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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Clinical trials throughout the world must be evaluated by research ethics committees. No one has yet attempted to clearly quantify at the national level the activity of ethics committees and describe the chara...

    Authors: Evelyne Decullier, Véronique Lhéritier and François Chapuis
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:9
  12. The legal risks associated with health research involving human subjects have been highlighted recently by a number of lawsuits launched against those involved in conducting and evaluating the research. Some o...

    Authors: Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Shelley Birenbaum and Megan Evans
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:4
  13. The recent proliferation of health care report cards, especially in cardiac care, has occurred in the absence of an ethical framework to guide in their development and implementation. An ethical framework is a...

    Authors: Shawn A Richard, Shail Rawal and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:3
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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

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