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  1. Content type: Research article

    This paper examines the ethical aspects of organ transplant surgery in which a donor heart is transplanted from a first recipient, following determination of death by neurologic criteria, to a second recipient...

    Authors: Eisuke Nakazawa, Shoichi Maeda, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Aru Akabayashi, Yuzaburo Uetake, Margie H. Shaw, Richard A. Demme and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:77

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    In most socialised health systems there are formal processes that manage resource scarcity and determine the allocation of funds to health services in accordance with their priority. In this analysis, part of ...

    Authors: Siun Gallagher, Miles Little and Claire Hooker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:75

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  3. Content type: Research article

    On elective students may not always be clear about safeguarding themselves and others. It is important that placements are safe, and ethically grounded. A concern for medical schools is equipping their student...

    Authors: Connie Wiskin, Jonathan Dowell and Catherine Hale

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:74

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare policy and academic literature have promoted improving the transitional care of young people leaving child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Despite the availability of guidance on good...

    Authors: Moli Paul, Lesley O’Hara, Priya Tah, Cathy Street, Athanasios Maras, Diane Purper Ouakil, Paramala Santosh, Giulia Signorini, Swaran Preet Singh, Helena Tuomainen and Fiona McNicholas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:73

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  5. Content type: Correspondence

    This paper responds to the commentaries from Stacy Carter and Alan Cribb. We pick up on two main themes in our response. First, we reflect on how the process of setting standards for empirical bioethics resear...

    Authors: Michael Dunn, Jonathan Ives, Bert Molewijk and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

  6. Content type: Correspondence

    This article provides a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research by Ives and colleagues (in this Issue). There is much to admire in the paper, and in the demanding consensus-building pr...

    Authors: Stacy M. Carter

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  7. Content type: Correspondence

    This commentary welcomes the work of Ives et al. on Standards of practice in Empirical Bioethics, and especially the dialogical spirit in which the standards have been constructed and offered. It also raises s...

    Authors: Alan Cribb

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  8. Content type: Research article

    Cell line immortalisation is a growing component of African genomics research and biobanking. However, little is known about the factors influencing consent to cell line creation and immortalisation in African...

    Authors: Megan M. Campbell, Jantina de Vries, Sibonile G. Mqulwana, Michael M. Mndini, Odwa A. Ntola, Deborah Jonker, Megan Malan, Adele Pretorius, Zukiswa Zingela, Stephanus Van Wyk, Dan J. Stein and Ezra Susser

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:72

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This paper reports the process and outcome of a consensus finding project, which began with a meeting at the Brocher Foundation in May 2015. The project sought to generate and reach consensus on standards of p...

    Authors: Jonathan Ives, Michael Dunn, Bert Molewijk, Jan Schildmann, Kristine Bærøe, Lucy Frith, Richard Huxtable, Elleke Landeweer, Marcel Mertz, Veerle Provoost, Annette Rid, Sabine Salloch, Mark Sheehan, Daniel Strech, Martine de Vries and Guy Widdershoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  10. Content type: Research article

    Task shifting is increasingly used to address human resource shortages impacting HIV service delivery in low- and middle-income countries. By shifting basic tasks from higher- to lower-trained cadres, such as ...

    Authors: Hayley Mundeva, Jeremy Snyder, David Paul Ngilangwa and Angela Kaida

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:71

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In todays’ super-diverse societies, communication and interaction in clinical encounters are increasingly shaped by linguistic, cultural, social and ethnic complexities. It is crucial to better understand the ...

    Authors: Kristina Würth, Wolf Langewitz, Stella Reiter-Theil and Sylvie Schuster

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:70

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The reliability of clinical practice guidelines has been disputed because guideline panel members are often burdened with financial conflicts of interest (COI). Current recommendations for COI regulation advis...

    Authors: Hendrik Napierala, Luise Schäfer, Gisela Schott, Niklas Schurig and Thomas Lempert

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:65

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Health checks or health screenings identify (risk factors for) disease in people without a specific medical indication. So far, the perspective of (potential) health check users has remained underexposed in di...

    Authors: Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher and Maartje H. N. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:64

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  14. Content type: Research article

    DNR decisions are frequently made in oncology and hematology care and physicians and nurses may face related ethical dilemmas. Ethics is considered a basic competence in health care and can be understood as a ...

    Authors: Mona Pettersson, Mariann Hedström and Anna T. Höglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:63

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this article is to give more insight into what ethical challenges clinicians in mental healthcare experience and discuss with a Clinical Ethics Committee in psychiatry in the Region of Southern Denm...

    Authors: H. Bruun, S. G. Lystbaek, E. Stenager, L. Huniche and R. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:62

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  16. Content type: Debate

    Community involvement in research has been advocated by researchers, communities, regulatory agencies, and funders with the aim of reinforcing subjects’ protection and improving research efficiency. Community ...

    Authors: Federica Fregonese

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):44

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research

    Global health conceives the notion of partnership between North and South as central to the foundations of this academic field. Indeed, global health aspires to an equal positioning of Northern and Southern ac...

    Authors: Lara Gautier, Isidore Sieleunou and Albino Kalolo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):49

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Research

    The world is urbanizing rapidly; more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, leading to significant transition in lifestyles and social behaviours globally. While offering many advantages, ...

    Authors: Sohana Shafique, Dipika S. Bhattacharyya, Iqbal Anwar and Alayne Adams

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):46

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Debate

    Despite recent developments aimed at creating international guidelines for ethical global health research, critical disconnections remain between how global health research is conducted in the field and the in...

