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  1. Content type: Research article

    Because no single person or group holds knowledge about all aspects of research, mechanisms are needed to support knowledge exchange and engagement. Expertise in the research setting necessarily includes scien...

    Authors: Madeleine J. Murtagh, Joel T. Minion, Andrew Turner, Rebecca C. Wilson, Mwenza Blell, Cynthia Ochieng, Barnaby Murtagh, Stephanie Roberts, Oliver W. Butters and Paul R Burton

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:24

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Smart-home technologies, comprising environmental sensors, wearables and video are attracting interest in home healthcare delivery. Development of such technology is usually justified on the basis of the techn...

    Authors: Giles Birchley, Richard Huxtable, Madeleine Murtagh, Ruud ter Meulen, Peter Flach and Rachael Gooberman-Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:23

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Biomedical research increasingly relies on long-term studies involving use and re-use of biological samples and data stored in large repositories or “biobanks” over lengthy periods, often raising questions abo...

    Authors: Mary Dixon-Woods, David Kocman, Liz Brewster, Janet Willars, Graeme Laurie and Carolyn Tarrant

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:22

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent findings suggest that medical students’ moral competence decreases throughout medical school. This pilot study gives preliminary insights into the effects of two educational interventions in ethics clas...

    Authors: Orsolya Friedrich, Kay Hemmerling, Katja Kuehlmeyer, Stefanie Nörtemann, Martin Fischer and Georg Marckmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:21

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Implicit biases involve associations outside conscious awareness that lead to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race or gender. This review examines the evide...

    Authors: Chloë FitzGerald and Samia Hurst

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:19

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Today, nurses are required to have knowledge and awareness concerning professional values as standards to provide safe and high-quality ethical care. Nurses’ perspective on professional values affects decision...

    Authors: Batool Poorchangizi, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Moghaddameh Mirzaee and Fariba Borhani

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:20

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  7. Content type: Research article

    As the implementation of new approaches and procedures of medical ethics is as complex and resource-consuming as in other fields, strategies and activities must be carefully planned to use the available means ...

    Authors: Barbara Meyer-Zehnder, Heidi Albisser Schleger, Sabine Tanner, Valentin Schnurrer, Deborah R. Vogt, Stella Reiter-Theil and Hans Pargger

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:16

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  8. Content type: Debate

    The fundamental determinant of death in donation after circulatory determination of death is the cessation of brain circulation and function. We therefore propose the term donation after brain circulation determi...

    Authors: Anne L. Dalle Ave and James L. Bernat

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:15

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Paediatric cancer care poses ethically difficult situations that can lead to value conflicts about what is best for the child, possibly resulting in moral distress. Research on moral distress is lacking in pae...

    Authors: Margareta af Sandeberg, Marika Wenemark, Cecilia Bartholdson, Kim Lützén and Pernilla Pergert

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:14

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  10. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life decision making constitutes a major challenge for bioethical deliberation and political governance in modern democracies: On the one hand, it touches upon fundamental convictions about life, death,...

    Authors: Mark Schweda, Silke Schicktanz, Aviad Raz and Anita Silvers

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:13

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Advances in genetic and genomic research have introduced challenges in obtaining informed consent for research in low and middle-income settings. However, there are only few studies that have explored challeng...

    Authors: Francis Masiye, Bongani Mayosi and Jantina de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:12

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  12. Content type: Debate

    Over 90% of the organs transplanted in China before 2010 were procured from prisoners. Although Chinese officials announced in December 2014 that the country would completely cease using organs harvested from ...

    Authors: Norbert W. Paul, Arthur Caplan, Michael E. Shapiro, Charl Els, Kirk C. Allison and Huige Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As thousands of healthy research participants are being included in small and large imaging studies, it is essential that dilemmas raised by the detection of incidental findings are adequately handled. Current...

    Authors: Eline M. Bunnik, Lisa van Bodegom, Wim Pinxten, Inez D. de Beaufort and Meike W. Vernooij

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:10

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This is a study involving three HIV clinics in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Manitoba. We sought to identify ethical issues involving health care providers and clinic clients in thes...

    Authors: Chris Kaposy, Nicole R. Greenspan, Zack Marshall, Jill Allison, Shelley Marshall and Cynthia Kitson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:9

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of genomics and biobanking methodologies to the African research context has also introduced novel ways of doing science, based on values of sharing and reuse of data and samples. This shift r...

    Authors: Jantina de Vries, Syntia Nchangwi Munung, Alice Matimba, Sheryl McCurdy, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Ciara Staunton, Aminu Yakubu and Paulina Tindana

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:8

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A cross-sectional study to ascertain what the Singapore population would regard as material risk in the anaesthesia consent-taking process and identify demographic factors that predict patient preferences in m...

    Authors: J.L.J. Yek, A.K.Y. Lee, J.A.D. Tan, G.Y. Lin, T. Thamotharampillai and H.R. Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:6

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Value sensitivity – the ability to recognize value-related issues when they arise in practice – is an indispensable competence for medical practitioners to enter decision-making processes related to ethical qu...

