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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: Debate

    Since 2006, the genetic testing company 23andMe has collected biological samples, self-reported information, and consent documents for biobanking and research from more than 1,000,000 individuals (90 % partici...

    Authors: Henri-Corto Stoeklé, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Guillaume Vogt and Christian Hervé

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In many countries health insurers, employers and especially governments are increasingly using pressure and coercion to enhance healthier lifestyles. For example by ever higher taxes on cigarettes and alcoholi...

    Authors: Michiel Wesseling, Lode Wigersma and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:14

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Obstetrics and gynaecology always has reputation for being a highly litigious. The field of obstetrics and gynaecology is surrounded by different circumstances that stimulate the doctors to practice defensive ...

    Authors: AbdelAziem A. Ali, Moawia E. Hummeida, Yasir A. M. Elhassan, Wisal O. M.Nabag, Mohammed Ahmed A. Ahmed and Gamal K. Adam

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:12

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  4. Content type: Debate

    The global interest in developing therapies for Ebola infection management and its prevention is laudable. However the plan to conduct an emergency immunization program specifically for healthcare workers usin...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Aminu Yakubu, Bridget Haire and Kristin Peterson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:10

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Catalan Institute of Health (CIH) is the largest health services public provider in Catalonia. “CIH Code of Ethics Virtual Forum” (CEVF), was created within the Intranet of the CIH to facilitate participat...

    Authors: Eva Peguero, Anna Berenguera, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Begoña Roman, Carmen M. Prieto and Núria Terribas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:90

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  6. Content type: Debate

    This paper discusses the contentious issue of reuse of stored biological samples and data obtained from research participants in past clinical research to answer future ethical and scientifically valid researc...

    Authors: Randy G. Mungwira, Wongani Nyangulu, James Misiri, Steven Iphani, Ruby Ng’ong’ola, Chawanangwa M. Chirambo, Francis Masiye and Joseph Mfutso-Bengo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:83

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The pharmaceutical market in Bangladesh is highly concentrated (top ten control around 70 % of the market). Due to high competition aggressive marketing strategies are adopted for greater market share, which s...

    Authors: Mahrukh Mohiuddin, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Mofijul Islam Shuvro, Nahitun Nahar and Syed Masud Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:80

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  8. Content type: Debate

    For many decades, the debate on children’s competence to give informed consent in medical settings concentrated on ethical and legal aspects, with little empirical underpinnings. Recently, data from empirical ...

    Authors: Irma M. Hein, Martine C. De Vries, Pieter W. Troost, Gerben Meynen, Johannes B. Van Goudoever and Ramón J. L. Lindauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:76

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV remains a key public health priority in most developing countries. The provider Initiated Opt – Out Prenatal HIV Screening Approach, recommended by the World H...

    Authors: Luchuo Engelbert Bain, Kris Dierickx and Kristien Hens

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:73

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Involuntary treatment is a key issue in healthcare ethics. In this study, ethical issues relating to involuntary psychiatric treatment are investigated through interviews with Swedish psychiatrists.

    Authors: Manne Sjöstrand, Lars Sandman, Petter Karlsson, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:37

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Decision-making capacity is a key concept in contemporary healthcare ethics. Previous research has mainly focused on philosophical, conceptual issues or on evaluation of different tools for assessing patients’...

    Authors: Manne Sjöstrand, Petter Karlsson, Lars Sandman, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:34

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Many publicly-funded health systems apply cost-benefit frameworks in response to the moral dilemma of how best to allocate scarce healthcare resources. However, implementation of recommendations based on costs...

    Authors: Neil McHugh, Rachel M Baker, Helen Mason, Laura Williamson, Job van Exel, Rohan Deogaonkar, Marissa Collins and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:14

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  13. Content type: Debate

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian medical organizations. The increased emphasis in MSF on research led to the creation of an ethics review board (ERB) in 2001. The ERB h...

    Authors: Doris Schopper, Angus Dawson, Ross Upshur, Aasim Ahmad, Amar Jesani, Raffaella Ravinetto, Michael J Segelid, Sunita Sheel and Jerome Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:10

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  14. Content type: Debate

    For decades, the discussion on children’s competence to consent to medical issues has concentrated around normative concerns, with little progress in clinical practices. Decision-making competence is an import...

    Authors: Irma M Hein, Pieter W Troost, Alice Broersma, Martine C de Vries, Joost G Daams and Ramón J L Lindauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:1

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  15. Content type: Correspondence

    Policymaking is both an art and a science. It is a long process of research, debate and consensus (where possible). The elaboration of the Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data serv...

    Authors: Bartha M Knoppers

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:87

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    1.969 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.106 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.017 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.016 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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