lawmakers to put Advance Directives (ADs) into practice since 2002. At the same time, the field of bioethics has been on the rise, a discipline that has spurred debate ...

    Authors: Benjamín Herreros, María Benito, Pablo Gella, Emanuele Valenti, Beatriz Sánchez and Tayra Velasco

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:113

    Content type: Debate

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  9. A key ethical question in genomics research relates to whether individual genetic research results should be disclosed to research participants and if so, which results are to be disclosed, by whom and when. W...

    Authors: Dimpho Ralefala, Mary Kasule, Ambroise Wonkam, Mogomotsi Matshaba and Jantina de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  10. An analysis of the position statements of secular US medical and surgical professional societies on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia have not been published recently. Available statements were e...

    Authors: Joseph G. Barsness, Casey R. Regnier, C. Christopher Hook and Paul S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:111

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Decision making when patients ask a dentist for fee reduction is a real ethical dilemma at dental settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate how dental students and tutors think about their position for, ...

    Authors: Ali Kazemian, Mahsa Fayyazi and Shahrzad Shafiee

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:109

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There has been growing interest in the use of incentives to increase the uptake of health-related behaviours and achieve desired health outcomes at the individual and population level. However, the use of ince...

    Authors: Marilou Gagnon, Adrian Guta, Ross Upshur, Stuart J. Murray and Vicky Bungay

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:105

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Scientific advances have resulted in more complex medical systems, which in turn have led to an increase in the number of patient safety incidents (PSIs). In this environment, the importance of honest disclosu...

    Authors: Yujeong Kim and Eunmi Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:104

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In the EU, clinical assessors, rapporteurs and the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use are obliged to assess the ethical aspects of a clinical development program and include major ethical flaws in ...

    Authors: Rosemarie D. L. C. Bernabe, Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel, Nancy S. Breekveldt, Christine C. Gispen and Johannes J. M. van Delden

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:103

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The opioid epidemic has enabled rapid and unsurpassed use of big data on people with opioid use disorder to design initiatives to battle the public health crisis, generally without adequate input from impacted...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Evans, Elizabeth Delorme, Karl Cyr and Daniel M. Goldstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:101

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Biomedical and ethnographic studies among indigenous people are common practice in health and geographical research. Prior health research misconduct has been documented, particularly when obtaining genetic ma...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Katherine Simbaña-Rivera, Lenin Gómez-Barreno, Leonardo Tamariz, Alex Lister, Juan Carlos Baca, Alegria Norris and Lila Adana-Diaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:100

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Regulations on forgoing life-sustaining treatment (LST) have developed in Asian countries including Japan, Korea and Taiwan. However, other countries are relatively unaware of these due to the language barrier...

    Authors: Miho Tanaka, Satoshi Kodama, Ilhak Lee, Richard Huxtable and Yicheng Chung

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:99

    Content type: Debate

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  18. The Arab population in Israel is a minority ethnic group with its own distinct cultural subgroups. Minority populations are known to underutilize genetic tests and counseling services, thereby undermining the ...

    Authors: Nehama Cohen-Kfir, Miriam Ethel Bentwich, Andrew Kent, Nomy Dickman, Mary Tanus, Basem Higazi, Limor Kalfon, Mary Rudolf and Tzipora C. Falik-Zaccai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:98

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Thorough information of the patient is an integral part of the process of shared decision making. We aimed to investigate if detailed information about medication may induce nocebo (or placebo) effects.

    Authors: Fabian Holzhüter and Johannes Hamann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Human genome editing technologies offer much potential benefit. However, central to any conversation relating to the application of such technologies are certain ethical, legal, and social difficulties around ...

    Authors: Beverley A. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:95

    Content type: Debate

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  21. Informed consent is often cited as the “cornerstone” of research ethics. Its intent is that participants enter research voluntarily, with an understanding of what their participation entails. Despite agreement...

    Authors: Antonia Xu, Melissa Therese Baysari, Sophie Lena Stocker, Liang Joo Leow, Richard Osborne Day and Jane Ellen Carland

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:93

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Uganda adopted public health measures to contain its spread in the country. Some of the initial measures included refusal to repatriate citizens studying in Chi...

    Authors: John Barugahare, Fredrick Nelson Nakwagala, Erisa Mwaka Sabakaki, Joseph Ochieng and Nelson K Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:91

    Content type: Debate

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  23. While community engagement is increasingly promoted in global health research to improve ethical research practice, it can sometimes coerce participation and thereby compromise ethical research. This paper see...

