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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Organ donation has become one of the most effective ways to save lives and improve the quality of life for patients with end-stage organ failure. No previous studies have investigated the preferences for the d...

    Authors: Ammal M. Metwally, Ghada A. Abdel-Latif, Lobna Eletreby, Ahmed Aboulghate, Amira Mohsen, Hala A. Amer, Rehan M. Saleh, Dalia M. Elmosalami, Hend I. Salama, Safaa I. Abd El Hady, Raefa R. Alam, Hanan A. Mohamed, Hanan M. Badran, Hanan E. Eltokhy, Hazem Elhariri, Thanaa Rabah…

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:49

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Low literacy of study participants in Sub - Saharan Africa has been associated with poor comprehension during the consenting process in research participation. The concerns in comprehension are far greater whe...

    Authors: Daima Bukini, Columba Mbekenga, Siana Nkya, Lisa Purvis, Sheryl McCurdy, Michael Parker and Julie Makani

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:48

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  18. Patients have the right to equal, respectful treatment. Nowadays, one third of patient complaints concern health care staff’s behavior towards patients. Ethically safe care requires ethical competence, which h...

    Authors: Kati KULJU, Riitta SUHONEN, Pauli PUUKKA, Anna TOLVANEN and Helena LEINO-KILPI

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:43

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In August 2017, Chile lifted its complete ban on abortion by permitting abortion in three limited circumstances: 1) to save a woman’s life, 2) lethal fetal anomaly, and 3) rape. The new law allows regulated us...

    Authors: M. Antonia Biggs, Lidia Casas, Alejandra Ramm, C. Finley Baba and Sara P. Correa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:42

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  20. Euthanasia can be thought of as being either active or passive; but the precise definition of “passive euthanasia” is not always clear. Though all passive euthanasia involves the withholding of life-sustaining...

    Authors: Iain Brassington

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:41

    Content type: Debate

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  21. Despite the implementation of codes and declarations of medical research ethics, unethical behavior is still reported among researchers. Most of the medical faculties have included topics related to medical re...

    Authors: Bilal Azakir, Hassan Mobarak, Sami Al Najjar, Azza Abou El Naga and Najlaa Mashaal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:39

    Content type: Research article

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  22. People who are at elevated risk of suicide stand to benefit from internet-based interventions; however, research in this area is likely impacted by a range of ethical and practical challenges. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Eleanor Bailey, Charlotte Mühlmann, Simon Rice, Maja Nedeljkovic, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Lasse Sander, Alison L. Calear, Philip J. Batterham and Jo Robinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:37

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The European Union (EU) aims to optimize patient protection and efficiency of health-care research by harmonizing procedures across Member States. Nonetheless, further improvements are required to increase mul...

    Authors: Marjolein Timmers, Jeroen T. J. M. van Dijck, Roel P. J. van Wijk, Valerie Legrand, Ernest van Veen, Andrew I. R. Maas, David K. Menon, Giuseppe Citerio, Nino Stocchetti and Erwin J. O. Kompanje

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:36

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  24. Partnering with patients in healthcare research now benefits from a strong rationale and is encouraged by funding agencies and research institutions. However, this new approach raises ethical issues for patien...

    Authors: Joé T. Martineau, Asma Minyaoui and Antoine Boivin

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:34

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  25. Biomarker research is gaining increasing attention focusing on the preclinical stages of the disease. Such interest requires special attention for communication and disclosure in clinical contexts. Many countr...

    Authors: Zümrüt Alpinar-Sencan and Silke Schicktanz

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:33

    Content type: Debate

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  26. Outbreaks of infectious disease cause serious and costly health and social problems. Two new technologies – pathogen whole genome sequencing (WGS) and Big Data analytics – promise to improve our capacity to de...

    Authors: Chris Degeling, Stacy M. Carter, Antoine M. van Oijen, Jeremy McAnulty, Vitali Sintchenko, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Trent Yarwood, Jane Johnson and Gwendolyn L. Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:31

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Preconception Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS) is a genetic test offered to a general population or to couples who have no known risk of recessive and X-linked genetic diseases and are interested in becoming p...

    Authors: Amal Matar, Anna T. Höglund, Pär Segerdahl and Ulrik Kihlbom

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:30

    Content type: Debate

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  28. Traditionally, palliative care has focused on patients suffering from life-threatening somatic diseases such as cancer or progressive neurological disorders. In contrast, despite the often chronic, severely di...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Manne Sjöstrand and Anna Lindblad

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:29

    Content type: Debate

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  29. Knowing the opinions of patients with Progressive Neurological Diseases (PNDs) and their family members on end-of-life care can help initiate communication and the drawing up of a care plan. The aim of this pa...

    Authors: Radka Bužgová and Radka Kozáková

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:28

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Protecting the privacy of research participants is widely recognized as one of the standard ethical requirements for clinical research. It is unknown, however, how research professionals regard concepts of pri...

    Authors: Latifa Adarmouch, Marwan Felaefel, Robert Wachbroit and Henry Silverman

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:27

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  31. There is continued need for enhanced medical ethics education across the United States. In an effort to guide medical ethics education reform, we report the first interprofessional survey of a cohort of gradua...

    Authors: Mikalyn T. DeFoor, Yunmi Chung, Julie K. Zadinsky, Jeffrey Dowling and Richard W. Sams II

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:26

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  32. Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatments may cause premature ovarian failure and irreversible loss of fertility. In the context of childhood cancers, it is now acknowledged that possible negative effects of...

    Authors: Aliya Oulaya Affdal, Michael Grynberg, Laila Hessissen and Vardit Ravitsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:25

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Several jurisdictions, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and most recently Ireland, have a public interest or public good criterion for granting waivers of consent in biomedical research using second...

    Authors: G. Owen Schaefer, Graeme Laurie, Sumytra Menon, Alastair V. Campbell and Teck Chuan Voo

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:23

    Content type: Debate

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  34. Approximately 7% of the general population is affected by an orphan disease, which, in the United States, is defined as affecting fewer than 1 in 1500 people. Disease awareness is often low and time-to-diagnos...

    Authors: Konstantin Mechler, Juliane Rausch, William K. Mountford and Markus Ries

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2020 21:20

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