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  1. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of the Human Immunodeficiency –Virus (HIV) is a serious public health problem, contributing up to 90% of childhood HIV infections. In Tanzania, the prevention-of-mother-to-c...

    Authors: Tausi S. Haruna, Evelyne Assenga and Judith Shayo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:92

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Randomized controlled trial (RCT) trial designs exist on an explanatory-pragmatic spectrum, depending on the degree to which a study aims to address a question of efficacy or effectiveness. As conceptualized b...

    Authors: Stuart G. Nicholls, Kelly Carroll, Jamie Brehaut, Charles Weijer, Spencer Phillips Hey, Cory E. Goldstein, Merrick Zwarenstein, Ian D. Graham, Joanne E. McKenzie, Lauralyn McIntyre, Vipul Jairath, Marion K. Campbell, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Dean A. Fergusson and Monica Taljaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:90

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. A challenge of performing research in the paediatric emergency and acute care setting is obtaining valid prospective informed consent from parents. The ethical issues are complex, and it is important to consid...

    Authors: Jeremy Furyk, Kris McBain-Rigg, Bronia Renison, Kerrianne Watt, Richard Franklin, Theophilus I. Emeto, Robin A. Ray, Franz E. Babl and Stuart Dalziel

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:89

    Content type: Research article

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  4. To support healthcare professionals in dealing with ethically difficult situations, Clinical Ethics Support (CES) services like Moral Case Deliberation (MCD) are increasingly implemented. To assess the impact ...

    Authors: Janine C. de Snoo-Trimp, Bert Molewijk and Henrica C. W. de Vet

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Rapid Ethical Assessment (REA) is an approach used to design context tailored consent process for voluntary participation of participants in research including human subjects. There is, however, limited eviden...

    Authors: Alem Gebremariam, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Selamawit Hirpa, Abigiya Wondimagegnehu, Mirgissa Kaba, Mathewos Assefa, Israel Mitiku, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Ahmedin Jemal and Adamu Addissie

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Research funders, regulatory agencies, and journals are increasingly expecting that individual-level data from health research will be shared. Broad consent to such sharing is considered appropriate, feasible ...

    Authors: Phaik Yeong Cheah, Nattapat Jatupornpimol, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Napat Khirikoekkong, Podjanee Jittamala, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Nicholas P. J. Day, Michael Parker and Susan Bull

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:86

    Content type: Research article

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  7. An important and supposedly impactful form of clinical ethics support is moral case deliberation (MCD). Empirical evidence, however, is limited with regard to its actual impact. With this literature review, we...

    Authors: Maaike M. Haan, Jelle L. P. van Gurp, Simone M. Naber and A. Stef Groenewoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:85

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The U.S. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have a new research priority: inclusion of terminally ill persons living with HIV (PL...

    Authors: Karine Dubé, Sara Gianella, Susan Concha-Garcia, Susan J Little, Andy Kaytes, Jeff Taylor, Kushagra Mathur, Sogol Javadi, Anshula Nathan, Hursch Patel, Stuart Luter, Sean Philpott-Jones, Brandon Brown and Davey Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:83

    Content type: Debate

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  9. The use of Next Generation Sequencing such as Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is a promising step towards a better understanding and treatment of neurological diseases. WGS can result into unexpected information...

    Authors: Thierry Hurlimann, Iris Jaitovich Groisman and Béatrice Godard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:81

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Norway’s liberal abortion law allows for abortion on social indications, yet access to screening for fetal abnormalities is restricted. Norwegian regulation of, and public discourse about prenatal screening an...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Berge Solberg, Magne Supphellen and Guttorm Haugen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:80

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The use of lengthy, detailed, and complex informed consent forms (ICFs) is of paramount concern in biomedical research as it may not truly promote the rights and interests of research participants. The extent ...

    Authors: Juntra Karbwang, Nut Koonrungsesomboon, Cristina E. Torres, Edlyn B. Jimenez, Gurpreet Kaur, Roli Mathur, Eti N. Sholikhah, Chandanie Wanigatunge, Chih-Shung Wong, Kwanchanok Yimtae, Murnilina Abdul Malek, Liyana Ahamad Fouzi, Aisyah Ali, Beng Z. Chan, Madawa Chandratilake, Shoen C. Chiew…

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:79

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This paper examines the ethical aspects of organ transplant surgery in which a donor heart is transplanted from a first recipient, following determination of death by neurologic criteria, to a second recipient...

    Authors: Eisuke Nakazawa, Shoichi Maeda, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Aru Akabayashi, Yuzaburo Uetake, Margie H. Shaw, Richard A. Demme and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In most socialised health systems there are formal processes that manage resource scarcity and determine the allocation of funds to health services in accordance with their priority. In this analysis, part of ...

