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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

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

    We have examined healthcare staff attitudes of toward a blogging cancer patient who publishes critical posts about her treatment and their possible effect on patient-staff relationships and treatment decisions.

    Authors: Niels Lynøe, Sara NattochDag, Magnus Lindskog and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:30

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Although the “right not to know” is well established in international regulations, it has been heavily debated. Ubiquitous results from extended exome and genome analysis have challenged the right not to know....

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:13

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:35

  11. Content type: Debate

    Although values have increasingly received attention in psychiatric literature over the last three decades, their role has been only partially acknowledged in psychiatric classification endeavors. The review p...

    Authors: Arthur Maciel Nunes Gonçalves, Clarissa de Rosalmeida Dantas and Claudio E. M. Banzato

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Ethically challenging critical events and decisions are common in nursing homes. This paper presents nursing home doctors’ descriptions of how they include the patient and next of kin in end-of-life decisions.

    Authors: Maria Romøren, Reidar Pedersen and Reidun Førde

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:5

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  13. Content type: Debate

    In December 2014, China announced that only voluntarily donated organs from citizens would be used for transplantation after January 1, 2015. Many medical professionals worldwide believe that China has stopped...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:85

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Efforts to counteract abuse in health care, defined as patient-experienced abuse, have mainly focused on interventions among caregivers. This study is the first to test an online intervention focusing on how p...

    Authors: A. Jelmer Brüggemann, Katarina Swahnberg and Barbro Wijma

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Several charters of rights have been issued in Europe to solemnly proclaim the rights of children during their hospital stay. However, notwithstanding such general declarations, the actual implementation of ho...

    Authors: Sofia Bisogni, Corinna Aringhieri, Kathleen McGreevy, Nicole Olivini, José Rafael Gonzalez Lopez, Daniele Ciofi, Alberta Marino Merlo, Paola Mariotti and Filippo Festini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:33

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric ultrasound has become a significant tool in obstetric practice, however, it has been argued that its increasing use may have adverse implications for women’s reproductive freedom. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Rhonda Small, Ann Lalos, Margareta Persson and Ingrid Mogren

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:31

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