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  1. Defensive medicine is defined as a doctor’s deviation from standard practice to reduce or prevent complaints or criticism. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of the practice of defensiv...

    Authors: Osman Ortashi, Jaspal Virdee, Rudaina Hassan, Tomasz Mutrynowski and Fikri Abu-Zidan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:42

    Content type: Research article

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  2. International health research in malaria-endemic settings may include screening for sickle cell disease, given the relationship between this important genetic condition and resistance to malaria, generating qu...

    Authors: Vicki Marsh, Francis Kombe, Raymond Fitzpatrick, Thomas N Williams, Michael Parker and Sassy Molyneux

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:41

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Although there is extensive information about why people participate in clinical trials, studies are largely based on quantitative evidence and typically focus on single conditions. Over the last decade invest...

    Authors: Anne Townsend and Susan M Cox

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:40

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In their book Spare Parts, published in 1992, Fox and Swazey criticized various aspects of organ transplantation, including the routinization of the procedure, ignorance regarding its inherent uncertainties, and ...

    Authors: Céline Durand, Andrée Duplantie, Yves Chabot, Hubert Doucet and Marie-Chantal Fortin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:39

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Medical tourism—the practice where patients travel internationally to privately access medical care—may limit patients’ regular physicians’ abilities to contribute to the informed decision-making process. We a...

    Authors: Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston and Shafik Dharamsi

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:37

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Biological sample and data transfer within and out of Africa is steeped in controversy With the H3Africa project now aiming to establish biobanks in Africa, it is essential that there are ethical and legal gov...

    Authors: Ciara Staunton and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:35

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Recruiting minorities into research studies requires special attention, particularly when studies involve “extra-vulnerable” participants with multiple vulnerabilities, e.g., pregnant women, the fetuses/neonat...

    Authors: Pornpimon Adams, Waranya Wongwit, Krisana Pengsaa, Srisin Khusmith, Wijitr Fungladda, Warissara Chaiyaphan, Chanthima Limphattharacharoen, Sukanya Prakobtham and Jaranit Kaewkungwal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:33

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A survey on the knowledge and attitudes towards the Austrian organ donation legislation (an opt-out solution) of selected groups of the Austrian population taking into account factors such as age, gender, leve...

    Authors: Vanessa Stadlbauer, Peter Steiner, Martin Schweiger, Michael Sereinigg, Karl-Heinz Tscheliessnigg, Wolfgang Freidl and Philipp Stiegler

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:32

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The increase in the volume of research conducted in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), has brought a renewed international focus on processes for ethical conduct of research. Several programs have been in...

    Authors: Adnan A Hyder, Waleed Zafar, Joseph Ali, Robert Ssekubugu, Paul Ndebele and Nancy Kass

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:31

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Efforts to improve patients’ understanding of their own medical treatments or research in which they are involved are progressing, especially with regard to informed consent procedures. We aimed to design a mu...

    Authors: Silvia Cervo, Jane Rovina, Renato Talamini, Tiziana Perin, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Paolo De Paoli and Agostino Steffan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:30

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In resource-limited settings where healthcare services are limited and poverty is common, it is difficult to ethically conduct clinical research without providing patient-care. Therefore, integration of patien...

    Authors: Moses Laman, William Pomat, Peter Siba and Inoni Betuela

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:29

    Content type: Debate

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  12. Obtaining informed consent is a cornerstone of biomedical research, yet participants comprehension of presented information is often low. The most effective interventions to improve understanding rates have no...

    Authors: Adam Nishimura, Jantey Carey, Patricia J Erwin, Jon C Tilburt, M Hassan Murad and Jennifer B McCormick

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:28

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Photographs are commonly taken of children in medical and research contexts. With the increased availability of photographs through the internet, it is increasingly important to consider their potential for ne...

    Authors: Delan Devakumar, Helen Brotherton, Jay Halbert, Andrew Clarke, Audrey Prost and Jennifer Hall

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:27

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In recent decades, the general public has become increasingly receptive toward a legislation that allows active voluntary euthanasia (AVE). The purpose of this study was to survey the current attitude towards ...

    Authors: Willibald J Stronegger, Nathalie T Burkert, Franziska Grossschädl and Wolfgang Freidl

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:26

    Content type: Research article

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  15. On site monitoring of research is one of the most effective ways to ensure compliance during research conduct. However, it is least carried out primarily for two reasons: presumed high costs both in terms of h...

    Authors: Joseph Ochieng, Julius Ecuru, Frederick Nakwagala and Paul Kutyabami

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:23

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Ethical conflicts are arising as a result of the growing complexity of clinical care, coupled with technological advances. Most studies that have developed instruments for measuring ethical conflict base their...

    Authors: Anna Falcó-Pegueroles, Teresa Lluch-Canut and Joan Guàrdia-Olmos

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Rapid advances in high throughput genomic technologies and next generation sequencing are making medical genomic research more readily accessible and affordable, including the sequencing of patient and control...

    Authors: Galen EB Wright, Pieter GJ Koornhof, Adebowale A Adeyemo and Nicki Tiffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:21

    Content type: Debate

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  18. In recent years, personalized medicine (PM) has become a highly regarded line of development in medicine. Yet, it is still a relatively new field. As a consequence, the discussion of its future developments, i...

    Authors: Sebastian Schleidgen and Georg Marckmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:20

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Conflicts of interest affect recommendations in clinical guidelines and disclosure of such conflicts is important. However, not all conflicts of interest are disclosed. Using a public available disclosure list...

