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  1. Continued advances in human microbiome research and technologies raise a number of ethical, legal, and social challenges. These challenges are associated not only with the conduct of the research, but also wit...

    Authors: Melody J Slashinski, Sheryl A McCurdy, Laura S Achenbaum, Simon N Whitney and Amy L McGuire

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:28

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Financial relationships between physicians and industry are extensive and public reporting of industry payments to physicians is now occurring. Our objectives were to describe physician recipients of large tot...

    Authors: Susan L Norris, Haley K Holmer, Lauren A Ogden, Brittany U Burda and Rongwei Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:24

    Content type: Correspondence

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  3. International collaborators face challenges in the design and implementation of ethical biomedical research. Evaluating community understanding of research and processes like informed consent may enable resear...

    Authors: Rachel Vreeman, Eunice Kamaara, Allan Kamanda, David Ayuku, Winstone Nyandiko, Lukoye Atwoli, Samuel Ayaya, Peter Gisore, Michael Scanlon and Paula Braitstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:23

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Cancer patients are at risk of developing blood clots in their veins - venous thromboembolism (VTE) - which often takes the form of a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis. The risk increases with advance...

    Authors: Laura Sheard, Hayley Prout, Dawn Dowding, Simon Noble, Ian Watt, Anthony Maraveyas and Miriam Johnson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:22

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The process of obtaining informed consent continues to be a contentious issue in clinical and public health research carried out in resource-limited settings. We sought to evaluate this process among human res...

    Authors: Ronald Kiguba, Paul Kutyabami, Stephen Kiwuwa, Elly Katabira and Nelson K Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:21

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Many studies have been published about ethics committees and the clarifications requested about the submitted applications. In Finland, ethics committees require a separate statement on ethical aspects of the ...

    Authors: Arja Halkoaho, Anna-Maija Pietilä, Mari Vesalainen and Kirsi Vähäkangas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:20

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The banking of biological samples raises a number of ethical issues in relation to the storage, export and re-use of samples. Whilst there is a growing body of literature exploring participant perspectives in ...

    Authors: Gerrit van Schalkwyk, Jantina de Vries and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:19

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Professional health care practice should be based on ethical decisions and actions. When there are competing ethical standards or principles, one must choose between two or more competing options. This study e...

    Authors: Joy Noel-Weiss, Betty Cragg and A Kirsten Woodend

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:18

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Clinical trials involving children previously considered unethical are now considered essential because of the inherent physiological differences between children and adults. An integral part of research ethic...

    Authors: Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Rosemary Musesengwa, Kusum J Nathoo, Patrick Takaidza, Tawanda Mhute and Tichaona Vhembo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:17

    Content type: Correspondence

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  10. Seeking consent for genetic and genomic research can be challenging, particularly in populations with low literacy levels, and in emergency situations. All of these factors were relevant to the MalariaGEN stud...

    Authors: Paulina Tindana, Susan Bull, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Jantina de Vries, Raymond Aborigo, Kwadwo Koram, Dominic Kwiatkowski and Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Breaking bad news to mothers whose children has disability is an important role of physicians. There has been considerable speculation about the inevitability of parental dissatisfaction with how they are info...

    Authors: Ahmed Mahmoud Abdelmoktader and Khalil A Abd Elhamed

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is general consensus internationally that unfair distribution of the benefits of research is exploitative and should be avoided or reduced. However, what constitutes fair benefits, and the exact nature o...

    Authors: Sassy Molyneux, Stephen Mulupi, Lairumbi Mbaabu and Vicki Marsh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:13

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Universities in Cameroon are playing an active part in HIV/AIDS research and much of this research is carried out by students, usually for the purpose of a dissertation/thesis. Student theses/dissertations pre...

    Authors: Nchangwi Syntia Munung, Godfrey B Tangwa, Chi Primus Che, Laurent Vidal and Odile Ouwe-Missi-Oukem-Boyer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Previous studies have found that the decision-making process for stored unused frozen embryos involves much emotional burden influenced by socio-cultural factors. This study aims to ascertain how Japanese pati...

    Authors: Shizuko Takahashi, Misao Fujita, Akihisa Fujimoto, Toshihiro Fujiwara, Tetsu Yano, Osamu Tsutsumi, Yuji Taketani and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:9

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Research ethics committees (RECs) are tasked to assess the risks and the benefits of a trial. Currently, two procedure-level approaches are predominant, the Net Risk Test and the Component Analysis.

    Authors: Rosemarie D L C Bernabe, Ghislaine J M W van Thiel, Jan A M Raaijmakers and Johannes J M van Delden

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:6

    Content type: Debate

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  16. The methodology of medical ethics during the last few decades has shifted from a predominant use of normative-philosophical analyses to an increasing involvement of empirical methods. The articles which have b...

    Authors: Sabine Salloch, Jan Schildmann and Jochen Vollmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:5

    Content type: Debate

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  17. Research activities in sub-Saharan Africa may be limited to delegated tasks due to the strong control from Western collaborators, which could lead to scientific production of little value in terms of its impac...

    Authors: Selidji T Agnandji, Valerie Tsassa, Cornelia Conzelmann, Carsten Köhler and Hans-Jörg Ehni

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:3

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Family members are often required to act as substitute decision-makers when health care or research participation decisions must be made for an incapacitated relative. Yet most families are unable to accuratel...

