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  1. Public satisfaction with policy process influences the legitimacy and acceptance of policies, and conditions the future political process, especially when contending ethical value judgments are involved. On th...

    Authors: Hajime Sato, Akira Akabayashi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:1
  2. Medical outliers present a medical, psychological, social, and economic challenge to the physicians who care for them. The determinism of Stoic thought is explored as an intellectual basis for the pursuit of a...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:8
  3. This study aimed to ask a sample of the general population about their preferences regarding doctors holding discretionary powers in relation to disclosing cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hisateru Tachimori, Miyako Takahashi, Tami Saito and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:7
  4. Tuberculosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Recent scholarly attention to public health ethics provides an opportunity to analyze several ethical issues raised by the global tuberculosis...

    Authors: Geetika Verma, Ross EG Upshur, Elizabeth Rea and Solomon R Benatar
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:2
  5. Most medical schools in Japan have incorporated mandatory courses on medical ethics. To this date, however, there is no established means of evaluating medical ethics education in Japan. This study looks 1) To...

    Authors: Akira Akabayashi, Brian T Slingsby, Ichiro Kai, Tadashi Nishimura and Akiko Yamagishi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:1
  6. Intensivists must provide enough analgesia and sedation to ensure dying patients receive good palliative care. However, if it is perceived that too much is given, they risk prosecution for committing euthanasi...

    Authors: Laura A Hawryluck, William RC Harvey, Louise Lemieux-Charles and Peter A Singer
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2002 3:3
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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