    Authors: Deborah Nyirenda, Salla Sariola, Patricia Kingori, Bertie Squire, Chiwoza Bandawe, Michael Parker and Nicola Desmond

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  24. A biobank is a structure which collects and manages biological samples and their associated data. The collected samples will then be made available for various uses. The sharing of those samples raised ethical...

    Authors: Ambroise Kouamé Kintossou, Mathias Kouamé N’dri, Marcelle Money, Souleymane Cissé, Simini Doumbia, Man-Koumba Soumahoro, Amadou Founzégué Coulibaly, Joseph Allico Djaman and Mireille Dosso

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:88

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats-associated (CRISPR-Cas) technology may allow for efficient and highly targeted gene editing in single-cell embryos. This possibility brings human germl...

    Authors: Sebastian Schleidgen, Hans-Georg Dederer, Susan Sgodda, Stefan Cravcisin, Luca Lüneburg, Tobias Cantz and Thomas Heinemann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:87

    Content type: Debate

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  26. Whenever South African (SA) research institutions share human biological material and associated data for health research or clinical trials they are legally compelled to have a material transfer agreement (MT...

    Authors: Donrich W. Thaldar, Marietjie Botes and Annelize Nienaber

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:85

    Content type: Debate

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:120

  27. Pharmacists as the trustee of pharmacy services must adhere to ethical principles and evaluate their professionalism. Pharmacists may sometimes show different unethical behaviors in their interactions, so it i...

    Authors: Mahla Iranmanesh, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi and Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:84

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Organ donation following brain death has become an important way of supplying organs for transplantation in many countries. This practice is less common in Iran for different reasons. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Parvin Abbasi, Javad Yoosefi Lebni, Paricher Nouri, Arash Ziapour and Amir Jalali

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  29. How should clinical ethics support services such as clinical ethics committees (CECs) be implemented and evaluated? We argue that both the CEC itself and the implementation of the CEC should be considered as ‘com...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Heidi Karlsen, Reidar Pedersen and Lisbeth Thoresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:82

    Content type: Debate

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  30. Little is known about the attitudes and practices of intensivists working in Lebanon regarding withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments (LSTs). The objectives of the study were to assess the poin...

    Authors: Rita El Jawiche, Souheil Hallit, Lubna Tarabey and Fadi Abou-Mrad

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:80

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Clinical ethics support (CES) aims to support health care professionals in dealing with ethical issues in clinical practice. Although the prevalence of CES is increasing, it does meet challenges and pressing q...

    Authors: Laura Hartman, Giulia Inguaggiato, Guy Widdershoven, Annelijn Wensing-Kruger and Bert Molewijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Scientific misconduct is a prevalent phenomenon with many undesirable consequences. In Iran, no original research have been done about scientific fraud. So, this study aimed at describing a challenging researc...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Leila Nikniaz and Hamid Reza Yousefi Nodeh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Few studies have examined factors associated with willingness of people living with HIV (PLHIV) to participate in HIV treatment clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the factors associated with pa...

    Authors: Deborah Ekusai Sebatta, Godfrey Siu, Henry W. Nabeta, Godwin Anguzu, Stephen Walimbwa, Mohammed Lamorde, Badru Bukenya and Andrew Kambugu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:77

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Electronic patient record (EPR) technology is a key enabler for improvements to healthcare service and management. To ensure these improvements and the means to achieve them are socially and ethically desirabl...

    Authors: Tim Jacquemard, Colin P. Doherty and Mary B. Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:76

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Between the need for transparency in healthcare, widely promoted by patient’s safety campaigns, and the fear of negative consequences and malpractice threats, physicians face challenging decisions on whether o...

    Authors: Razan Mansour, Khawlah Ammar, Amal Al-Tabba, Thalia Arawi, Asem Mansour and Maysa Al-Hussaini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:74

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Biobanks provide an important foundation for genomic and personalised medicine. In order to enhance their scientific power and scope, they are increasingly becoming part of national or international networks. ...

    Authors: Lisa Dive, Christine Critchley, Margaret Otlowski, Paul Mason, Miriam Wiersma, Edwina Light, Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge and Wendy Lipworth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:73

    Content type: Research article

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