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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. Content type: Research article

    Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of the Human Immunodeficiency –Virus (HIV) is a serious public health problem, contributing up to 90% of childhood HIV infections. In Tanzania, the prevention-of-mother-to-c...

    Authors: Tausi S. Haruna, Evelyne Assenga and Judith Shayo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:92

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To support healthcare professionals in dealing with ethically difficult situations, Clinical Ethics Support (CES) services like Moral Case Deliberation (MCD) are increasingly implemented. To assess the impact ...

    Authors: Janine C. de Snoo-Trimp, Bert Molewijk and Henrica C. W. de Vet

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:88

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  3. Content type: Research article

    An important and supposedly impactful form of clinical ethics support is moral case deliberation (MCD). Empirical evidence, however, is limited with regard to its actual impact. With this literature review, we...

    Authors: Maaike M. Haan, Jelle L. P. van Gurp, Simone M. Naber and A. Stef Groenewoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:85

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The use of Next Generation Sequencing such as Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is a promising step towards a better understanding and treatment of neurological diseases. WGS can result into unexpected information...

    Authors: Thierry Hurlimann, Iris Jaitovich Groisman and Béatrice Godard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:81

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  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

    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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    For valid informed consent, it is crucial that patients or research participants fully understand all that their consent entails. Testing and revising informed consent documents with the assistance of their ad...

    Authors: Sabine Bossert, Hannes Kahrass, Ulrike Heinemeyer, Jana Prokein and Daniel Strech

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:78

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As part of its response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa, the United Kingdom (UK) government established an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone, staffed by military personnel. Little is known about t...

    Authors: Heather Draper and Simon Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:77

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The world literature shows that empirical research regarding the process of decision-making when cancer in adolescents is no longer curable has been conducted in High-income, English speaking countries. The ob...

    Authors: Carlo Egysto Cicero-Oneto, Edith Valdez-Martinez and Miguel Bedolla

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:74

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  22. Content type: Debate

    Hospital-dependent patients are individuals who are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital because their acute medical needs cannot be met elsewhere. Unlike the chronically critically ill, these patients do not...

    Authors: Calvin Sung and Jennifer L. Herbst

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:75

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  23. Content type: Research article

    As the practice of medicine inevitably raises both ethical and legal issues, it had been recommended since 1999 that medical ethics and human rights be taught at every medical school. Most Nigerian medical sch...

    Authors: Onochie Okoye, Daniel Nwachukwu and Ferdinand C. Maduka-Okafor

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:73

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  24. Content type: Debate

    The scarcity of human organs requires the transplant community to make difficult allocation decisions. This process begins at individual medical centers, where transplant teams decide which patients to place o...

    Authors: Katherine L. Cahn-Fuller and Brendan Parent

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:72

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Social media and Internet technologies present several emerging and ill-explored issues for a modern healthcare workforce. One issue is patient-targeted Googling (PTG), which involves a healthcare professional...

    Authors: Aaron N. Chester, Susan E. Walthert, Stephen J. Gallagher, Lynley C. Anderson and Michael L. Stitely

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:70

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Treatment informed consent aims to preserve the autonomy of patients in the clinician – patient relationship so as to ensure valid consent. An acceptable method of evaluating understanding of consent informati...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Fredrick O. Ugwumba, Emeka I. Udeh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Oyiogu F. Ozoemena

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:69

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The relationships between age and the life-supporting treatments use, and between gender and the life-supporting treatments use are still controversial. Using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an example ...

    Authors: Peng-Sheng Ting, Likwang Chen, Wei-Chih Yang, Tien-Shang Huang, Chau-Chung Wu and Yen-Yuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:62

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Starting dialysis at an advanced age is a clinical challenge and an ethical dilemma. The advantages of starting dialysis at “extreme” ages are questionable as high dialysis-related morbidity induces a reflecti...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Andreea Corina Sofronie and Jean-Philippe Coindre

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:61

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mobile applications and socio-sexual networking websites are used by outreach workers to respond synchronously to questions and provide information, resources, and referrals on sexual health and STI/HIV preven...

    Authors: Sophia Fantus, Rusty Souleymanov, Nathan J. Lachowsky and David J. Brennan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:59

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  30. Content type: Research article

    In February, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). In June, 2016, the federal government passed Bill C-14, permitting MAiD. Current medical students will ...

    Authors: Eli Xavier Bator, Bethany Philpott and Andrew Paul Costa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:58

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The doctor-patient relationship is a crucial aspect of primary-care practice Research on associations between quality of care provision and burnout and empathy in a primary care setting could improve this rela...

    Authors: Oriol Yuguero, Josep Ramon Marsal, Miquel Buti, Montserrat Esquerda and Jorge Soler-González

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:54

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools have a major impact on future doctors’ ethics and their attitudes towards cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry. From childhood, medical students who are related to a physician are expos...

    Authors: Marta Makowska

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:49

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is an interdisciplinary protocol, aiming to ensure that dying patients receive dignified and individualized treatment and care at the end-of-life. LCP was originally developed ...

    Authors: Bettina S. Husebø, Elisabeth Flo and Knut Engedal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:48

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:52

  34. Content type: Research article

    This paper proposes a refocusing of consent for clinical genetic testing, moving away from an emphasis on autonomy and information provision, towards an emphasis on the virtues of healthcare professionals seek...

    Authors: Gabrielle Natalie Samuel, Sandi Dheensa, Bobbie Farsides, Angela Fenwick and Anneke Lucassen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:47

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Carrier screening is generally performed with the aim of identifying healthy couples at risk of having a child affected with a monogenic disorder to provide them with reproductive options. Expanded carrier scr...

    Authors: Sandra Janssens, Davit Chokoshvili, Danya F. Vears, Anne De Paepe and Pascal Borry

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:46

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This paper joins the debate over changes in the role of health professionals when applying advance directives to manage the decision-making process at the end of life care. Issues in relation to advance direct...

    Authors: Eimantas Peicius, Aurelija Blazeviciene and Raimondas Kaminskas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:40

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The use of coercion is morally problematic and requires an ongoing critical reflection. We wondered if not knowing or being uncertain whether coercion is morally right or justified (i.e. experiencing moral dou...

    Authors: Bert Molewijk, Almar Kok, Tonje Husum, Reidar Pedersen and Olaf Aasland

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:37

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  38. Content type: Debate

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:29

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Chloë FitzGerald and Samia Hurst

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:19

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:20

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:16

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.969 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.106 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.017 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.016 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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