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  1. Content type: Research article

    This article is part of a study to gain insight into the decision-making process by looking at the views of the relatives of potential brain dead donors. Alongside a literature review, focus interviews were he...

    Authors: Jack de Groot, Maria van Hoek, Cornelia Hoedemaekers, Andries Hoitsma, Wim Smeets, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen and Evert van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:64

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate information and consent has been one of the most intensely discussed topics within the context of biobank research. In parallel to the normative debate, many socio-empirical studies have been condu...

    Authors: Flavio D’Abramo, Jan Schildmann and Jochen Vollmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:60

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  3. Content type: Debate

    Global collaboration in genomic research is increasingly both a scientific reality and an ethical imperative. This past decade has witnessed the emergence of six new, interconnected areas of ethical consensus ...

    Authors: Bartha Maria Knoppers and Ruth Chadwick

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:58

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the factors related to approval after review by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), the structure equation model was used to analyze the latent variables ‘investigators’, ‘vulnerability’ and ‘r...

    Authors: Dong-Sheng Tzeng, Yi-Chang Wu and Jane-Yi Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:57

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The recent Canadian lawsuit on patent infringement, filed by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), has engendered a significant public debate on whether patenting genes should be legal in Canada. ...

    Authors: Li Du, Kalina Kamenova and Timothy Caulfield

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:55

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Concurrent with efforts to establish national and regional biorepositories in Africa is widespread endorsement of ethics committees as stewards of the interests of individual donors and their communities. To d...

    Authors: Francis Barchi, Keikantse Matlhagela, Nicola Jones, Poloko M. Kebaabetswe and Jon F. Merz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:54

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  7. Content type: Debate

    The public and healthcare workers have a high expectation of animal research which they perceive as necessary to predict the safety and efficacy of drugs before testing in clinical trials. However, the expecta...

    Authors: Susan Bridgwood Green

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:53

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In terms of ethical decision making, every clinical case, when seen as an ethical problem, may be analyzed by means of four topics: medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, contextual feature...

    Authors: Mehmet İlgüy, Dilhan İlgüy and İnci Oktay

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:52

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Expectations of receiving personal health information as a fringe benefit of biospecimen donation—termed diagnostic misconception—are increasingly documented. We developed an instrument measuring conflation of...

    Authors: Sarah Knerr and Rachel M. Ceballos

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:49

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  10. Content type: Technical advance

    The boundaries between health-related research and practice have become blurred as initiatives traditionally considered to be practice (e.g., quality improvement, program evaluation) increasingly use the same ...

    Authors: Nancy K. Ondrusek, Donald J. Willison, Vinita Haroun, Jennifer A. H. Bell and Catherine C. Bornbaum

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:47

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  11. Content type: Debate

    Community engagement within biomedical research is broadly defined as a collaborative relationship between a research team and a group of individuals targeted for research. A Community Advisory Board (CAB) is ...

    Authors: Megan M. Campbell, Ezra Susser, Jantina de Vries, Adam Baldinger, Goodman Sibeko, Michael M. Mndini, Sibonile G. Mqulwana, Odwa A. Ntola, Raj S. Ramesar and Dan J. Stein

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Overtreatment (or unnecessary treatment) is when medical or dental services are provided with a higher volume or cost than is appropriate. This study aimed to investigate how a group of dentists in Switzerland...

    Authors: Ali Kazemian, Isabelle Berg, Christina Finkel, Shahram Yazdani, Hans-Florian Zeilhofer, Philipp Juergens and Stella Reiter-Theil

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:43

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Obtaining informed consent for participation in genomic research in low-income settings presents specific ethical issues requiring attention. These include the challenges that arise when providing information ...

    Authors: Karim Traore, Susan Bull, Alassane Niare, Salimata Konate, Mahamadou A. Thera, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Michael Parker and Ogobara K. Doumbo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:42

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Some people with progressive neurological diseases find they need additional support with eating and drinking at mealtimes, and may require artificial nutrition and hydration. Decisions concerning artificial n...

    Authors: Gemma Clarke, Sarah Galbraith, Jeremy Woodward, Anthony Holland and Stephen Barclay

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:41

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  15. Content type: Research article

    All hospital trusts in Norway have clinical ethics committees (CEC). Some of them invite next of kin/patients to be present during the discussion of their case. This study looks closer at how parents of seriou...

    Authors: Reidun Førde and Trude Linja

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:40

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Community consultation is increasingly recommended, and in some cases, required by ethical review boards for research that involves higher levels of ethical risk such as international research and research wit...

    Authors: Leslie Shanks, Claudio Moroni, Isabel Cristina Rivera, Debbie Price, Sifa Banzira Clementine and Giovanni Pintaldi

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:38

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Involuntary treatment is a key issue in healthcare ethics. In this study, ethical issues relating to involuntary psychiatric treatment are investigated through interviews with Swedish psychiatrists.

    Authors: Manne Sjöstrand, Lars Sandman, Petter Karlsson, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:37

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  18. Content type: Debate

    International partnerships in research are receiving ever greater attention, given that technology has diminished the restriction of geographical barriers with the effects of globalisation becoming more eviden...

