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  1. Content type: Debate

    Despite recent developments aimed at creating international guidelines for ethical global health research, critical disconnections remain between how global health research is conducted in the field and the in...

    Authors: Nicole A. D’souza, Jaswant Guzder, Frederick Hickling and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):50

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  2. Content type: Research

    Global health conceives the notion of partnership between North and South as central to the foundations of this academic field. Indeed, global health aspires to an equal positioning of Northern and Southern ac...

    Authors: Lara Gautier, Isidore Sieleunou and Albino Kalolo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):49

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  3. Content type: Research

    Regardless of national contexts, the institutions responsible for research ethics, founded on international regulations, are all expected to be structured and to operate in a common way. Our experience with se...

    Authors: N’koué Emmanuel Sambiéni

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):47

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  4. Content type: Research

    The world is urbanizing rapidly; more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, leading to significant transition in lifestyles and social behaviours globally. While offering many advantages, ...

    Authors: Sohana Shafique, Dipika S. Bhattacharyya, Iqbal Anwar and Alayne Adams

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):46

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  5. Content type: Debate

    Community involvement in research has been advocated by researchers, communities, regulatory agencies, and funders with the aim of reinforcing subjects’ protection and improving research efficiency. Community ...

    Authors: Federica Fregonese

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):44

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  6. Content type: Debate

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in Bangladesh through the arrangement of a demonstration project in Gazipur district in 2016, targeting grade five female students and non-school going girls ...

    Authors: Marium Salwa and Tarek Abdullah Al-Munim

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):39

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) as investigational intervention for symptomatic relief from Alzheimer disease (AD) has generated big expectations. Our aim is to discuss the ethical justification of this research ...

    Authors: Merlin Bittlinger and Sabine Müller

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:41

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Since 2010, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology has required the reporting of five items concerning ethical approval in articles describing human research: ethics committee’s name and address, chairperson’...

    Authors: Davide Zoccatelli, Martin R. Tramèr and Nadia Elia

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:57

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Commercial genetic testing offered over the internet, known as direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC GT), currently is under ethical attack. A common critique aims at the limited validation of the tests as w...

    Authors: Manuel Schaper and Silke Schicktanz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Professionals within the mental health services face many ethical dilemmas and challenging situations regarding the use of coercion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of participating ...

    Authors: Marit Helene Hem, Bert Molewijk, Elisabeth Gjerberg, Lillian Lillemoen and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:54

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  11. Content type: Debate

    Health care organization is entering a new age. Focus is increasingly shifting from individual health care institutions to interorganizational collaboration and health care networks. Much hope is set on such n...

    Authors: Kasper Raus, Eric Mortier and Kristof Eeckloo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:52

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The ethics of hastened death are complex. Studies on physicians’ opinions about assisted dying (euthanasia or assisted suicide) exist, but changes in physicians’ attitudes towards hastened death in clinical de...

    Authors: Reetta P. Piili, Riina Metsänoja, Heikki Hinkka, Pirkko-Liisa I. Kellokumpu-Lehtinen and Juho T. Lehto

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Surgical Informed Consent (SIC) has long been recognized as an important component of modern medicine. The ultimate goals of SIC are to improve clients’ understanding of the intended procedure, increase client...

    Authors: Million Teshome, Zenebe Wolde, Abel Gedefaw, Mequanent Tariku and Anteneh Asefa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:38

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Mozambique has seen remarkable growth in biomedical research over the last decade. To meet a growing need, the National Committee for Bioethics in Health of Mozambique (CNBS) encouraged the development of ethi...

    Authors: Jahit Sacarlal, Vasco Muchanga, Carlos Mabutana, Matilde Mabui, Arlete Mariamo, Assa Júlio Cuamba, Leida Artur Fumo, Jacinta Silveira, Elizabeth Heitman and Troy D. Moon

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ethical research conduct is a cornerstone of research practice particularly when research participants include vulnerable populations. This study mapped the extent of reporting ethical research practices in studi...

    Authors: Jihad Makhoul, Rana F. Chehab, Zahraa Shaito and Abla M. Sibai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Hospital Ethical Climate Survey (HECS) was developed in the USA and later shortened (HECS-S). HECS has previously been translated into Swedish and the aim of this study was to describe a process of transla...

    Authors: Pernilla Pergert, Cecilia Bartholdson, Marika Wenemark, Kim Lützén and Margareta af Sandeberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Many of the elderly in nursing homes are very ill and have a reduced quality of life. Life expectancy is often hard to predict. Decisions about life-prolonging treatment should be based on a professional asses...

    Authors: Kristin Klomstad, Reidar Pedersen, Reidun Førde and Maria Romøren

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:34

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We analyzed the patients’ perception of prenatal diagnosis of fetal cardiac pathology, and the reasons for choosing to continue with pregnancy despite being eligible to receive a medical termination of pregnan...

    Authors: Georges Abi Tayeh, Jean-Marie Jouannic, Fersan Mansour, Assaad Kesrouani and Elie Attieh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Freedom of conscience is a core element of human rights respected by most European countries. It allows abortion through the inclusion of a conscience clause, which permits opting out of providing such service...

    Authors: Valerie Fleming, Lucy Frith, Ans Luyben and Beate Ramsayer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:31

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  20. Content type: Research article

    With the growing amount of clinical research, regulations and research ethics are becoming more stringent. This trend introduces a need for quality assurance measures for ensuring adherence to research ethics ...