    Authors: Christian Ineichen, Markus Christen and Carmen Tanner

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:5

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Innovations in technology have contributed to rapid changes in the way that modern biomedical research is carried out. Researchers are increasingly required to endorse adaptive and flexible approaches to accom...

    Authors: Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Harriet J. A. Teare, Jane Kaye, Stephan Beck, Heidi Beate Bentzen, Luciana Caenazzo, Clive Collett, Flavio D’Abramo, Heike Felzmann, Teresa Finlay, Muhammad Kassim Javaid, Erica Jones, Višnja Katić, Amy Simpson and Deborah Mascalzoni

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In our globalizing world, caregivers are increasingly being confronted with the challenges of providing intercultural healthcare, trying to find a dignified answer to the vulnerable situation of ethnic minorit...

    Authors: Liesbet Degrie, Chris Gastmans, Lieslot Mahieu, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé and Yvonne Denier

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:2

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  20. Content type: Debate

    Biobanks are considered to be key infrastructures for research development and have generated a lot of debate about their ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI). While the focus has been on human genomi...

    Authors: Kim H. Chuong, David M. Hwang, D. Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie J. Waters, Yvonne C. W. Yau, David S. Guttman and Kieran C. O’Doherty

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:1

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Norway has extensive and detailed legal requirements and guidelines concerning involvement of next of kin (NOK) during involuntary hospital treatment of seriously mentally ill patients. However, we have little...

    Authors: Reidun Førde, Reidun Norvoll, Marit Helene Hem and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:76

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  22. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent rapid technological and medical advance has more than ever before brought to the fore a spectrum of problems broadly categorized under the umbrella of ‘ethics of human enhancement’. Some of the most con...

    Authors: Ognjen Arandjelović

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:75

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  23. Content type: Editorial

    New technologies are transforming and reconfiguring the boundaries between patients, research participants and consumers, between research and clinical practice, and between public and private domains. From pe...

    Authors: Michael Morrison, Donna Dickenson and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:74

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  24. Content type: Research article

    As part of the research project “End-of-life Communication in Nursing Homes. Patient Preferences and Participation”, we have studied how Advance Care Planning (ACP) is carried out in eight Norwegian nursing ho...

    Authors: Lisbeth Thoresen and Lillian Lillemoen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:72

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The past 10 years have witnessed a significant growth in sharing of health data for secondary uses. Alongside this there has been growing interest in the public acceptability of data sharing and data linkage p...

    Authors: Mhairi Aitken, Jenna de St. Jorre, Claudia Pagliari, Ruth Jepson and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:73

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Resuscitation and treatment of critically ill newborn infants is associated with relatively high mortality, morbidity and cost. Guidelines relating to resuscitation have traditionally focused on the best inter...

    Authors: C. Arora, J. Savulescu, H. Maslen, M. Selgelid and D. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:69

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, clinical ethics support has yet to be implemented systematically in community health and care services. A large-scale Norwegian project (2007–2015) attempted to increase ethical competence in ...

    Authors: Morten Magelssen, Elisabeth Gjerberg, Reidar Pedersen, Reidun Førde and Lillian Lillemoen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:70

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare ethics is neglected in clinical practice in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries) such as Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of knowledge, attitude and practi...

    Authors: Samaj Adhikari, Kumar Paudel, Arja R. Aro, Tara Ballav Adhikari, Bipin Adhikari and Shiva Raj Mishra

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:68

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  29. Content type: Debate

    A child is a developing person with evolving capacities that include autonomy, mental (decisional) capacity and capacity to assume responsibility. Hence, children are entitled to participatory (autonomy) right...

    Authors: Wandile Ganya, Sharon Kling and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:66

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Ethical and regulatory guidance on the collection and use of human biospecimens (HBS) for research forms an essential component of national health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where rapid advances in g...

    Authors: Francis Barchi and Madison T. Little

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:64

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  31. Content type: Research article

    When conducting research with Indigenous populations consent should be sought from both individual participants and the local community. We aimed to search and summarise the literature about methods for seekin...

    Authors: Emily F. M. Fitzpatrick, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, Heather D’Antoine, June Oscar, Maureen Carter and Elizabeth J. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:65

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Conducting research during or in the aftermath of disasters poses many specific practical and ethical challenges. This is particularly the case with research involving human subjects. The extraordinary circums...

    Authors: Signe Mezinska, Péter Kakuk, Goran Mijaljica, Marcin Waligóra and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:62

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The focus on translational research in clinical trials has the potential to generate clinically relevant genetic data that could have importance to patients. This raises challenging questions about communicati...

    Authors: David J. Pulford, Philipp Harter, Anne Floquet, Catherine Barrett, Dong Hoon Suh, Michael Friedlander, José Angel Arranz, Kosei Hasegawa, Hiroomi Tada, Peter Vuylsteke, Mansoor R. Mirza, Nicoletta Donadello, Giovanni Scambia, Toby Johnson, Charles Cox, John K. Chan…

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:63

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Advance care planning is a voluntary process whereby individual preferences, values and beliefs are used to aid a person in planning for end-of-life care. Currently, there is no local instrument to assess an i...

    Authors: Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Salinah Mohd Mudri, Karuthan Chinna and Sajaratulnisah Othman

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:61

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  35. Content type: Debate

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Review

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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