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Methodology in Bioethics

Section edited by Jonathan Ives

This section will include manuscripts on theoretical (methodological and philosophical) aspects of bioethics, including meta-bioethics (papers that reflect on the nature, purpose and scope of bioethics). The section welcomes both empirical and theoretical papers.

  1. Content type: Correspondence

    This paper responds to the commentaries from Stacy Carter and Alan Cribb. We pick up on two main themes in our response. First, we reflect on how the process of setting standards for empirical bioethics resear...

    Authors: Michael Dunn, Jonathan Ives, Bert Molewijk and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

  2. Content type: Correspondence

    This article provides a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research by Ives and colleagues (in this Issue). There is much to admire in the paper, and in the demanding consensus-building pr...

    Authors: Stacy M. Carter

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  3. Content type: Correspondence

    This commentary welcomes the work of Ives et al. on Standards of practice in Empirical Bioethics, and especially the dialogical spirit in which the standards have been constructed and offered. It also raises s...

    Authors: Alan Cribb

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  4. Content type: Research article

    This paper reports the process and outcome of a consensus finding project, which began with a meeting at the Brocher Foundation in May 2015. The project sought to generate and reach consensus on standards of p...

    Authors: Jonathan Ives, Michael Dunn, Bert Molewijk, Jan Schildmann, Kristine Bærøe, Lucy Frith, Richard Huxtable, Elleke Landeweer, Marcel Mertz, Veerle Provoost, Annette Rid, Sabine Salloch, Mark Sheehan, Daniel Strech, Martine de Vries and Guy Widdershoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  5. Content type: Research article

    The Hospital Ethical Climate Survey (HECS) was developed in the USA and later shortened (HECS-S). HECS has previously been translated into Swedish and the aim of this study was to describe a process of transla...

    Authors: Pernilla Pergert, Cecilia Bartholdson, Marika Wenemark, Kim Lützén and Margareta af Sandeberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Freedom of conscience is a core element of human rights respected by most European countries. It allows abortion through the inclusion of a conscience clause, which permits opting out of providing such service...

    Authors: Valerie Fleming, Lucy Frith, Ans Luyben and Beate Ramsayer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:31

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A review of literature published a decade ago noted a significant increase in empirical papers across nine bioethics journals. This study provides an update on the presence of empirical papers in the same nine...

    Authors: Tenzin Wangmo, Sirin Hauri, Eloise Gennet, Evelyn Anane-Sarpong, Veerle Provoost and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring adequate informed consent for surgery in a trauma setting is challenging. We developed and pilot tested an educational video containing information regarding the informed consent process for surgery i...

    Authors: Yen-Ko Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Wei-Che Lee, Tsung-Ying Lin, Liang-Chi Kuo, Chia-Ju Lin, Leiyu Shi, Yin-Chun Tien and Yuan-Chia Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:67

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In this article we aim to assess the ethical desirability of self-test diagnostic kits for influenza, focusing in particular on the potential benefits and challenges posed by a new, mobile phone-based tool cur...

    Authors: Benedict Rumbold, Clare Wenham and James Wilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:33

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    In 2014, the editorial board of BMC Medical Ethics came together to devise sections for the journal that would (a) give structure to the journal (b) help ensure that authors’ research is matched to the most appro...

    Authors: Kristine Bærøe, Jonathan Ives, Martine de Vries and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:30

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  11. Content type: Correspondence

    The anticipation of ethical issues that may arise with the clinical use of genomic technologies is crucial to envision their future implementation in a manner sensitive to local contexts. Yet, populations in l...

    Authors: Thierry Hurlimann, Iris Jaitovich Groisman and Béatrice Godard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:28

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Paediatric cancer care poses ethically difficult situations that can lead to value conflicts about what is best for the child, possibly resulting in moral distress. Research on moral distress is lacking in pae...

    Authors: Margareta af Sandeberg, Marika Wenemark, Cecilia Bartholdson, Kim Lützén and Pernilla Pergert

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:14

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Value sensitivity – the ability to recognize value-related issues when they arise in practice – is an indispensable competence for medical practitioners to enter decision-making processes related to ethical qu...

    Authors: Christian Ineichen, Markus Christen and Carmen Tanner

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:5

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the field of health technology assessment (HTA), there are several approaches that can be used for ethical analysis. However, there is a scarcity of literature that critically evaluates and compares the str...

    Authors: Kristin Bakke Lysdahl, Wija Oortwijn, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Pietro Refolo, Dario Sacchini, Kati Mozygemba, Ansgar Gerhardus, Louise Brereton and Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:16

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  15. Content type: Debate

    Empirical-ethical research constitutes a relatively new field which integrates socio-empirical research and normative analysis. As direct inferences from descriptive data to normative conclusions are problemat...

    Authors: Sabine Salloch, Sebastian Wäscher, Jochen Vollmann and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increased prevalence of bioethics research that seeks to use empirical data to answer normative research questions, there is no consensus as to what an appropriate methodology for this would be. Th...

    Authors: Rachel Davies, Jonathan Ives and Michael Dunn

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:15

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