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  1. In emergency research, obtaining informed consent can be problematic. Research to develop and improve treatments for patients admitted to hospital with life-threatening and debilitating conditions is much need...

    Authors: Jan Lecouturier, Helen Rodgers, Gary A Ford, Tim Rapley, Lynne Stobbart, Stephen J Louw and Madeleine J Murtagh
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:9
  2. The organ donor shortfall in the UK has prompted calls to introduce legislation to allow for presumed consent: if there is no explicit objection to donation of an organ, consent should be presumed. The current...

    Authors: Barbara K Pierscionek
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:8
  3. Contradictory evidence exists about the emotional burden of participating in qualitative research for palliative care patients and carers and this raises questions about whether this type of research is ethica...

    Authors: Marjolein Gysels, Cathy Shipman and Irene J Higginson
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:7
  4. Countries are increasingly devoting significant resources to creating or strengthening research ethics committees, but there has been insufficient attention to assessing whether these committees are actually i...

    Authors: Carl H Coleman and Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:6
  5. This article presents results from a qualitative empirical investigation of how Danish oncology physicians and Danish molecular biologists experience the principle of respect for autonomy in their daily work.

    Authors: Mette Ebbesen and Birthe D Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:5
  6. Research ethicists have recently declared a new ethical imperative: that researchers should communicate the results of research to participants. For some analysts, the obligation is restricted to the communica...

    Authors: Fiona A Miller, Mita Giacomini, Catherine Ahern, Jason S Robert and Sonya de Laat
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:4
  7. International guidelines on research have focused on protecting research participants. Ethical Research Committee (ERC) approval and informed consent are the cornerstones. Externally sponsored research require...

    Authors: Athula Sumathipala, Sisira Siribaddana, Suwin Hewege, Manura Lekamwattage, Manjula Athukorale, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Joanna Murray and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:3
  8. Few comparative studies of clinical ethics consultation practices have been reported. The objective of this study was to explore how American and Japanese experts analyze an Alzheimer's case regarding ethics c...

    Authors: Noriko Nagao, Mark P Aulisio, Yoshio Nukaga, Misao Fujita, Shinji Kosugi, Stuart Youngner and Akira Akabayashi
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:2
  9. Health research is increasingly being conducted on a global scale, particularly in the developing world to address leading causes of morbidity and mortality. While research interest has increased, building sci...

    Authors: Ross EG Upshur, James V Lavery and Paulina O Tindana
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:11
  10. Medical research must involve the participation of human subjects. Knowledge of patients' perspectives and concerns with their involvement in research would enhance recruitment efforts, improve the informed co...

    Authors: Susan S Khalil, Henry J Silverman, May Raafat, Samer El-Kamary and Maged El-Setouhy
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:9
  11. Ethics committees and their system of research protocol peer-review are currently used worldwide. To ensure an international standard for research ethics and safety, however, data is needed on the quality and ...

    Authors: Akira Akabayashi, Brian T Slingsby, Noriko Nagao, Ichiro Kai and Hajime Sato
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:8
  12. Evidence concerning how Japanese physicians think and behave in specific clinical situations that involve withholding or withdrawal of medical interventions for end-of-life or frail elderly patients is yet ins...

    Authors: Seiji Bito and Atsushi Asai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:7
  13. Time and communication are important aspects of the medical consultation. Physician behavior in real-life pediatric consultations in relation to ethical practice, such as informed consent (provision of informa...

    Authors: Mats G Hansson, Ulrik Kihlbom, Torsten Tuvemo, Leif A Olsen and Alina Rodriguez
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:6
  14. South Africa is likely to be the first country in the world to host an adolescent HIV vaccine trial. Adolescents may be enrolled in late 2007. In the development and review of adolescent HIV vaccine trial prot...

    Authors: Catherine Slack, Ann Strode, Theodore Fleischer, Glenda Gray and Chitra Ranchod
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:5
  15. Current anti-doping in competitive sports is advocated for reasons of fair-play and concern for the athlete's health. With the inception of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), anti-doping effort has been cons...

