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  1. Public health aims to provide universal safety and progressive opportunities to populations to realise their highest level of health through prevention of disease, its progression or transmission. Screening as...

    Authors: Dickens S Omondi Aduda and Nhlanhla Mkhize
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:27
  2. Misconduct in research tarnishes the reputation, credibility and integrity of research institutions. Studies on research or scientific misconduct are still novel in developing countries. In this study, we repo...

    Authors: Patrick I Okonta and Theresa Rossouw
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:25
  3. Academic performance enhancement or cognitive enhancement (CE) via stimulant drug use has received increasing attention. The question remains, however, whether CE solely represents the use of drugs for achievi...

    Authors: Elisabeth Hildt, Klaus Lieb and Andreas Günter Franke
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:23
  4. Most studies have examined the outcomes of patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a life-sustaining treatment. It is unclear whether significant social events are associated with the use ...

    Authors: Yen-Yuan Chen, Likwang Chen, Tien-Shang Huang, Wen-Je Ko, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Yen-Hsuan Ni and Shan-Chwen Chang
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:21
  5. When a patient with a serious mental illness expresses a desire for children, mental health professionals are faced with an ethical dilemma. To date, little research has been conducted into their strategies fo...

    Authors: Silvia Krumm, Carmen Checchia, Gisela Badura-Lotter, Reinhold Kilian and Thomas Becker
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:18
  6. Research in the field of Empirical Ethics (EE) uses a broad variety of empirical methodologies, such as surveys, interviews and observation, developed in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, and psycholog...

    Authors: Marcel Mertz, Julia Inthorn, Günter Renz, Lillian Geza Rothenberger, Sabine Salloch, Jan Schildmann, Sabine Wöhlke and Silke Schicktanz
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:17
  7. Conscientious objection has spurred impassioned debate in many Western countries. Some Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) refuse to refer for abortion. Little is know about how the GPs carry out their refus...

    Authors: Eva M Kibsgaard Nordberg, Helge Skirbekk and Morten Magelssen
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:15
  8. Continuous sedation is increasingly used as a way to relieve symptoms at the end of life. Current research indicates that some physicians, nurses, and relatives involved in this practice experience emotional a...

    Authors: Kasper Raus, Jayne Brown, Clive Seale, Judith AC Rietjens, Rien Janssens, Sophie Bruinsma, Freddy Mortier, Sheila Payne and Sigrid Sterckx
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:14
  9. Healthcare user fees present an important barrier for accessing services for the poorest (indigents) in Burkina Faso and selective removal of fees has been incorporated in national healthcare planning. However, e...

    Authors: Matthew R Hunt, Patrick Gogognon and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:13
  10. Community engagement is increasingly promoted as a marker of good, ethical practice in the context of international collaborative research in low-income countries. There is, however, no widely agreed definitio...

    Authors: Khin Maung Lwin, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Phaik Kin Cheah, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P J Day, Francois Nosten and Michael Parker
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:12
  11. Very few researchers have reported on procedures of recruiting, obtaining informed consent, and compensating participants in health research in the Arabian Gulf Region. Empirical research can inform the debate...

    Authors: Amal Killawi, Amal Khidir, Maha Elnashar, Huda Abdelrahim, Maya Hammoud, Heather Elliott, Michelle Thurston, Humna Asad, Abdul Latif Al-Khal and Michael D Fetters
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:9
  12. Since Japan adopted the concept of informed consent from the West, its inappropriate acquisition from patients in the Japanese clinical setting has continued, due in part to cultural aspects. Here, we discuss ...

    Authors: Sakiko Masaki, Hiroko Ishimoto and Atsushi Asai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:8
  13. The increased use of human biological material for cell-based research and clinical interventions poses risks to the privacy of patients and donors, including the possibility of re-identification of individual...

    Authors: Ubaka Ogbogu, Sarah Burningham, Adam Ollenberger, Kathryn Calder, Li Du, Khaled El Emam, Robyn Hyde-Lay, Rosario Isasi, Yann Joly, Ian Kerr, Bradley Malin, Michael McDonald, Steven Penney, Gayle Piat, Denis-Claude Roy, Jeremy Sugarman…
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:7
  14. The Editors of BMC Medical Ethics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

    Authors: Fernando Marques
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:6
  15. The preventative paradigm of preconception care is receiving increasing attention, yet its boundaries remain vague in three respects: temporally; agentially; and instrumentally. Crucially, it remains unclear j...

    Authors: Pieter Bonte, Guido Pennings and Sigrid Sterckx
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:5
  16. The use of biological samples in research raises a number of ethical issues in relation to consent, storage, export, benefit sharing and re-use of samples. Participant perspectives have been explored in North ...

    Authors: Keymanthri Moodley, Nomathemba Sibanda, Kelsey February and Theresa Rossouw
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:4
  17. The current doctrine of informed consent for clinical care has been developed in cultures characterized by low-context communication and monitoring-style coping. There are scarce empirical data on patients’ no...

