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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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    1.940 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.938 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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