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  1. Content type: Debate

    Continuous deep sedation at the end of life is a practice that has been the topic of considerable ethical debate, for example surrounding its perceived similarity or dissimilarity with physician-assisted dying...

    Authors: Kasper Raus, Kenneth Chambaere and Sigrid Sterckx

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:36

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  2. Content type: Research article

    While evaluation of ethical aspects in health technology assessment (HTA) has gained much attention during the past years, the integration of ethics in HTA practice still presents many challenges. In response ...

    Authors: Nazila Assasi, Jean-Eric Tarride, Daria O’Reilly and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:34

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  3. Content type: Debate

    The language of “participant-driven research,” “crowdsourcing” and “citizen science” is increasingly being used to encourage the public to become involved in research ventures as both subjects and scientists. ...

    Authors: J. Patrick Woolley, Michelle L. McGowan, Harriet J. A. Teare, Victoria Coathup, Jennifer R. Fishman, Richard A. Settersten Jr., Sigrid Sterckx, Jane Kaye and Eric T. Juengst

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:33

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Moral case deliberation (MCD) as a form of clinical ethics support is usually implemented in health care institutions and educational programs. While there is no previous research on the use of clinical ethics...

    Authors: Wike Seekles, Guy Widdershoven, Paul Robben, Gonny van Dalfsen and Bert Molewijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:31

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We have examined healthcare staff attitudes of toward a blogging cancer patient who publishes critical posts about her treatment and their possible effect on patient-staff relationships and treatment decisions.

    Authors: Niels Lynøe, Sara NattochDag, Magnus Lindskog and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:30

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Research ethics review is a critical aspect of the research governance framework for human subjects research. This usually requires that research protocols be submitted to a research ethics committee (REC) for...

    Authors: Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Nchangwi Syntia Munung and Godfrey B. Tangwa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:27

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ethical concerns associated with HIV prevention and treatment research have been widely explored in South Africa over the past 3 decades. However, HIV cure research is relatively new to the region and sign...

    Authors: Keymanthri Moodley, Theresa Rossouw, Ciara Staunton and Christopher J. Colvin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Drug user networks and community-based organizations advocate for greater, meaningful involvement of people with lived experience of drug use in research, programs and services, and policy initiatives. Communi...

    Authors: Rusty Souleymanov, Dario Kuzmanović, Zack Marshall, Ayden I. Scheim, Mikiki Mikiki, Catherine Worthington and Margaret (Peggy) Millson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:25

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Surveys on attitudes towards assisted dying play an important role in informing public debate, policy and legislation. Unfortunately, surveys are often designed with insufficient attention to framing effects; ...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Magne Supphellen, Per Nortvedt and Lars Johan Materstvedt

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:24

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In research ethics, the most basic question would always be, “which is an ethical issue, which is not?” Interestingly, depending on which ethics guideline we consult, we may have various answers to this questi...

    Authors: Rosemarie D. L. C. Bernabe, Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel and Johannes J. M. van Delden

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:23

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  11. Content type: Debate

    The state of the world is one with scarce medical resources where longevity is not equally distributed. Given such facts, setting priorities in health entails making difficult yet unavoidable decisions about w...

    Authors: Carl Tollef Solberg and Espen Gamlund

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:21

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  12. Content type: Debate

    Since 2006, the genetic testing company 23andMe has collected biological samples, self-reported information, and consent documents for biobanking and research from more than 1,000,000 individuals (90 % partici...

    Authors: Henri-Corto Stoeklé, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Guillaume Vogt and Christian Hervé

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:19

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In the field of health technology assessment (HTA), there are several approaches that can be used for ethical analysis. However, there is a scarcity of literature that critically evaluates and compares the str...

    Authors: Kristin Bakke Lysdahl, Wija Oortwijn, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Pietro Refolo, Dario Sacchini, Kati Mozygemba, Ansgar Gerhardus, Louise Brereton and Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:16

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In many countries health insurers, employers and especially governments are increasingly using pressure and coercion to enhance healthier lifestyles. For example by ever higher taxes on cigarettes and alcoholi...

    Authors: Michiel Wesseling, Lode Wigersma and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:14

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  15. Content type: Debate

    Although the “right not to know” is well established in international regulations, it has been heavily debated. Ubiquitous results from extended exome and genome analysis have challenged the right not to know....

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:13

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:35

  16. Content type: Research article

    Obstetrics and gynaecology always has reputation for being a highly litigious. The field of obstetrics and gynaecology is surrounded by different circumstances that stimulate the doctors to practice defensive ...