    Authors: Siun Gallagher, Miles Little and Claire Hooker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  14. On elective students may not always be clear about safeguarding themselves and others. It is important that placements are safe, and ethically grounded. A concern for medical schools is equipping their student...

    Authors: Connie Wiskin, Jonathan Dowell and Catherine Hale

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:74

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Healthcare policy and academic literature have promoted improving the transitional care of young people leaving child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Despite the availability of guidance on good...

    Authors: Moli Paul, Lesley O’Hara, Priya Tah, Cathy Street, Athanasios Maras, Diane Purper Ouakil, Paramala Santosh, Giulia Signorini, Swaran Preet Singh, Helena Tuomainen and Fiona McNicholas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:73

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This paper responds to the commentaries from Stacy Carter and Alan Cribb. We pick up on two main themes in our response. First, we reflect on how the process of setting standards for empirical bioethics resear...

    Authors: Michael Dunn, Jonathan Ives, Bert Molewijk and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

  17. This article provides a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research by Ives and colleagues (in this Issue). There is much to admire in the paper, and in the demanding consensus-building pr...

    Authors: Stacy M. Carter

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  18. Cell line immortalisation is a growing component of African genomics research and biobanking. However, little is known about the factors influencing consent to cell line creation and immortalisation in African...

    Authors: Megan M. Campbell, Jantina de Vries, Sibonile G. Mqulwana, Michael M. Mndini, Odwa A. Ntola, Deborah Jonker, Megan Malan, Adele Pretorius, Zukiswa Zingela, Stephanus Van Wyk, Dan J. Stein and Ezra Susser

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:72

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This commentary welcomes the work of Ives et al. on Standards of practice in Empirical Bioethics, and especially the dialogical spirit in which the standards have been constructed and offered. It also raises s...

    Authors: Alan Cribb

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  20. This paper reports the process and outcome of a consensus finding project, which began with a meeting at the Brocher Foundation in May 2015. The project sought to generate and reach consensus on standards of p...

    Authors: Jonathan Ives, Michael Dunn, Bert Molewijk, Jan Schildmann, Kristine Bærøe, Lucy Frith, Richard Huxtable, Elleke Landeweer, Marcel Mertz, Veerle Provoost, Annette Rid, Sabine Salloch, Mark Sheehan, Daniel Strech, Martine de Vries and Guy Widdershoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:68

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:67

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:69

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:66

  21. Task shifting is increasingly used to address human resource shortages impacting HIV service delivery in low- and middle-income countries. By shifting basic tasks from higher- to lower-trained cadres, such as ...

    Authors: Hayley Mundeva, Jeremy Snyder, David Paul Ngilangwa and Angela Kaida

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:71

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In todays’ super-diverse societies, communication and interaction in clinical encounters are increasingly shaped by linguistic, cultural, social and ethnic complexities. It is crucial to better understand the ...

    Authors: Kristina Würth, Wolf Langewitz, Stella Reiter-Theil and Sylvie Schuster

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:70

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The reliability of clinical practice guidelines has been disputed because guideline panel members are often burdened with financial conflicts of interest (COI). Current recommendations for COI regulation advis...

    Authors: Hendrik Napierala, Luise Schäfer, Gisela Schott, Niklas Schurig and Thomas Lempert

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Health checks or health screenings identify (risk factors for) disease in people without a specific medical indication. So far, the perspective of (potential) health check users has remained underexposed in di...

    Authors: Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher and Maartje H. N. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:64

    Content type: Research article

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  25. DNR decisions are frequently made in oncology and hematology care and physicians and nurses may face related ethical dilemmas. Ethics is considered a basic competence in health care and can be understood as a ...

    Authors: Mona Pettersson, Mariann Hedström and Anna T. Höglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:63

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The aim of this article is to give more insight into what ethical challenges clinicians in mental healthcare experience and discuss with a Clinical Ethics Committee in psychiatry in the Region of Southern Denm...

    Authors: H. Bruun, S. G. Lystbaek, E. Stenager, L. Huniche and R. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:62

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Debate

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

  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  29. The lack of primary healthcare integration has been identified as one of the main limits to programs’ efficacy in low- and middle-income countries. This is especially relevant to the Millennium Development Goa...

    Authors: Thomas Druetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):48

    Content type: Debate

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

  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  32. Researchers studying health systems in low-income countries face a myriad of ethical challenges throughout the entire research process. In this article, we discuss one of the greatest ethical challenges that w...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay and Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):45

    Content type: Research

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

  33. 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

    Content type: Debate

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

  34. Since the mid-1980s, there has been a gradual ethical drift in the provision of maternal care in African health facilities in general, and in Cameroon in particular, despite government efforts. In fact, in Cam...

    Authors: Ibrahim Bienvenu Mouliom Moungbakou

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):43

    Content type: Research

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

  35. 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

    Content type: Debate

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

  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Debate

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