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  1. Biomedical and ethnographic studies among indigenous people are common practice in health and geographical research. Prior health research misconduct has been documented, particularly when obtaining genetic ma...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Katherine Simbaña-Rivera, Lenin Gómez-Barreno, Leonardo Tamariz, Alex Lister, Juan Carlos Baca, Alegria Norris and Lila Adana-Diaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:100

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Regulations on forgoing life-sustaining treatment (LST) have developed in Asian countries including Japan, Korea and Taiwan. However, other countries are relatively unaware of these due to the language barrier...

    Authors: Miho Tanaka, Satoshi Kodama, Ilhak Lee, Richard Huxtable and Yicheng Chung

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:99

    Content type: Debate

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  3. The Arab population in Israel is a minority ethnic group with its own distinct cultural subgroups. Minority populations are known to underutilize genetic tests and counseling services, thereby undermining the ...

    Authors: Nehama Cohen-Kfir, Miriam Ethel Bentwich, Andrew Kent, Nomy Dickman, Mary Tanus, Basem Higazi, Limor Kalfon, Mary Rudolf and Tzipora C. Falik-Zaccai

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:98

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Thorough information of the patient is an integral part of the process of shared decision making. We aimed to investigate if detailed information about medication may induce nocebo (or placebo) effects.

    Authors: Fabian Holzhüter and Johannes Hamann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Human genome editing technologies offer much potential benefit. However, central to any conversation relating to the application of such technologies are certain ethical, legal, and social difficulties around ...

    Authors: Beverley A. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:95

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Informed consent is often cited as the “cornerstone” of research ethics. Its intent is that participants enter research voluntarily, with an understanding of what their participation entails. Despite agreement...

    Authors: Antonia Xu, Melissa Therese Baysari, Sophie Lena Stocker, Liang Joo Leow, Richard Osborne Day and Jane Ellen Carland

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:93

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Uganda adopted public health measures to contain its spread in the country. Some of the initial measures included refusal to repatriate citizens studying in Chi...

    Authors: John Barugahare, Fredrick Nelson Nakwagala, Erisa Mwaka Sabakaki, Joseph Ochieng and Nelson K Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:91

    Content type: Debate

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  8. While community engagement is increasingly promoted in global health research to improve ethical research practice, it can sometimes coerce participation and thereby compromise ethical research. This paper see...

    Authors: Deborah Nyirenda, Salla Sariola, Patricia Kingori, Bertie Squire, Chiwoza Bandawe, Michael Parker and Nicola Desmond

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A biobank is a structure which collects and manages biological samples and their associated data. The collected samples will then be made available for various uses. The sharing of those samples raised ethical...

    Authors: Ambroise Kouamé Kintossou, Mathias Kouamé N’dri, Marcelle Money, Souleymane Cissé, Simini Doumbia, Man-Koumba Soumahoro, Amadou Founzégué Coulibaly, Joseph Allico Djaman and Mireille Dosso

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:88

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats-associated (CRISPR-Cas) technology may allow for efficient and highly targeted gene editing in single-cell embryos. This possibility brings human germl...

    Authors: Sebastian Schleidgen, Hans-Georg Dederer, Susan Sgodda, Stefan Cravcisin, Luca Lüneburg, Tobias Cantz and Thomas Heinemann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:87

    Content type: Debate

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  11. Whenever South African (SA) research institutions share human biological material and associated data for health research or clinical trials they are legally compelled to have a material transfer agreement (MT...

    Authors: Donrich W. Thaldar, Marietjie Botes and Annelize Nienaber

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:85

    Content type: Debate

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  12. Pharmacists as the trustee of pharmacy services must adhere to ethical principles and evaluate their professionalism. Pharmacists may sometimes show different unethical behaviors in their interactions, so it i...

