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  1. Ethics committees typically apply the common principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice to research proposals but with variable weighting and interpretation. This paper reports a compariso...

    Authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Brenda Lobb, Graham Davies, Israel Nachson and Sheila M Seelau

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2002 3:2

    Content type: Debate

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  2. The purpose of this study is to explore laypersons' attitudes toward the use of archived (existing) materials such as medical records and biological samples and to compare them with the attitudes of physicians...

    Authors: Atsushi Asai, Motoki Ohnishi, Etsuyo Nishigaki, Miho Sekimoto, Shunichi Fukuhara and Tsuguya Fukui

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2002 3:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A decade ago, we reviewed the field of clinical ethics; assessed its progress in research, education, and ethics committees and consultation; and made predictions about the future of the field. In this article...

    Authors: Peter A Singer, Edmund D Pellegrino and Mark Siegler

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2001 2:1

    Content type: Debate

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  4. The fair innings argument (FIA) is frequently put forward as a justification for denying elderly patients treatment when they are in competition with younger patients and resources are scarce. In this paper I ...

    Authors: Michael M Rivlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2000 1:1

    Content type: Debate

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