    Authors: Bengt Kayser, Alexandre Mauron and Andy Miah
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:2
  16. Requirements for organ donation after cardiac or imminent death have been introduced to address the transplantable organs shortage in the United States. Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) increasingly use ...

    Authors: Sandra Woien, Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde and Joan McGregor
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:14
  17. Japanese people have become increasingly interested in the expression and enhancement of their individual autonomy in medical decisions made regarding medical treatment at and toward the end of life. However, ...

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hiromi Shiraishi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:11
  18. There has been debate on whether a global or unified field of bioethics exists. If bioethics is a unified global field, or at the very least a closely shared way of thinking, then we should expect bioethicists...

    Authors: Søren Holm and Bryn Williams-Jones
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:10
  19. Regionalised models of health care delivery have important implications for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses yet the ethical issues surrounding disability and regionalisation have not yet been ex...

    Authors: Barbara Secker, Maya J Goldenberg, Barbara E Gibson, Frank Wagner, Bob Parke, Jonathan Breslin, Alison Thompson, Jonathan R Lear and Peter A Singer
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:9
  20. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices among healthcare professionals in Barbados in relation to healthcare ethics and law in an attempt to assist in guiding their professiona...

    Authors: Seetharaman Hariharan, Ramesh Jonnalagadda, Errol Walrond and Harley Moseley
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:7
  21. In earlier work, we found important selection biases when we tried to obtain consent for participation in a national stroke registry. Recognizing that not all registries will be exempt from requiring consent f...

    Authors: Donald J Willison, Moira K Kapral, Pierrot Peladeau, Janice A Richards, Jiming Fang and Frank L Silver
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:6
  22. As a number of commentators have noted, SARS exposed the vulnerabilities of our health care systems and governance structures. Health care professionals (HCPs) and hospital systems that bore the brunt of the S...

    Authors: Carly Ruderman, C Shawn Tracy, Cécile M Bensimon, Mark Bernstein, Laura Hawryluck, Randi Zlotnik Shaul and Ross EG Upshur
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:5
  23. The work of Research Ethics Boards (REBs), especially when involving genetics research and biobanks, has become more challenging with the growth of biotechnology and biomedical research. Some REBs have even re...

    Authors: Christiane Auray-Blais and Johane Patenaude
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:4
  24. Studying the contribution of individual countries to leading journals in a specific discipline can highlight which countries have the most impact on that discipline and whether a geographic bias exists. This a...

    Authors: Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans and Kris Dierickx
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:1
  25. Clinical trials throughout the world must be evaluated by research ethics committees. No one has yet attempted to clearly quantify at the national level the activity of ethics committees and describe the chara...

    Authors: Evelyne Decullier, Véronique Lhéritier and François Chapuis
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:9
  26. The legal risks associated with health research involving human subjects have been highlighted recently by a number of lawsuits launched against those involved in conducting and evaluating the research. Some o...

    Authors: Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Shelley Birenbaum and Megan Evans
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:4
  27. The recent proliferation of health care report cards, especially in cardiac care, has occurred in the absence of an ethical framework to guide in their development and implementation. An ethical framework is a...

    Authors: Shawn A Richard, Shail Rawal and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:3
  28. Public satisfaction with policy process influences the legitimacy and acceptance of policies, and conditions the future political process, especially when contending ethical value judgments are involved. On th...

    Authors: Hajime Sato, Akira Akabayashi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2005 6:1
  29. Medical outliers present a medical, psychological, social, and economic challenge to the physicians who care for them. The determinism of Stoic thought is explored as an intellectual basis for the pursuit of a...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:8
  30. This study aimed to ask a sample of the general population about their preferences regarding doctors holding discretionary powers in relation to disclosing cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hisateru Tachimori, Miyako Takahashi, Tami Saito and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:7

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