    Authors: Mahla Iranmanesh, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi and Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:84

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Organ donation following brain death has become an important way of supplying organs for transplantation in many countries. This practice is less common in Iran for different reasons. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Parvin Abbasi, Javad Yoosefi Lebni, Paricher Nouri, Arash Ziapour and Amir Jalali

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  14. How should clinical ethics support services such as clinical ethics committees (CECs) be implemented and evaluated? We argue that both the CEC itself and the implementation of the CEC should be considered as ‘com...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Heidi Karlsen, Reidar Pedersen and Lisbeth Thoresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:82

    Content type: Debate

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  15. Little is known about the attitudes and practices of intensivists working in Lebanon regarding withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments (LSTs). The objectives of the study were to assess the poin...

    Authors: Rita El Jawiche, Souheil Hallit, Lubna Tarabey and Fadi Abou-Mrad

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:80

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Clinical ethics support (CES) aims to support health care professionals in dealing with ethical issues in clinical practice. Although the prevalence of CES is increasing, it does meet challenges and pressing q...

    Authors: Laura Hartman, Giulia Inguaggiato, Guy Widdershoven, Annelijn Wensing-Kruger and Bert Molewijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Scientific misconduct is a prevalent phenomenon with many undesirable consequences. In Iran, no original research have been done about scientific fraud. So, this study aimed at describing a challenging researc...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Leila Nikniaz and Hamid Reza Yousefi Nodeh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Few studies have examined factors associated with willingness of people living with HIV (PLHIV) to participate in HIV treatment clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the factors associated with pa...

    Authors: Deborah Ekusai Sebatta, Godfrey Siu, Henry W. Nabeta, Godwin Anguzu, Stephen Walimbwa, Mohammed Lamorde, Badru Bukenya and Andrew Kambugu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:77

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Electronic patient record (EPR) technology is a key enabler for improvements to healthcare service and management. To ensure these improvements and the means to achieve them are socially and ethically desirabl...

    Authors: Tim Jacquemard, Colin P. Doherty and Mary B. Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:76

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Between the need for transparency in healthcare, widely promoted by patient’s safety campaigns, and the fear of negative consequences and malpractice threats, physicians face challenging decisions on whether o...

    Authors: Razan Mansour, Khawlah Ammar, Amal Al-Tabba, Thalia Arawi, Asem Mansour and Maysa Al-Hussaini

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:74

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Biobanks provide an important foundation for genomic and personalised medicine. In order to enhance their scientific power and scope, they are increasingly becoming part of national or international networks. ...

    Authors: Lisa Dive, Christine Critchley, Margaret Otlowski, Paul Mason, Miriam Wiersma, Edwina Light, Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge and Wendy Lipworth

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:73

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Patient skepticism concerning medical innovations can have major consequences for current public health and may threaten future progress, which greatly relies on clinical research.

    Authors: Laurie Pahus, Carey Meredith Suehs, Laurence Halimi, Arnaud Bourdin, Pascal Chanez, Dany Jaffuel, Julie Marciano, Anne-Sophie Gamez, Isabelle Vachier and Nicolas Molinari

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:72

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Published data and practice recommendations on end-of-life care generally reflect Western practice frameworks; there are limited data on withdrawal of treatment for children in China.

    Authors: Huaqing Liu, Dongni Su, Xubei Guo, Yunhong Dai, Xingqiang Dong, Qiujiao Zhu, Zhenjiang Bai, Ying Li and Shuiyan Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:71

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Medical ethics deals with the ethical obligations of doctors to their patients, colleagues and society. The annual reports of Sri Lanka Medical Council indicate that the number of complaints against doctors ha...

    Authors: A. W. I. P. Ranasinghe, Buddhika Fernando, Athula Sumathipala and Wasantha Gunathunga

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:69

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Health service delivery should ensure ethical principles are observed at all levels of healthcare. Working towards this goal requires understanding the ethics-related priorities and concerns in the day-to-day ...

    Authors: David Musoke, Charles Ssemugabo, Rawlance Ndejjo, Sassy Molyneux and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:68

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To characterize patients dying in a community hospital with or without attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to describe patient involvement in, documentation of, and compliance with decisions on ...

