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  1. Content type: Research article

    Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a technology which provides information about fetal genetic characteristics (including sex) very early in pregnancy by examining fetal DNA obtained from a sample of mate...

    Authors: Meredith Vanstone, Alexandra Cernat, Jeff Nisker and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:27

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    The main causes of suicide and how suicide could and should be prevented are ongoing controversies in the scientific literature as well as in public media. In the bill on public health from 2008 (Prop 2007/08:...

    Authors: Petter Karlsson, Gert Helgesson, David Titelman, Manne Sjöstrand and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:26

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    In October 2013, the Declaration of Helsinki was revised a seventh time in its 50 year history. While it is the most widely accepted set of ethical principles for the protection of patients participating in me...

    Authors: Antonia-Sophie Skierka and Karin B. Michels

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:24

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We investigated whether, in the emergency department (ED), educational video-assisted informed consent is superior to the conventional consent process, to inform trauma patients undergoing surgery about the pr...

    Authors: Yen-Ko Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Wei-Che Lee, Yuan-Chia Cheng, Tsung-Ying Lin, Chia-Ju Lin, Leiyu Shi, Yin-Chun Tien and Liang-Chi Kuo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:23

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  5. Content type: Debate

    This article proposes a retrospective analysis of a compassionate use (CU), using a case study of request for Avelumab for a patient suffering from Merkel Cell Carcinoma. The study is the result of a discussio...

    Authors: Ludovica De Panfilis, Roberto Satolli and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:22

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Increasing attention and efforts are being put towards engaging patients in health research, and some have even argued that patient engagement in research (PER) is an ethical imperative. Yet there is relativel...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Geneviève Rouleau and Stanislav Birko

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing interest in aggregating more biomedical and patient data into large health data sets for research and public benefits. However, collecting and processing patient data raises new ethical issu...

    Authors: Corine Mouton Dorey, Holger Baumann and Nikola Biller-Andorno

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:20

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  8. Content type: Debate

    The use of placebos in randomised controlled trials is a subject of considerable ethical debate. In this paper we present a set of considerations to evaluate the ethics of placebo controlled trials that includ...

    Authors: Phaik Yeong Cheah, Norbert Steinkamp, Lorenz von Seidlein and Ric N. Price

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:19

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbe...

    Authors: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Leopold Curfs, Ilora Finlay and Sheila Hollins

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:17

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The article defines a comprehensive concept of cognitive objectivity (CCCO) applied to embodied subjects in health care. The aims of this study were: (1) to specify some necessary conditions for the definition...

    Authors: Hans Magnus Solli and António Barbosa da Silva

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:15

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  11. Content type: Debate

    With a large number of forcibly displaced people seeking safety, the EU is facing a challenge in maintaining solidarity. Europe has seen millions of asylum seekers crossing European borders, the largest number...

    Authors: Dorien T. Beeres, Darren Cornish, Machiel Vonk, Sofanne J. Ravensbergen, Els L. M. Maeckelberghe, Pieter Boele Van Hensbroek and Ymkje Stienstra

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Pragmatic randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in real-world clinical conditions. However, these studies raise ethical issues for researchers and regu...

    Authors: Cory E. Goldstein, Charles Weijer, Jamie C. Brehaut, Dean A. Fergusson, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Austin R. Horn and Monica Taljaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:14

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Genomic biobanking research is undergoing exponential growth in Africa raising a host of legal, ethical and social issues. Given the scientific complexity associated with genomics, there is a growing recogniti...

    Authors: Ciara Staunton, Paulina Tindana, Melany Hendricks and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:13

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  14. Content type: Debate

    Destination therapy (DT) is the permanent implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in patients with end-stage, severe heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplantation. DT improves both...

    Authors: Atsushi Asai, Sakiko Masaki, Taketoshi Okita, Aya Enzo and Yasuhiro Kadooka

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Digital communication between a patient and their clinician offers the potential for improved patient care, particularly for young people with long term conditions who are at risk of service disengagement. How...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Anne-Marie Slowther, Patrick Elder, Carol Bryce, Kathryn Hamilton, Caroline Huxley, Vera Forjaz, Jackie Sturt and Frances Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:11

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Patients in a vegetative state/ unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (VS/UWS) pose ethical dilemmas to those involved. Many conflicts occur between professionals and families of these patients. In the Netherlands...

    Authors: Conny A. M. F. H. Span-Sluyter, Jan C. M. Lavrijsen, Evert van Leeuwen and Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:10

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Compensation for research related injuries is a subject that is increasingly gaining traction in developing countries which are burgeoning destinations of multi center research. However, the existence of dispa...

    Authors: George Rugare Chingarande and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:8

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The allocation of any scarce health care resource, especially a lifesaving resource, can create profound ethical and legal challenges. Liver transplant allocation currently is based upon urgency, a sickest-fir...

    Authors: Christine Englschalk, Daniela Eser, Ralf J. Jox, Alexander Gerbes, Lorenz Frey, Derek A. Dubay, Martin Angele, Manfred Stangl, Bruno Meiser, Jens Werner and Markus Guba

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:7

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A review of literature published a decade ago noted a significant increase in empirical papers across nine bioethics journals. This study provides an update on the presence of empirical papers in the same nine...

    Authors: Tenzin Wangmo, Sirin Hauri, Eloise Gennet, Evelyn Anane-Sarpong, Veerle Provoost and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:6

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  20. Content type: Debate

    The participation of vulnerable patients in clinical research poses apparent ethical dilemmas. Depending on the nature of the vulnerability, their participation may challenge the ethical principles of autonomy...

    Authors: Gert J. van der Wilt, Janneke P. C. Grutters, Angela H. E. M. Maas and Herbert J. A. Rolden

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:5

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Fake news and alternative facts have become commonplace in these so-called “post-factual times.” What about medical research - are scientific facts fake as well? Many recent disclosures have fueled the claim t...

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:4

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  22. Content type: Debate

    Respect for autonomy is a key principle in bioethics. However, respecting autonomy in practice is complex because most people define themselves and make decisions influenced by a complex network of social rela...

    Authors: Pauline E. Osamor and Christine Grady

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:3

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