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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, clinical ethics support has yet to be implemented systematically in community health and care services. A large-scale Norwegian project (2007–2015) attempted to increase ethical competence in ...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Elisabeth Gjerberg, Reidar Pedersen, Reidun Førde and Lillian Lillemoen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:70

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Debate

    A child is a developing person with evolving capacities that include autonomy, mental (decisional) capacity and capacity to assume responsibility. Hence, children are entitled to participatory (autonomy) right...

    Authors: Wandile Ganya, Sharon Kling and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:66

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Advance care planning is a voluntary process whereby individual preferences, values and beliefs are used to aid a person in planning for end-of-life care. Currently, there is no local instrument to assess an i...

    Authors: Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Salinah Mohd Mudri, Karuthan Chinna and Sajaratulnisah Othman

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:61

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Respect for confidentiality is important to safeguard the well-being of patients and ensure the confidence of society in the doctor-patient relationship. The aim of our study is to examine real situations in w...

    Authors: Cristina M. Beltran-Aroca, Eloy Girela-Lopez, Eliseo Collazo-Chao, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero and Maria C. Muñoz-Villanueva

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:52

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Experience with open disclosure and its study are restricted to certain western countries. In addition, there are concerns that open disclosure may be less suitable in non-western countries. The present study ...

    Authors: Minsu Ock, Hyun Joo Kim, Min-Woo Jo and Sang-il Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:50

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have identified the willingness rate of developing countries population to be enrolled in clinical trials.

    Authors: Wahid Bouida, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Asma Zorgati, Kaouthar Beltaief, Hamdi Boubaker, Asma Sriha, Riadh Boukef and Semir Nouira

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:47

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Moral Case Deliberation is a specific form of bioethics education fostering professionals’ moral competence in order to deal with their moral questions. So far, few studies focus in detail on Moral Case Delibe...

    Authors: Margreet Stolper, Bert Molewijk and Guy Widdershoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:45

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In the Netherlands, consent from relatives is obligatory for post mortal donation. This study explored the perspectives of relatives regarding the request for consent for donation in cases without donor regist...

    Authors: Jack de Groot, Maria van Hoek, Cornelia Hoedemaekers, Andries Hoitsma, Hans Schilderman, Wim Smeets, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen and Evert van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:38

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