    Authors: Emilie Bertilsson, Birgitta Semark, Kristina Schildmeijer, Anders Bremer and Jörg Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Public awareness and engagement are among the main prerequisites for protecting the rights of research participants and for successful and sustainable functioning of research biobanks. The aim of our study was...

    Authors: S. Mezinska, J. Kaleja, I. Mileiko, D. Santare, V. Rovite and L. Tzivian

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:65

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The discovery of biomarkers of ageing has led to the development of predictors of impending natural death and has paved the way for personalised estimation of the risk of death in the general population. This ...

    Authors: Marie Gaille, Marco Araneda, Clément Dubost, Clémence Guillermain, Sarah Kaakai, Elise Ricadat, Nicolas Todd and Michael Rera

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:64

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Large-scale, centralized data repositories are playing a critical and unprecedented role in fostering innovative health research, leading to new opportunities as well as dilemmas for the medical sciences. Unco...

    Authors: R. Broekstra, E. L. M. Maeckelberghe, J. L. Aris-Meijer, R. P. Stolk and S. Otten

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:62

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is growing interest in the collection, storage and reuse of biological samples for future research. Storage and future use of biological samples raise ethical concerns and questions about approaches that...

    Authors: Limbanazo Matandika, Ruby Tionenji Ngóngóla, Khama Mita, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Kate Gooding, Daniel Mwale, Francis Masiye and Joseph Mfutso-Bengo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:61

    Content type: Research article

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  31. France has long been a country of immigration and in some respects may be seen to have a generous policy with respect to asylum seekers and access to health care for migrants. The French state notably provides...

    Authors: Johann Cailhol, Marie-Christine Lebon and William Sherlaw

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:59

    Content type: Debate

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  32. Informed consent is an integral component of good medical practice. Many researchers have investigated measures to improve the quality of informed consent, but it is not clear which techniques work best and wh...

    Authors: L. J. Convie, E. Carson, D. McCusker, R. S. McCain, N. McKinley, W. J. Campbell, S. J. Kirk and M. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Knowledge and attitude towards organ donation are critical factors influencing organ donation rate. We aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude towards organ donation in adolescents in Austria and Switzerland.

    Authors: Vanessa Stadlbauer, Christoph Zink, Paul Likar and Michael Zink

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:57

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Research codes of conduct offer guidance to researchers with respect to which values should be realized in research practices, how these values are to be realized, and what the respective responsibilities of t...

    Authors: Govert Valkenburg, Guus Dix, Joeri Tijdink and Sarah de Rijcke

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:56

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  35. Evaluation of decision-making capacity to consent to medical treatment has proved to be difficult in patients with dementia. Studies showed that physicians are often insufficiently trained in the evaluation of...

    Authors: Christopher Poppe, Bernice S. Elger, Tenzin Wangmo and Manuel Trachsel

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:55

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Enhancement involves the use of biomedical technologies to improve human capacities beyond therapeutic purposes. It has been well documented that enhancement is sometimes difficult to distinguish from treatmen...

    Authors: Eisuke Sakakibara

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:54

    Content type: Debate

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  37. Clinical Ethics Support (CES) services are offered to support healthcare professionals in dealing with ethically difficult situations. Evaluation of CES is important to understand if it is indeed a supportive ...

    Authors: J. C. de Snoo-Trimp, H. C. W. de Vet, G. A. M. Widdershoven, A. C. Molewijk and M. Svantesson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:53

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Amidst expanding roles in education and policy making, questions have been raised about the ability of Clinical Ethics Committees (CEC) s to carry out effective ethics consultations (CECons). However recent re...

    Authors: Nicholas Yue Shuen Yoon, Yun Ting Ong, Hong Wei Yap, Kuang Teck Tay, Elijah Gin Lim, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Wei Qiang Lim, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, Ying Pin Toh, Min Chiam, Stephen Mason and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:51

    Content type: Research article

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