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BMC Medical Ethics

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

    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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  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life decision making constitutes a major challenge for bioethical deliberation and political governance in modern democracies: On the one hand, it touches upon fundamental convictions about life, death,...

    Authors: Mark Schweda, Silke Schicktanz, Aviad Raz and Anita Silvers

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:13

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  12. Content type: Debate

    Over 90% of the organs transplanted in China before 2010 were procured from prisoners. Although Chinese officials announced in December 2014 that the country would completely cease using organs harvested from ...

    Authors: Norbert W. Paul, Arthur Caplan, Michael E. Shapiro, Charl Els, Kirk C. Allison and Huige Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This is a study involving three HIV clinics in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Manitoba. We sought to identify ethical issues involving health care providers and clinic clients in thes...

    Authors: Chris Kaposy, Nicole R. Greenspan, Zack Marshall, Jill Allison, Shelley Marshall and Cynthia Kitson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A cross-sectional study to ascertain what the Singapore population would regard as material risk in the anaesthesia consent-taking process and identify demographic factors that predict patient preferences in m...

    Authors: J.L.J. Yek, A.K.Y. Lee, J.A.D. Tan, G.Y. Lin, T. Thamotharampillai and H.R. Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:6

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In our globalizing world, caregivers are increasingly being confronted with the challenges of providing intercultural healthcare, trying to find a dignified answer to the vulnerable situation of ethnic minorit...

    Authors: Liesbet Degrie, Chris Gastmans, Lieslot Mahieu, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé and Yvonne Denier

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Norway has extensive and detailed legal requirements and guidelines concerning involvement of next of kin (NOK) during involuntary hospital treatment of seriously mentally ill patients. However, we have little...

    Authors: Reidun Førde, Reidun Norvoll, Marit Helene Hem and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:76

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  17. Content type: Research article

    As part of the research project “End-of-life Communication in Nursing Homes. Patient Preferences and Participation”, we have studied how Advance Care Planning (ACP) is carried out in eight Norwegian nursing ho...

    Authors: Lisbeth Thoresen and Lillian Lillemoen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:72

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare ethics is neglected in clinical practice in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries) such as Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of knowledge, attitude and practi...

    Authors: Samaj Adhikari, Kumar Paudel, Arja R. Aro, Tara Ballav Adhikari, Bipin Adhikari and Shiva Raj Mishra

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:68

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.618 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.940 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.938 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.731 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    1126.5 Usage Factor

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