    Authors: John D Chetwood, Nimzing G Ladep and Simon D Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:36

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Efforts to counteract abuse in health care, defined as patient-experienced abuse, have mainly focused on interventions among caregivers. This study is the first to test an online intervention focusing on how p...

    Authors: A. Jelmer Brüggemann, Katarina Swahnberg and Barbro Wijma

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:35

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Decision-making capacity is a key concept in contemporary healthcare ethics. Previous research has mainly focused on philosophical, conceptual issues or on evaluation of different tools for assessing patients’...

    Authors: Manne Sjöstrand, Petter Karlsson, Lars Sandman, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson and Niklas Juth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:34

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Several charters of rights have been issued in Europe to solemnly proclaim the rights of children during their hospital stay. However, notwithstanding such general declarations, the actual implementation of ho...

    Authors: Sofia Bisogni, Corinna Aringhieri, Kathleen McGreevy, Nicole Olivini, José Rafael Gonzalez Lopez, Daniele Ciofi, Alberta Marino Merlo, Paola Mariotti and Filippo Festini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:33

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  22. Content type: Research article

    As sharing and secondary research use of biospecimens increases, IRBs and researchers face the challenge of protecting and respecting donors without comprehensive regulations addressing the human subject prote...

    Authors: Aaron J Goldenberg, Karen J Maschke, Steven Joffe, Jeffrey R Botkin, Erin Rothwell, Thomas H Murray, Rebecca Anderson, Nicole Deming, Beth F Rosenthal and Suzanne M Rivera

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:32

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric ultrasound has become a significant tool in obstetric practice, however, it has been argued that its increasing use may have adverse implications for women’s reproductive freedom. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Rhonda Small, Ann Lalos, Margareta Persson and Ingrid Mogren

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:31

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  24. Content type: Debate

    UK-based research conducted within a healthcare setting generally requires approval from the National Research Ethics Service. Research ethics committees are required to assess a vast range of proposals, diffe...

    Authors: Fiona A Stevenson, William Gibson, Caroline Pelletier, Vasiliki Chrysikou and Sophie Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:21

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In an adaptive clinical trial (ACT), key trial characteristics may be altered during the course of the trial according to predefined rules in response to information that accumulates within the trial itself. I...

    Authors: Laurie J Legocki, William J Meurer, Shirley Frederiksen, Roger J Lewis, Valerie L Durkalski, Donald A Berry, William G Barsan and Michael D Fetters

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:27

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The provision of informed consent is a prerequisite for inclusion of a patient in a clinical research project. In some countries, the legislation on clinical research authorizes a third person to provide infor...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Mendyk, Julien Labreuche, Hilde Henon, Marie Girot, Charlotte Cordonnier, Alain Duhamel, Didier Leys and Régis Bordet

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:26

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Community engagement has been recognised as an important aspect of the ethical conduct of biomedical research, especially when research is focused on ethnically or culturally distinct populations. While this i...

    Authors: Paulina Tindana, Jantina de Vries, Megan Campbell, Katherine Littler, Janet Seeley, Patricia Marshall, Jennifer Troyer, Morisola Ogundipe, Vincent Pius Alibu, Aminu Yakubu and Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:24

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  28. Content type: Debate

    Empirical-ethical research constitutes a relatively new field which integrates socio-empirical research and normative analysis. As direct inferences from descriptive data to normative conclusions are problemat...

    Authors: Sabine Salloch, Sebastian Wäscher, Jochen Vollmann and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:20

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  29. Content type: Debate

    In 2008, researchers reported that Timothy Brown (the ‘Berlin Patient’), a man with HIV infection and leukemia, received a stem-cell transplant that removed HIV from his body as far as can be detected. In 2013...

    Authors: Stuart Rennie, Mark Siedner, Joseph D Tucker and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:18

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Conscientious objection (CO) to participating in induced abortion is not present in the Finnish health care system or legislation unlike in many other European countries.

    Authors: Petteri Nieminen, Saara Lappalainen, Pauliina Ristimäki, Markku Myllykangas and Anne-Mari Mustonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:17

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The importance of the hidden curriculum is recognised as a practical training ground for the absorption of medical ethics by healthcare professionals. Pakistan’s healthcare sector is hampered by the exclusion ...

    Authors: Sara Rizvi Jafree, Rubeena Zakar, Florian Fischer and Muhammad Zakria Zakar

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:16

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increased prevalence of bioethics research that seeks to use empirical data to answer normative research questions, there is no consensus as to what an appropriate methodology for this would be. Th...

    Authors: Rachel Davies, Jonathan Ives and Michael Dunn

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:15

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Many publicly-funded health systems apply cost-benefit frameworks in response to the moral dilemma of how best to allocate scarce healthcare resources. However, implementation of recommendations based on costs...

    Authors: Neil McHugh, Rachel M Baker, Helen Mason, Laura Williamson, Job van Exel, Rohan Deogaonkar, Marissa Collins and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:14

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