    Authors: Nicole A. D’souza, Jaswant Guzder, Frederick Hickling and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):50

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Debate

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in Bangladesh through the arrangement of a demonstration project in Gazipur district in 2016, targeting grade five female students and non-school going girls ...

    Authors: Marium Salwa and Tarek Abdullah Al-Munim

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):39

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    Regardless of national contexts, the institutions responsible for research ethics, founded on international regulations, are all expected to be structured and to operate in a common way. Our experience with se...

    Authors: N’koué Emmanuel Sambiéni

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):47

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Since the mid-1980s, there has been a gradual ethical drift in the provision of maternal care in African health facilities in general, and in Cameroon in particular, despite government efforts. In fact, in Cam...

    Authors: Ibrahim Bienvenu Mouliom Moungbakou

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):43

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Debate

    The lack of primary healthcare integration has been identified as one of the main limits to programs’ efficacy in low- and middle-income countries. This is especially relevant to the Millennium Development Goa...

    Authors: Thomas Druetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):48

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research

    Researchers studying health systems in low-income countries face a myriad of ethical challenges throughout the entire research process. In this article, we discuss one of the greatest ethical challenges that w...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay and Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):45

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Research article

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) as investigational intervention for symptomatic relief from Alzheimer disease (AD) has generated big expectations. Our aim is to discuss the ethical justification of this research ...

    Authors: Merlin Bittlinger and Sabine Müller

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:41

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Since 2010, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology has required the reporting of five items concerning ethical approval in articles describing human research: ethics committee’s name and address, chairperson’...

    Authors: Davide Zoccatelli, Martin R. Tramèr and Nadia Elia

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:57

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Professionals within the mental health services face many ethical dilemmas and challenging situations regarding the use of coercion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of participating ...

    Authors: Marit Helene Hem, Bert Molewijk, Elisabeth Gjerberg, Lillian Lillemoen and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:54

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Commercial genetic testing offered over the internet, known as direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC GT), currently is under ethical attack. A common critique aims at the limited validation of the tests as w...

    Authors: Manuel Schaper and Silke Schicktanz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:56

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  29. Content type: Debate

    Health care organization is entering a new age. Focus is increasingly shifting from individual health care institutions to interorganizational collaboration and health care networks. Much hope is set on such n...

    Authors: Kasper Raus, Eric Mortier and Kristof Eeckloo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:52

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The ethics of hastened death are complex. Studies on physicians’ opinions about assisted dying (euthanasia or assisted suicide) exist, but changes in physicians’ attitudes towards hastened death in clinical de...

    Authors: Reetta P. Piili, Riina Metsänoja, Heikki Hinkka, Pirkko-Liisa I. Kellokumpu-Lehtinen and Juho T. Lehto

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:40

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Surgical Informed Consent (SIC) has long been recognized as an important component of modern medicine. The ultimate goals of SIC are to improve clients’ understanding of the intended procedure, increase client...

    Authors: Million Teshome, Zenebe Wolde, Abel Gedefaw, Mequanent Tariku and Anteneh Asefa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:38

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Mozambique has seen remarkable growth in biomedical research over the last decade. To meet a growing need, the National Committee for Bioethics in Health of Mozambique (CNBS) encouraged the development of ethi...

    Authors: Jahit Sacarlal, Vasco Muchanga, Carlos Mabutana, Matilde Mabui, Arlete Mariamo, Assa Júlio Cuamba, Leida Artur Fumo, Jacinta Silveira, Elizabeth Heitman and Troy D. Moon

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:37

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Ethical research conduct is a cornerstone of research practice particularly when research participants include vulnerable populations. This study mapped the extent of reporting ethical research practices in studi...

    Authors: Jihad Makhoul, Rana F. Chehab, Zahraa Shaito and Abla M. Sibai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:36

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The Hospital Ethical Climate Survey (HECS) was developed in the USA and later shortened (HECS-S). HECS has previously been translated into Swedish and the aim of this study was to describe a process of transla...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:35

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Many of the elderly in nursing homes are very ill and have a reduced quality of life. Life expectancy is often hard to predict. Decisions about life-prolonging treatment should be based on a professional asses...

    Authors: Kristin Klomstad, Reidar Pedersen, Reidun Førde and Maria Romøren

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:34

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  36. Content type: Research article

    We analyzed the patients’ perception of prenatal diagnosis of fetal cardiac pathology, and the reasons for choosing to continue with pregnancy despite being eligible to receive a medical termination of pregnan...

    Authors: Georges Abi Tayeh, Jean-Marie Jouannic, Fersan Mansour, Assaad Kesrouani and Elie Attieh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:33

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Freedom of conscience is a core element of human rights respected by most European countries. It allows abortion through the inclusion of a conscience clause, which permits opting out of providing such service...

    Authors: Valerie Fleming, Lucy Frith, Ans Luyben and Beate Ramsayer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:31

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  38. Content type: Research article

    With the growing amount of clinical research, regulations and research ethics are becoming more stringent. This trend introduces a need for quality assurance measures for ensuring adherence to research ethics ...

    Authors: Sinyoung Park, Chung Mo Nam, Sejung Park, Yang Hee Noh, Cho Rong Ahn, Wan Sun Yu, Bo Kyung Kim, Seung Min Kim, Jin Seok Kim and Sun Young Rha

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:30

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