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  1. Pediatric biobanking is considered important for generating biomedical knowledge and improving (pediatric) health care. However, the inclusion of children’s samples in biobanks involves specific ethical issues...

    Authors: Noor A. A. Giesbertz, Karen Melham, Jane Kaye, Johannes J. M. van Delden and Annelien L. Bredenoord

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:59

    Content type: Debate

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  2. Returning neuroimaging incidental findings (IF) may create a challenge to research participants’ health literacy skills as they must interpret and make appropriate healthcare decisions based on complex radiolo...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Rancher, Jody M. Shoemaker, Linda E. Petree, Mark Holdsworth, John P. Phillips and Deborah L. Helitzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:58

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Biobanks are precariously situated at the intersection of science, genetics, genomics, society, ethics, the law and politics. This multi-disciplinarity has given rise to a new discourse in health research invo...

    Authors: Keymanthri Moodley and Shenuka Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:57

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Cervical cancer disproportionately burdens disadvantaged women. Organised cervical screening aims to make cancer prevention available to all women in a population, yet screening uptake and cancer incidence and...

    Authors: Jane H. Williams and Stacy M. Carter

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:56

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Health research increasingly relies on organized collections of health data and biological samples. There are many types of sample and data collections that are used for health research, though these are colle...

    Authors: Kieran C. O’Doherty, Emily Christofides, Jeffery Yen, Heidi Beate Bentzen, Wylie Burke, Nina Hallowell, Barbara A. Koenig and Donald J. Willison

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:54

    Content type: Review

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  6. Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is a birth cohort study within which the Project to Enhance ALSPAC through Record Linkage (PEARL) was established to enrich the ALSPAC resource through ...

    Authors: Suzanne Audrey, Lindsey Brown, Rona Campbell, Andy Boyd and John Macleod

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:53

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Respect for confidentiality is important to safeguard the well-being of patients and ensure the confidence of society in the doctor-patient relationship. The aim of our study is to examine real situations in w...

    Authors: Cristina M. Beltran-Aroca, Eloy Girela-Lopez, Eliseo Collazo-Chao, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero and Maria C. Muñoz-Villanueva

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:52

    Content type: Research article

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  8. As in other countries, the traditional doctor-patient relationship in the Japanese healthcare system has often been characterised as being of a paternalistic nature. However, in recent years there has been a g...

    Authors: Victoria Coathup, Harriet J. A. Teare, Jusaku Minari, Go Yoshizawa, Jane Kaye, Masanori P. Takahashi and Kazuto Kato

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:51

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Experience with open disclosure and its study are restricted to certain western countries. In addition, there are concerns that open disclosure may be less suitable in non-western countries. The present study ...

    Authors: Minsu Ock, Hyun Joo Kim, Min-Woo Jo and Sang-il Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:50

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Few studies have identified the willingness rate of developing countries population to be enrolled in clinical trials.

    Authors: Wahid Bouida, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Asma Zorgati, Kaouthar Beltaief, Hamdi Boubaker, Asma Sriha, Riadh Boukef and Semir Nouira

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:47

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In most Anglophone nations, policy and law increasingly foster an autonomy-based model, raising issues for large numbers of people who fail to fit the paradigm, and indicating problems in translating practical...

    Authors: Giles Birchley, Kerry Jones, Richard Huxtable, Jeremy Dixon, Jenny Kitzinger and Linda Clare

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:46

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Moral Case Deliberation is a specific form of bioethics education fostering professionals’ moral competence in order to deal with their moral questions. So far, few studies focus in detail on Moral Case Delibe...

    Authors: Margreet Stolper, Bert Molewijk and Guy Widdershoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:45

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Maximizing comprehension is a major challenge for informed consent processes in low-literacy and resource-limited settings. Application of rapid qualitative assessments to improve the informed consent process ...

    Authors: Adamu Addissie, Serebe Abay, Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Melanie Newport, Bobbie Farsides and Gail Davey

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:40

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Biobanks have been heralded as essential tools for translating biomedical research into practice, driving precision medicine to improve pathways for global healthcare treatment and services. Many nations have ...

    Authors: Don Chalmers, Dianne Nicol, Jane Kaye, Jessica Bell, Alastair V. Campbell, Calvin W. L. Ho, Kazuto Kato, Jusaku Minari, Chih-hsing Ho, Colin Mitchell, Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor, Margaret Otlowski, Daniel Thiel, Stephanie M. Fullerton and Tess Whitton

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:39

    Content type: Review

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  15. In the Netherlands, consent from relatives is obligatory for post mortal donation. This study explored the perspectives of relatives regarding the request for consent for donation in cases without donor regist...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:38

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Over the past 25 years, there has been growing recognition of the importance of studying the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of genetic and genomic research. A large investment into ELSI research...

    Authors: Jessica Bell, Mirko Ancillotti, Victoria Coathup, Sarah Coy, Tessel Rigter, Travis Tatum, Jasjote Grewal, Faruk Berat Akcesme, Jovana Brkić, Anida Causevic-Ramosevac, Goran Milovanovic, Marianna Nobile, Cristiana Pavlidis, Teresa Finlay and Jane Kaye

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:37

    Content type: Debate

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  17. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  28. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Debate

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

  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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