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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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