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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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