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Ethics in Public Health, medical law, and health policy

Section edited by Stuart Nicholls and Jeremy Snyder

This section will include manuscripts focused on ethical aspects of public health, health promotion and government action related to health care, as well as manuscripts focused on ethical questions in health care policies, judicial decisions and legislation relating to medical issues.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Health checks or health screenings identify (risk factors for) disease in people without a specific medical indication. So far, the perspective of (potential) health check users has remained underexposed in di...

    Authors: Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher and Maartje H. N. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:64

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Commercial genetic testing offered over the internet, known as direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC GT), currently is under ethical attack. A common critique aims at the limited validation of the tests as w...

    Authors: Manuel Schaper and Silke Schicktanz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:56

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  3. Content type: Debate

    Health care organization is entering a new age. Focus is increasingly shifting from individual health care institutions to interorganizational collaboration and health care networks. Much hope is set on such n...

    Authors: Kasper Raus, Eric Mortier and Kristof Eeckloo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:52

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Ethical research conduct is a cornerstone of research practice particularly when research participants include vulnerable populations. This study mapped the extent of reporting ethical research practices in studi...

    Authors: Jihad Makhoul, Rana F. Chehab, Zahraa Shaito and Abla M. Sibai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:36

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We analyzed the patients’ perception of prenatal diagnosis of fetal cardiac pathology, and the reasons for choosing to continue with pregnancy despite being eligible to receive a medical termination of pregnan...

    Authors: Georges Abi Tayeh, Jean-Marie Jouannic, Fersan Mansour, Assaad Kesrouani and Elie Attieh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:33

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a technology which provides information about fetal genetic characteristics (including sex) very early in pregnancy by examining fetal DNA obtained from a sample of mate...

    Authors: Meredith Vanstone, Alexandra Cernat, Jeff Nisker and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:27

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The main causes of suicide and how suicide could and should be prevented are ongoing controversies in the scientific literature as well as in public media. In the bill on public health from 2008 (Prop 2007/08:...

    Authors: Petter Karlsson, Gert Helgesson, David Titelman, Manne Sjöstrand and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In many countries, there are health care initiatives to make smokers give up smoking in the peri-operative setting. There is empirical evidence that this may improve some, but not all, operative outcomes. Howe...

    Authors: Joar Björk, Niklas Juth and Niels Lynøe

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:2

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term covering several conditions for which alcohol consumption during pregnancy is taken to play a causal role. The benefit of individuals being identifie...

    Authors: Gert Helgesson, Göran Bertilsson, Helena Domeij, Gunilla Fahlström, Emelie Heintz, Anders Hjern, Christina Nehlin Gordh, Viviann Nordin, Jenny Rangmar, Ann-Margret Rydell, Viveka Sundelin Wahlsten and Monica Hultcrantz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:1

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Care-dependency constitutes an important issue with regard to the approval of end-of-life decisions, yet attitudes towards assisted suicide and euthanasia are understudied among care-dependent older adults. We...

    Authors: Erwin Stolz, Hannes Mayerl, Peter Gasser-Steiner and Wolfgang Freidl

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:71

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The review of human participant research by Research Ethics Committees (RECs) or Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is a complex multi-faceted process that cannot be reduced to an algorithm. However, this does...

    Authors: Samantha Trace and Simon Erik Kolstoe

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:65

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  12. Content type: Debate

    The legitimacy of conscientious objection to abortion continues to fuel heated debate in Italy. In two recent decisions, the European Committee for Social Rights underlined that conscientious objection places ...

    Authors: Marco Bo, Carla Maria Zotti and Lorena Charrier

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:64

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Health checks identify (risk factors for) disease in people without symptoms. They may be offered by the government through population screenings and by other providers to individual users as ‘personal health ...

    Authors: Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher and Maartje H. N. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:55

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  14. Content type: Debate

    The 11 original regions for organ allocation in the United States were determined by proximity between hospitals that provided deceased donors and transplant programs. As liver transplants became more successf...

    Authors: Brendan Parent and Arthur L. Caplan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:26

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Smart-home technologies, comprising environmental sensors, wearables and video are attracting interest in home healthcare delivery. Development of such technology is usually justified on the basis of the techn...

    Authors: Giles Birchley, Richard Huxtable, Madeleine Murtagh, Ruud ter Meulen, Peter Flach and Rachael Gooberman-Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:23

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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)

    Usage 
    371,299 downloads
    1126.5 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    124 mentions

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