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  1. To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding organ donation in a selected adult population in Pakistan.

    Authors: Taimur Saleem, Sidra Ishaque, Nida Habib, Syedda Saadia Hussain, Areeba Jawed, Aamir Ali Khan, Muhammad Imran Ahmad, Mian Omer Iftikhar, Hamza Pervez Mughal and Imtiaz Jehan
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:5
  2. The Italian Twin Registry (ITR) has been carrying out several genetic-epidemiological studies. Collection and storage of biological material from study participants has recently increased in the light of bioba...

    Authors: Virgilia Toccaceli, Corrado Fagnani, Lorenza Nisticò, Cristina D'Ippolito, Lorenzo Giannantonio, Sonia Brescianini and Maria Antonietta Stazi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2009 10:4
  3. Genetic disorders due to kindred marriages are common medical conditions in Iran; however, the legal aspects of abortion remain controversial. This study was undertaken to determine physicians' opinions regarding...

    Authors: Mehran Karimi, Mohammadmehdi Bonyadi, Mohhamad reza Galehdari and Soheila Zareifar
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:19
  4. The role of consent for research use of health information is contentious. Most discussion has focused on when project-specific consent may be waived but, recently, a broader range of consent options has been ...

    Authors: Donald J Willison, Marilyn Swinton, Lisa Schwartz, Julia Abelson, Cathy Charles, David Northrup, Ji Cheng and Lehana Thabane
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:18
  5. The amount of research utilizing health information has increased dramatically over the last ten years. Many institutions have extensive biobank holdings collected over a number of years for clinical and teach...

    Authors: Elaine Gibson, Kevin Brazil, Michael D Coughlin, Claudia Emerson, Francois Fournier, Lisa Schwartz, Karen V Szala-Meneok, Karen M Weisbaum and Donald J Willison
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:17
  6. The principles of informed consent, confidentiality and privacy are often neglected during patient care in developing countries. We assessed the degree to which doctors in Lahore adhere to these principles dur...

    Authors: Ayesha Humayun, Noor Fatima, Shahid Naqqash, Salwa Hussain, Almas Rasheed, Huma Imtiaz and Sardar Zakariya Imam
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:14
  7. Errors have been the concern of providers and consumers of health care services. However, consumers' perception of medical errors in developing countries is rarely explored. The aim of this study is to assess ...

    Authors: Ahmed S Al-Mandhari, Mohammed A Al-Shafaee, Mohammed H Al-Azri, Ibrahim S Al-Zakwani, Mushtaq Khan, Ahmed M Al-Waily and Syed Rizvi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:13
  8. The individual informed consent model remains critical to the ethical conduct and regulation of research involving human beings. Parental informed consent process in a rural setting of northern Ghana was studi...

    Authors: Abraham R Oduro, Raymond A Aborigo, Dickson Amugsi, Francis Anto, Thomas Anyorigiya, Frank Atuguba, Abraham Hodgson and Kwadwo A Koram
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:12
  9. In this article, we use the principlist approach to identify, analyse and attempt to solve the ethical problem raised by a pregnant woman's request for cesarean delivery in absence of medical indications.

    Authors: Tore Nilstun, Marwan Habiba, Göran Lingman, Rodolfo Saracci, Monica Da Frè and Marina Cuttini
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:11
  10. Approval of the research proposal by an ethical review committee from both sponsoring and host countries is a generally agreed requirement in externally sponsored research.

    Authors: Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewage, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Joanna Murray and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:10
  11. In emergency research, obtaining informed consent can be problematic. Research to develop and improve treatments for patients admitted to hospital with life-threatening and debilitating conditions is much need...

    Authors: Jan Lecouturier, Helen Rodgers, Gary A Ford, Tim Rapley, Lynne Stobbart, Stephen J Louw and Madeleine J Murtagh
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:9
  12. The organ donor shortfall in the UK has prompted calls to introduce legislation to allow for presumed consent: if there is no explicit objection to donation of an organ, consent should be presumed. The current...

    Authors: Barbara K Pierscionek
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:8
  13. Contradictory evidence exists about the emotional burden of participating in qualitative research for palliative care patients and carers and this raises questions about whether this type of research is ethica...

    Authors: Marjolein Gysels, Cathy Shipman and Irene J Higginson
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:7
  14. Countries are increasingly devoting significant resources to creating or strengthening research ethics committees, but there has been insufficient attention to assessing whether these committees are actually i...

    Authors: Carl H Coleman and Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:6
  15. This article presents results from a qualitative empirical investigation of how Danish oncology physicians and Danish molecular biologists experience the principle of respect for autonomy in their daily work.

    Authors: Mette Ebbesen and Birthe D Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:5
  16. Research ethicists have recently declared a new ethical imperative: that researchers should communicate the results of research to participants. For some analysts, the obligation is restricted to the communica...