    Authors: Muhammad M Hammami, Yussuf Al-Jawarneh, Muhammad B Hammami and Mohammad Al Qadire
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:3
  18. Although informed consent is an integral part of clinical practice, its current doctrine remains mostly a matter of law and mainstream ethics rather than empirical research. There are scarce empirical data on ...

    Authors: Muhammad M Hammami, Eman A Al-Gaai, Yussuf Al-Jawarneh, Hala Amer, Muhammad B Hammami, Abdullah Eissa and Mohammad Al Qadire
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:2
  19. The growing prevalence of health care ethics consultation (HCEC) services in the U.S. has been accompanied by an increase in calls for accountability and quality assurance, and for the debates surrounding why ...

    Authors: Yen-Yuan Chen, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Yu-Hui Kao, Pi-Ru Tsai, Tien-Shang Huang and Wen-Je Ko
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:1
  20. Recently, individualized or personalized medicine (PM) has become a buzz word in the academic as well as public debate surrounding health care. However, PM lacks a clear definition and is open to interpretatio...

    Authors: Sebastian Schleidgen, Corinna Klingler, Teresa Bertram, Wolf H Rogowski and Georg Marckmann
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:55
  21. Information and communication technologies are becoming an integral part of medical practice, research and administration and their use will grow as telemedicine and electronic medical record use become part o...

    Authors: Caron Jack, Yashik Singh and Maurice Mars
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  22. Every year, research specimens are shipped from one institution to another as well as across national boundaries. A significant proportion of specimens move from poor to rich countries. Concerns are always rai...

    Authors: Takafira Mduluza, Nicholas Midzi, Donold Duruza and Paul Ndebele
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  23. The issue of stigma is very important in the battle against HIV/AIDS in Africa since it may affect patient attendance at healthcare centres for obtaining antiretroviral (ARV) medications and regular medical ch...

    Authors: Temitayo O Famoroti, Lucy Fernandes and Sylvester C Chima
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  24. Doctor and healthcare worker (HCW) strikes are a global phenomenon with the potential to negatively impact on the quality of healthcare services and the doctor-patient relationship. Strikes are a legitimate de...

    Authors: Sylvester C Chima
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  25. Controversies still exists within the research fraternity on the form and level of incentives, compensation and reimbursement to study participants in resource-constrained settings. While most research activit...

    Authors: Takafira Mduluza, Nicholas Midzi, Donold Duruza and Paul Ndebele
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  26. Informed consent is a legal and ethical doctrine derived from the principle of respect for autonomy. Generally two rights derived from autonomy are accorded legal protection. The constitutional right to bodily...

    Authors: Sylvester C Chima
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  27. This paper addresses the past, present and future aspects of African leadership and organizational ethics that have, are and will be key for any organization to sustain its systems and structures. Organization...

    Authors: Jude Mutuku Mathooko
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  28. The 3rd Pan-African Ethics Human Rights and Medical Law (3rd EHRML) conference was held in Johannesburg on July 7, 2013, as part of the Africa Health Congress. The conference brought together bioethicists, resear...

    Authors: Sylvester C Chima, Takafira Mduluza and Julius Kipkemboi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  29. In clinical research scientific, legal as well as ethical aspects are important. It is well known that clinical investigators at university hospitals have to undertake their PhD-studies alongside their daily w...

    Authors: Arja Halkoaho, Mari Matveinen, Ville Leinonen, Kirsi Luoto and Tapani Keränen
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:53
  30. Little is known about the views of mothers when their children are invited to participate in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) investigating medicines and/or invasive procedures. Our goal was to understand mot...

    Authors: Adriana Assis Carvalho and Luciane Rezende Costa
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:52
  31. Psychiatric staff members have the power to decide the options that frame encounters with patients. Intentional as well as unintentional framing can have a crucial impact on patients’ opportunities to be heard...

    Authors: Veikko Pelto-Piri, Karin Engström and Ingemar Engström
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:49
  32. In studies publishing identifying personal information, obtaining consent is regarded as necessary, as it is impossible to ensure complete anonymity. However, current journal practices around specific points t...

    Authors: Akiko Yoshida, Yuri Dowa, Hiromi Murakami and Shinji Kosugi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:47
  33. The 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised recommendations for HIV testing in clinical settings contained seven specific changes to how health care facilities should provide HIV testing....

    Authors: Michael J Waxman, Roland C Merchant, M Teresa Celada and Melissa A Clark
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:46
  34. In 2008 UK legislation was amended to enable the use of deferred consent for paediatric emergency care (EC) trials in recognition of the practical and ethical difficulties of obtaining prospective consent in a...

    Authors: Kerry Woolfall, Lucy Frith, Carrol Gamble and Bridget Young
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:45
  35. With a view to addressing the moral concerns about the use of donor siblings, the Policy Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics - Children as Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donors (the Policy) has laid out t...

    Authors: Tak Kwong Chan and George Lim Tipoe
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2013 14:43

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