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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Scientists engaged in global health research are increasingly faced with barriers to access and use of human tissues from the developing world communities where much of their research is targeted. In part, the...

    Authors: Claudia I Emerson, Peter A Singer and Ross EG Upshur
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:2
  17. Research ethics and the measures deployed to ensure ethical oversight of research (e.g., informed consent forms, ethics review) are vested with extremely important ethical and practical goals. Accordingly, the...

    Authors: Nicole Palmour, William Affleck, Emily Bell, Constance Deslauriers, Bruce Pike, Julien Doyon and Eric Racine
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:1
  18. Consenting for retrospective medical records-based research (MR) and leftover tissue-based research (TR) continues to be controversial. Our objective was to survey Saudis attending outpatient clinics at a tert...

    Authors: Mohammad M Al-Qadire, Muhammad M Hammami, Hunida M Abdulhameed and Eman A Al Gaai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:18
  19. Disclosure of near miss medical error (ME) and who should disclose ME to patients continue to be controversial. Further, available recommendations on disclosure of ME have emerged largely in Western culture; t...

    Authors: Muhammad M Hammami, Sahar Attalah and Mohammad Al Qadire
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:17
  20. Sharing of tissue samples for research and disease surveillance purposes has become increasingly important. While it is clear that this is an area of intense, international controversy, there is an absence of ...

    Authors: Xinqing Zhang, Kenji Matsui, Benjamin Krohmal, Alaa Abou Zeid, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Young Mo Koo, Yoshikuni Kita and Reidar K Lie
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:16
  21. Concern has been growing in the academic literature and popular media about the licensing, introduction and adoption of surgical devices before full effectiveness and safety evidence is available to inform cli...

    Authors: Sue Ross, Charles Weijer, Amiram Gafni, Ariel Ducey, Carmen Thompson and Rene Lafreniere
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:14
  22. The potential contribution of community engagement to addressing ethical challenges for international biomedical research is well described, but there is relatively little documented experience of community en...

    Authors: Vicki M Marsh, Dorcas M Kamuya, Albert M Mlamba, Thomas N Williams and Sassy S Molyneux
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:13
  23. Few studies have paid attention to ethical responsibility related to malnutrition in elder care. The aim was to illuminate whether politicians and civil servants reason about malnutrition in elder care in rela...

    Authors: Anna-Greta Mamhidir, Mona Kihlgren and Venke Soerlie
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:11
  24. HIV prevention trials conducted among disadvantaged vulnerable at-risk populations in developing countries present unique ethical dilemmas. A key concern in bioethics is the validity of informed consent for tr...

    Authors: Andrew Vallely, Shelley Lees, Charles Shagi, Stella Kasindi, Selephina Soteli, Natujwa Kavit, Lisa Vallely, Sheena McCormack, Robert Pool and Richard J Hayes
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:10
  25. There is a permanent need to evaluate and develop the ethical quality of scientific research and to widen knowledge about the effects of ethical issues. Therefore we evaluated whether informed consent is relat...

    Authors: Helena Länsimies-Antikainen, Anna-Maija Pietilä, Tomi Laitinen, Vesa Kiviniemi and Rainer Rauramaa
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:9
  26. Studies on different methods to supplement the traditional informed consent process have generated conflicting results. This study was designed to evaluate whether participants who received group counseling pr...

    Authors: Rajiv Sarkar, Thuppal V Sowmyanarayanan, Prasanna Samuel, Azara S Singh, Anuradha Bose, Jayaprakash Muliyil and Gagandeep Kang
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:8
  27. Lack of proper understanding on the part of researchers about public understanding of research and informed consent will increase the potential for malpractice. As a part of a larger study on ethics and inform...

    Authors: Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewage, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kumudu Munasinghe, Kethakie Sumathipala, Joanna Murray and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:7
  28. The overwhelming scarcity of organs within renal transplantation forces researchers and transplantation teams to seek new ways to increase efficacy. One of the possibilities is the use of personalized medicine...

    Authors: Marianne Dion-Labrie, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Marie-Josée Hébert and Hubert Doucet
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:5
  29. Research involving minors has been the subject of much ethical debate. The growing number of longitudinal, pediatric studies that involve genetic research present even more complex challenges to ensure appropr...

    Authors: Nola M Ries, Jane LeGrandeur and Timothy Caulfield
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:4
  30. Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria burden. The development and distribution of safe, effective and affordable vaccines is critical to reduce...

    Authors: Nicole Mamotte, Douglas Wassenaar, Jennifer Koen and Zaynab Essack
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:3
  31. The attitudes of patients' to consent have changed over the years, but there has been little systematic study of the attitudes of anaesthetists and surgeons in this process. We aimed to describe observations m...

    Authors: AAB Jamjoom, S White, SM Walton, JG Hardman and IK Moppett
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:2
  32. Intensive care physicians often must rely on substitute decision makers to address all dimensions of the construct of "best interest" for incapable, critically ill patients. This task involves identifying prio...

    Authors: Mohana Ratnapalan, Andrew B Cooper, Damon C Scales and Ruxandra Pinto
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:1
  33. An important principle underlying the Dutch Euthanasia Act is physicians' responsibility to alleviate patients' suffering. The Dutch Act states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not punishable...

    Authors: Hilde Buiting, Johannes van Delden, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philpsen, Judith Rietjens, Mette Rurup, Donald van Tol, Joseph Gevers, Paul van der Maas and Agnes van der Heide
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:18
  34. HIV prevention research in resource-limited countries is associated with a variety of ethical dilemmas. Key amongst these is the question of what constitutes an appropriate standard of health care (SoC) for pa...

    Authors: Andrew Vallely, Charles Shagi, Shelley Lees, Katherine Shapiro, Joseph Masanja, Lawi Nikolau, Johari Kazimoto, Selephina Soteli, Claire Moffat, John Changalucha, Sheena McCormack and Richard J Hayes
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:17
  35. Assessment of capacity to consent to treatment is an important legal and ethical issue in daily medical practice. In this study we carefully evaluated the capacity to consent to treatment in patients admitted ...

    Authors: Sylfa Fassassi, Yanik Bianchi, Friedrich Stiefel and Gérard Waeber
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:15
  36. The consent process for a genetic study is challenging when the research is conducted in a group stigmatized because of beliefs that the disease is familial. Podoconiosis, also known as 'mossy foot', is an exa...

    Authors: Fasil Tekola, Susan Bull, Bobbie Farsides, Melanie J Newport, Adebowale Adeyemo, Charles N Rotimi and Gail Davey
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:13

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