    Authors: Fiona A Miller, Mita Giacomini, Catherine Ahern, Jason S Robert and Sonya de Laat
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:4
  17. International guidelines on research have focused on protecting research participants. Ethical Research Committee (ERC) approval and informed consent are the cornerstones. Externally sponsored research require...

    Authors: Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewege, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Joanna Murray and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:3
  18. Few comparative studies of clinical ethics consultation practices have been reported. The objective of this study was to explore how American and Japanese experts analyze an Alzheimer's case regarding ethics c...

    Authors: Noriko Nagao, Mark P Aulisio, Yoshio Nukaga, Misao Fujita, Shinji Kosugi, Stuart Youngner and Akira Akabayashi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:2
  19. Health research is increasingly being conducted on a global scale, particularly in the developing world to address leading causes of morbidity and mortality. While research interest has increased, building sci...

    Authors: Ross EG Upshur, James V Lavery and Paulina O Tindana
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:11
  20. Medical research must involve the participation of human subjects. Knowledge of patients' perspectives and concerns with their involvement in research would enhance recruitment efforts, improve the informed co...

    Authors: Susan S Khalil, Henry J Silverman, May Raafat, Samer El-Kamary and Maged El-Setouhy
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:9
  21. Ethics committees and their system of research protocol peer-review are currently used worldwide. To ensure an international standard for research ethics and safety, however, data is needed on the quality and ...

    Authors: Akira Akabayashi, Brian T Slingsby, Noriko Nagao, Ichiro Kai and Hajime Sato
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:8
  22. Evidence concerning how Japanese physicians think and behave in specific clinical situations that involve withholding or withdrawal of medical interventions for end-of-life or frail elderly patients is yet ins...

    Authors: Seiji Bito and Atsushi Asai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:7
  23. Time and communication are important aspects of the medical consultation. Physician behavior in real-life pediatric consultations in relation to ethical practice, such as informed consent (provision of informa...

    Authors: Mats G Hansson, Ulrik Kihlbom, Torsten Tuvemo, Leif A Olsen and Alina Rodriguez
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:6
  24. South Africa is likely to be the first country in the world to host an adolescent HIV vaccine trial. Adolescents may be enrolled in late 2007. In the development and review of adolescent HIV vaccine trial prot...

    Authors: Catherine Slack, Ann Strode, Theodore Fleischer, Glenda Gray and Chitra Ranchod
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:5
  25. Current anti-doping in competitive sports is advocated for reasons of fair-play and concern for the athlete's health. With the inception of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), anti-doping effort has been cons...

    Authors: Bengt Kayser, Alexandre Mauron and Andy Miah
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:2
  26. Requirements for organ donation after cardiac or imminent death have been introduced to address the transplantable organs shortage in the United States. Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) increasingly use ...

    Authors: Sandra Woien, Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde and Joan McGregor
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:14
  27. Japanese people have become increasingly interested in the expression and enhancement of their individual autonomy in medical decisions made regarding medical treatment at and toward the end of life. However, ...

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hiromi Shiraishi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:11
  28. There has been debate on whether a global or unified field of bioethics exists. If bioethics is a unified global field, or at the very least a closely shared way of thinking, then we should expect bioethicists...

    Authors: Søren Holm and Bryn Williams-Jones
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:10
  29. Regionalised models of health care delivery have important implications for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses yet the ethical issues surrounding disability and regionalisation have not yet been ex...

    Authors: Barbara Secker, Maya J Goldenberg, Barbara E Gibson, Frank Wagner, Bob Parke, Jonathan Breslin, Alison Thompson, Jonathan R Lear and Peter A Singer
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:9
  30. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices among healthcare professionals in Barbados in relation to healthcare ethics and law in an attempt to assist in guiding their professiona...

    Authors: Seetharaman Hariharan, Ramesh Jonnalagadda, Errol Walrond and Harley Moseley
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:7
  31. In earlier work, we found important selection biases when we tried to obtain consent for participation in a national stroke registry. Recognizing that not all registries will be exempt from requiring consent f...

    Authors: Donald J Willison, Moira K Kapral, Pierrot Peladeau, Janice A Richards, Jiming Fang and Frank L Silver
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:6
  32. As a number of commentators have noted, SARS exposed the vulnerabilities of our health care systems and governance structures. Health care professionals (HCPs) and hospital systems that bore the brunt of the S...

    Authors: Carly Ruderman, C Shawn Tracy, Cécile M Bensimon, Mark Bernstein, Laura Hawryluck, Randi Zlotnik Shaul and Ross EG Upshur
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:5
  33. The work of Research Ethics Boards (REBs), especially when involving genetics research and biobanks, has become more challenging with the growth of biotechnology and biomedical research. Some REBs have even re...

    Authors: Christiane Auray-Blais and Johane Patenaude
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:4
  34. Studying the contribution of individual countries to leading journals in a specific discipline can highlight which countries have the most impact on that discipline and whether a geographic bias exists. This a...

    Authors: Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans and Kris Dierickx
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:1

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