    Authors: Julie Bolette Brix Bindslev, Jeppe Schroll, Peter C Gøtzsche and Andreas Lundh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The tissue biobanking of specific biological residual materials, which constitutes a useful resource for medical/scientific research, has raised some ethical issues, such as the need to define which kind of co...

    Authors: Luciana Caenazzo, Pamela Tozzo and Renzo Pegoraro

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:17

    Content type: Debate

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  21. Should those who work on ethics welcome or resist moves to open access publishing? This paper analyses arguments in favour and against the increasing requirement for open access publishing and considers their ...

    Authors: Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. Millions of people undergo displacement in the world. Internally displaced people (IDP) are especially vulnerable as they are not protected by special legislation in contrast to other migrants. Research conduc...

    Authors: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Anushka Adikari, Kaushalya Jayaweera and Athula Sumathipala

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:13

    Content type: Correspondence

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  23. Audio-visual teleconsultation is expected to help home-based palliative patients, hospital-based palliative care professionals, and family physicians to jointly design better, pro-active care. Consensual knowl...

    Authors: Jelle van Gurp, Martine van Selm, Evert van Leeuwen and Jeroen Hasselaar

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:12

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The Netherlands is one of the few countries where euthanasia is legal under strict conditions. This study investigates whether Dutch newspaper articles use the term ‘euthanasia’ according to the legal definiti...

    Authors: Judith AC Rietjens, Natasja JH Raijmakers, Pauline SC Kouwenhoven, Clive Seale, Ghislaine JMW van Thiel, Margo Trappenburg, Johannes JM van Delden and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:11

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The global expansion of biobanks has led to a range of bioethical concerns related to consent, privacy, control, ownership, and disclosure. As an opportunity to engage broader audiences on these concerns, bioe...

    Authors: Matthew C Nisbet and Declan Fahy

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:10

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A baby hatch called the “Stork’s Cradle” has been in place at Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto City, Japan, since May 10, 2007. Babyklappes were first established in Germany in 2000, and there are currently more tha...

    Authors: Atsushi Asai and Hiroko Ishimoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:9

    Content type: Debate

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  27. To evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention in improving emergency department (ED) patient privacy and satisfaction in the crowded ED setting.

    Authors: Yen-Ko Lin, Wei-Che Lee, Liang-Chi Kuo, Yuan-Chia Cheng, Chia-Ju Lin, Hsing-Lin Lin, Chao-Wen Chen and Tsung-Ying Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:8

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To identify motivational factors linked to child health status that affected the likelihood of parents’ allowing their child to participate in pediatric research.

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Ludovic Hardy, Dina Bert, Stéphane Duhem, Stéphanie Coopman, Christian Libersa, Dominique Deplanque, Frédéric Gottrand and Laurent Béghin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:7

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Obtaining a research participant’s voluntary and informed consent is the bedrock of sound ethics practice. Greater inclusion of children in research has led to questions about how paediatric consent operates i...

    Authors: Edward S Dove, Denise Avard, Lee Black and Bartha M Knoppers

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Waiving parent permission can be an option in some epidemiological and social research with adolescents. However, exemptions have not been uniformly considered or applied. Our aim is to critically assess the d...

    Authors: Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Cristina Lopez-del Burgo, Silvia Carlos, Maria Calatrava, Carlos Beltramo, Alfonso Osorio and Jokin de Irala

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:2

    Content type: Debate

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  31. The formulation and implementation of national ethical regulations to protect research participants is fundamental to ethical conduct of research. Ethics education and capacity are inadequate in developing Afr...

    Authors: Olubunmi A Ogunrin, Temidayo O Ogundiran and Clement Adebamowo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:1

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is expected to help find the elusive, causative genetic defects associated with Bipolar Disorder (BD). This article identifies the importance of NGS and further analyses the so...

    Authors: Iris Jaitovich Groisman, Ghislaine Mathieu and Beatrice Godard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:36

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Even though we are now well into the 21st century and notwithstanding all the abuse to individuals involved in clinical studies that has been documented throughout History, fundamental ethical principles conti...

    Authors: Borys Alberto Cornejo Moreno and Gress Marissell Gómez Arteaga

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:35

    Content type: Debate

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  34. Non-therapeutic trials in which terminally ill cancer patients are asked to undergo procedures such as biopsies or venipunctures for research purposes, have become increasingly important to learn more about ho...

    Authors: Erika Kleiderman, Denise Avard, Lee Black, Zuanel Diaz, Caroline Rousseau and Bartha Maria Knoppers

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:33

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Posthumous organ procurement is hindered by the consenting process. Several consenting systems have been proposed. There is limited information on public relative attitudes towards various consenting systems, ...

    Authors: Muhammad M Hammami, Hunaida M Abdulhameed, Kristine A Concepcion, Abdullah Eissa, Sumaya Hammami, Hala Amer, Abdelraheem Ahmed and Eman Al-Gaai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:32

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Following passage of the Patient Self Determination Act in 1990, health care institutions that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding are required to inform patients of their right to make their health care pre...

    Authors: Christopher M Burkle, Paul S Mueller, Keith M Swetz, C Christopher Hook and Mark T Keegan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:31

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The intervention reported in this paper was a follow up to an empirical study conducted in Malawi with the aim of assessing trial participants’ understanding of randomisation, double-blinding and placebo use. ...

    Authors: Paul M Ndebele, Douglas Wassenaar, Esther Munalula and Francis Masiye

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:29

    Content type: Research article

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