    Authors: Sinyoung Park, Chung Mo Nam, Sejung Park, Yang Hee Noh, Cho Rong Ahn, Wan Sun Yu, Bo Kyung Kim, Seung Min Kim, Jin Seok Kim and Sun Young Rha

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:30

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a technology which provides information about fetal genetic characteristics (including sex) very early in pregnancy by examining fetal DNA obtained from a sample of mate...

    Authors: Meredith Vanstone, Alexandra Cernat, Jeff Nisker and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The main causes of suicide and how suicide could and should be prevented are ongoing controversies in the scientific literature as well as in public media. In the bill on public health from 2008 (Prop 2007/08:...

    Authors: Petter Karlsson, Gert Helgesson, David Titelman, Manne Sjöstrand and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:26

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In October 2013, the Declaration of Helsinki was revised a seventh time in its 50 year history. While it is the most widely accepted set of ethical principles for the protection of patients participating in me...

    Authors: Antonia-Sophie Skierka and Karin B. Michels

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:24

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We investigated whether, in the emergency department (ED), educational video-assisted informed consent is superior to the conventional consent process, to inform trauma patients undergoing surgery about the pr...

    Authors: Yen-Ko Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Wei-Che Lee, Yuan-Chia Cheng, Tsung-Ying Lin, Chia-Ju Lin, Leiyu Shi, Yin-Chun Tien and Liang-Chi Kuo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:23

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  25. Content type: Debate

    This article proposes a retrospective analysis of a compassionate use (CU), using a case study of request for Avelumab for a patient suffering from Merkel Cell Carcinoma. The study is the result of a discussio...

    Authors: Ludovica De Panfilis, Roberto Satolli and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:22

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Increasing attention and efforts are being put towards engaging patients in health research, and some have even argued that patient engagement in research (PER) is an ethical imperative. Yet there is relativel...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Geneviève Rouleau and Stanislav Birko

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:21

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing interest in aggregating more biomedical and patient data into large health data sets for research and public benefits. However, collecting and processing patient data raises new ethical issu...

    Authors: Corine Mouton Dorey, Holger Baumann and Nikola Biller-Andorno

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:20

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  28. Content type: Debate

    The use of placebos in randomised controlled trials is a subject of considerable ethical debate. In this paper we present a set of considerations to evaluate the ethics of placebo controlled trials that includ...

    Authors: Phaik Yeong Cheah, Norbert Steinkamp, Lorenz von Seidlein and Ric N. Price

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:19

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbe...

    Authors: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Leopold Curfs, Ilora Finlay and Sheila Hollins

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:17

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  30. Content type: Debate

    With a large number of forcibly displaced people seeking safety, the EU is facing a challenge in maintaining solidarity. Europe has seen millions of asylum seekers crossing European borders, the largest number...

    Authors: Dorien T. Beeres, Darren Cornish, Machiel Vonk, Sofanne J. Ravensbergen, Els L. M. Maeckelberghe, Pieter Boele Van Hensbroek and Ymkje Stienstra

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:16

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The article defines a comprehensive concept of cognitive objectivity (CCCO) applied to embodied subjects in health care. The aims of this study were: (1) to specify some necessary conditions for the definition...

    Authors: Hans Magnus Solli and António Barbosa da Silva

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:15

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Pragmatic randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in real-world clinical conditions. However, these studies raise ethical issues for researchers and regu...

    Authors: Cory E. Goldstein, Charles Weijer, Jamie C. Brehaut, Dean A. Fergusson, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Austin R. Horn and Monica Taljaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:14

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Genomic biobanking research is undergoing exponential growth in Africa raising a host of legal, ethical and social issues. Given the scientific complexity associated with genomics, there is a growing recogniti...

    Authors: Ciara Staunton, Paulina Tindana, Melany Hendricks and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:13

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  34. Content type: Debate

    Destination therapy (DT) is the permanent implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in patients with end-stage, severe heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplantation. DT improves both...

    Authors: Atsushi Asai, Sakiko Masaki, Taketoshi Okita, Aya Enzo and Yasuhiro Kadooka

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:12

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Digital communication between a patient and their clinician offers the potential for improved patient care, particularly for young people with long term conditions who are at risk of service disengagement. How...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Anne-Marie Slowther, Patrick Elder, Carol Bryce, Kathryn Hamilton, Caroline Huxley, Vera Forjaz, Jackie Sturt and Frances Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:11

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Patients in a vegetative state/ unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (VS/UWS) pose ethical dilemmas to those involved. Many conflicts occur between professionals and families of these patients. In the Netherlands...

    Authors: Conny A. M. F. H. Span-Sluyter, Jan C. M. Lavrijsen, Evert van Leeuwen and Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:10

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Compensation for research related injuries is a subject that is increasingly gaining traction in developing countries which are burgeoning destinations of multi center research. However, the existence of dispa...

    Authors: George Rugare Chingarande and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:8

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The allocation of any scarce health care resource, especially a lifesaving resource, can create profound ethical and legal challenges. Liver transplant allocation currently is based upon urgency, a sickest-fir...

    Authors: Christine Englschalk, Daniela Eser, Ralf J. Jox, Alexander Gerbes, Lorenz Frey, Derek A. Dubay, Martin Angele, Manfred Stangl, Bruno Meiser, Jens Werner and Markus Guba

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:7

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