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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

    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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  2. 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

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

    Conscientious objection (CO) to participating in induced abortion is not present in the Finnish health care system or legislation unlike in many other European countries.

    Authors: Petteri Nieminen, Saara Lappalainen, Pauliina Ristimäki, Markku Myllykangas and Anne-Mari Mustonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:17

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The importance of the hidden curriculum is recognised as a practical training ground for the absorption of medical ethics by healthcare professionals. Pakistan’s healthcare sector is hampered by the exclusion ...

    Authors: Sara Rizvi Jafree, Rubeena Zakar, Florian Fischer and Muhammad Zakria Zakar

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:16

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In our time there is growing interest in developing a systematic approach to oncologic patients and end-of-life care. An important goal within this domain is to identify the values and ethical norms that guide...

    Authors: Uría Guevara-López, Myriam M Altamirano-Bustamante and Carlos Viesca-Treviño

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Euthanasia remains controversial in Canada and an issue of debate among physicians. Most studies have explored the opinion of health professionals regarding its legalization, but have not investigated their in...

    Authors: Mireille Lavoie, Gaston Godin, Lydi-Anne Vézina-Im, Danielle Blondeau, Isabelle Martineau and Louis Roy

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:6

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Medical students(MS) will face ethical issues throughout their lives as doctors. The present study aims to investigate medical students’ opinions on controversial ethical issues and factors associated with the...

    Authors: Giancarlo Lucchetti, Leandro Romani de Oliveira, José Roberto Leite and Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:85

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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)

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    1126.5 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
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