    Authors: AbdelAziem A. Ali, Moawia E. Hummeida, Yasir A. M. Elhassan, Wisal O. M.Nabag, Mohammed Ahmed A. Ahmed and Gamal K. Adam

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:12

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  17. Content type: Debate

    The global interest in developing therapies for Ebola infection management and its prevention is laudable. However the plan to conduct an emergency immunization program specifically for healthcare workers usin...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Aminu Yakubu, Bridget Haire and Kristin Peterson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In specific situations it may be necessary to make an exception to the general rule of informed consent for scientific research with an intervention. Earlier reviews only described subsets of arguments for exc...

    Authors: Susanne Rebers, Neil K. Aaronson, Flora E. van Leeuwen and Marjanka K. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:9

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  19. Content type: Debate

    Although values have increasingly received attention in psychiatric literature over the last three decades, their role has been only partially acknowledged in psychiatric classification endeavors. The review p...

    Authors: Arthur Maciel Nunes Gonçalves, Clarissa de Rosalmeida Dantas and Claudio E. M. Banzato

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Ethically challenging critical events and decisions are common in nursing homes. This paper presents nursing home doctors’ descriptions of how they include the patient and next of kin in end-of-life decisions.

    Authors: Maria Romøren, Reidar Pedersen and Reidun Førde

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:5

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Depressive disorders are a common form of psychiatric illness and cause significant disability. Regulation authorities, the medical profession and the public require high safety standards for antidepressants t...

    Authors: Melvyn W. Zhang, Keith M. Harris and Roger C. Ho

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:4

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Informed consent is a key element of ethical clinical research. Addicted population may be at risk for impaired consent capacity. However, very little research has focused on their comprehension of consent for...

    Authors: Inés Morán-Sánchez, Aurelio Luna, Maria Sánchez-Muñoz, Beatriz Aguilera-Alcaraz and Maria D. Pérez-Cárceles

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:3

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  23. Content type: Debate

    Current guidelines do not clearly outline when assent should be attained from paediatric research participants, nor do they detail the necessary elements of the assent process. This stems from the fact that th...

    Authors: Amanda Sibley, Andrew J. Pollard, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Mark Sheehan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:2

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Catalan Institute of Health (CIH) is the largest health services public provider in Catalonia. “CIH Code of Ethics Virtual Forum” (CEVF), was created within the Intranet of the CIH to facilitate participat...

    Authors: Eva Peguero, Anna Berenguera, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Begoña Roman, Carmen M. Prieto and Núria Terribas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:90

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Street-connected children and youth (SCCY) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have multiple vulnerabilities in relation to participation in research. These require additional considerations that are re...

    Authors: L. Embleton, M. A. Ott, J. Wachira, V. Naanyu, A. Kamanda, D. Makori, D. Ayuku and P. Braitstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:89

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Genealogical research and ancestry testing are popular recreational activities but little is known about the impact of the use of these services on clients’ biological and social families. Ancestry databases a...

    Authors: Susan E. Wallace, Elli G. Gourna, Viktoriya Nikolova and Nuala A. Sheehan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:87

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  27. Content type: Debate

    In December 2014, China announced that only voluntarily donated organs from citizens would be used for transplantation after January 1, 2015. Many medical professionals worldwide believe that China has stopped...

    Authors: Kirk C. Allison, Arthur Caplan, Michael E. Shapiro, Charl Els, Norbert W. Paul and Huige Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:85

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Informed consent as stipulated in regulatory human research guidelines requires that a volunteer is well-informed about what will happen to them in a trial. However researchers are faced with a challenge of ho...

    Authors: Agnes Ssali, Fiona Poland and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:86

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The increasing emphasis on research, development and innovation for health in providing solutions to the high burden of diseases in the African Region has warranted a proliferation of studies including clinica...

    Authors: Marion Motari, Martin Okechukwu Ota and Joses Muthuri Kirigia

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:82

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  30. Content type: Debate

    This paper discusses the contentious issue of reuse of stored biological samples and data obtained from research participants in past clinical research to answer future ethical and scientifically valid researc...

    Authors: Randy G. Mungwira, Wongani Nyangulu, James Misiri, Steven Iphani, Ruby Ng’ong’ola, Chawanangwa M. Chirambo, Francis Masiye and Joseph Mfutso-Bengo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:83

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The pharmaceutical market in Bangladesh is highly concentrated (top ten control around 70 % of the market). Due to high competition aggressive marketing strategies are adopted for greater market share, which s...

    Authors: Mahrukh Mohiuddin, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Mofijul Islam Shuvro, Nahitun Nahar and Syed Masud Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:80

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  32. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life decisions remain a hotly debated issue in many European countries and the acceptance in the general population can act as an important anchor point in these discussions. Previous studies on determi...

    Authors: Erwin Stolz, Franziska Großschädl, Hannes Mayerl, Éva Rásky and Wolfgang Freidl

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:81

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  33. Content type: Correspondence

    The integrity of biomedical research depends heavily on the quality of research data collected. In turn, data quality depends on processes of data collection, a task undertaken by frontline research staff in m...

    Authors: Francis Kombe

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:77

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