    Authors: Gina Bravo, Marcel Arcand, Danièle Blanchette, Anne-Marie Boire-Lavigne, Marie-France Dubois, Maryse Guay, Paule Hottin, Julie Lane, Judith Lauzon and Suzanne Bellemare

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:1

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended three changes to HIV testing methods in US healthcare settings: (1) an opt-out approach, (2) removal of separate signed consent, and (3...

    Authors: Michael J Waxman, Roland C Merchant, M Teresa Celada and Melissa A Clark

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Nurse managers have the burden of experiencing frequent ethical issues related to both their managerial and nursing care duties, according to previous international studies. However, no such study was publishe...

    Authors: Maizura binti Musa, Md Harun-Or-Rashid and Junichi Sakamoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:23

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Promoting the social value of global health research undertaken in resource poor settings has become a key concern in global research ethics. The consideration for benefit sharing, which concerns the elucidati...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Lairumbi, Parker Michael, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Michael C English

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:22

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In the course of the last four decades, the profession of physiotherapy has progressively expanded its scope of responsibility and its focus on professional autonomy and evidence-based clinical practice. To pr...

    Authors: Jeanette Praestegaard and Gunvor Gard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:21

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The concept of benefit sharing to enhance the social value of global health research in resource poor settings is now a key strategy for addressing moral issues of relevance to individuals, communities and hos...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Lairumbi, Michael Parker, Raymond Fitzpatrick and English C Mike

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:20

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Although attention to healthcare ethics in rural areas has increased, specific focus on rural palliative care is still largely under-studied and under-theorized. The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper ...

    Authors: Barbara Pesut, Joan L Bottorff and Carole A Robinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:19

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Pediatric oncology has a strong research culture. Most pediatric oncologists are investigators, involved in clinical care as well as research. As a result, a remarkable proportion of children with cancer enrol...

    Authors: Martine C de Vries, Mirjam Houtlosser, Jan M Wit, Dirk P Engberts, Dorine Bresters, Gertjan JL Kaspers and Evert van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:18

    Content type: Correspondence

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  26. Medical tourism, thought of as patients seeking non-emergency medical care outside of their home countries, is a growing industry worldwide. Canadians are amongst those engaging in medical tourism, and many ar...

    Authors: Kali Penney, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks and Rory Johnston

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:17

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Breaking bad news (BBN) to parents whose newborn has a major disease is an ethical dilemma. In Saudi Arabia, BBN about newborns is performed according to the parental preferences that have been reported from n...

    Authors: Sameer Y Al-Abdi, Eman A Al-Ali, Matar H Daheer, Yaseen M Al-Saleh, Khalid H Al-Qurashi and Maryam A Al-Aamri

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:15

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Centralization of IRB reviews have been increasing in the US and elsewhere, but many questions about it remain. In the US, a few centralized IRBs (CIRBs) have been established, but how they do and could operat...

    Authors: Robert Klitzman

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:13

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As genetics technology proceeds, practices of genetic testing have become more heterogeneous: many different types of tests are finding their way to the public in different settings and for a variety of purpos...

    Authors: Eline M Bunnik, Maartje HN Schermer and A Cecile JW Janssens

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:11

    Content type: Debate

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  30. Post-mortem needle biopsies have been used in resource-poor settings to determine cause of death and there is interest in using them in Bangladesh. However, we did not know how families and communities would p...

    Authors: Emily S Gurley, Shahana Parveen, M Saiful Islam, M Jahangir Hossain, Nazmun Nahar, Nusrat Homaira, Rebeca Sultana, James J Sejvar, Mahmudur Rahman and Stephen P Luby

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:10

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The research community has a mandate to discover effective treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. The ethics landscape surrounding this mandate is in a constant state of flux, and ongoing challenges place...

    Authors: Julie M Robillard, Carole A Federico, Kate Tairyan, Adrian J Ivinson and Judy Illes

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:9

    Content type: Research article

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  32. This study is part of a major study about difficulties in communicating ethical problems within and among professional groups working in hemodialysis care. Describing experiences of ethically difficult situati...

    Authors: Catarina EC Fischer Grönlund, Vera Dahlqvist and Anna IS Söderberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:8

    Content type: Research article

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  33. An effectiveness assessment on ASCT in locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer identified serious ethical issues associated with this intervention. Our objective was to systematically review these aspect...

    Authors: Sigrid Droste, Annegret Herrmann-Frank, Fueloep Scheibler and Tanja Krones

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:6

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide a powerful means of identifying genetic variants that play a role in common diseases. Such studies present important ethical challenges. An increasing number of G...

    Authors: Jantina de Vries, Susan J Bull, Ogobara Doumbo, Muntaser Ibrahim, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Dominic Kwiatkowski and Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:5

    Content type: Debate

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  35. Beta thalassemia major is a severe inherited form of hemolytic anemia that results from ineffective erythropoiesis. Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only potentially curativ...

    Authors: Giovanni Caocci, Giorgio La Nasa, Ernesto d'Aloja, Adriana Vacca, Eugenia Piras, Michela Pintor, Roberto Demontis and Salvatore Pisu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:4

    Content type: Debate

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  36. A requisite for ethical human subjects research is that participation should be informed and voluntary. Participation during the informed consent process by way of asking questions is an indicator of the exten...

    Authors: Divya Rajaraman, Nelson Jesuraj, Lawrence Geiter, Sean Bennett, Harleen MS Grewal and Mario Vaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:3

    Content type: Research article

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