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  1. Ethics is the science of moral and ethical rules recognised in human life and attempts to verify what is morally right and wrong. Healthcare ethics is seen as an integrated part of the daily activities of heal...

    Authors: Gebreyohannes Yeshineh, Amsalu Feleke, Chalie Tadie, Asebe Hagos, Wubshet Debebe, Getachew Teshale and Lake Yazachew
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:68
  2. Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS) have been established to support healthcare professionals in addressing ethically sensitive issues in clinical practice and, in many countries, they are under developmen...

    Authors: Chiara Crico, Virginia Sanchini, Paolo G. Casali and Gabriella Pravettoni
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:67
  3. In end-of-life situations, the phrase “do everything” is sometimes invoked by physicians, patients, or substitute decision-makers (SDM), though its meaning is ambiguous. We examined instances of the phrase “do...

    Authors: Holly Yim, Syeda Shanza Hashmi, Brian Dewar, Claire Dyason, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Susan Lamb and Michel Shamy
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:66
  4. Sharing anonymized/de-identified clinical trial data and publishing research outcomes in scientific journals, or presenting them at conferences, is key to data-driven scientific exchange. However, when data fr...

    Authors: Friedrich Maritsch, Ingeborg Cil, Colin McKinnon, Jesse Potash, Nicole Baumgartner, Valérie Philippon and Borislava G. Pavlova
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:65
  5. In this paper, we start by comparing the two agents, Ann and Bob, who are involved in two car crashes. Whereas Ann crashes her car through no fault of her own, Bob crashes as a result of reckless driving. Unli...

    Authors: Joar Røkke Fystro, Bjørn Hofmann and Eli Feiring
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:64
  6. When rationing health care, a commonly held view among ethicists is that there is no ethical difference between withdrawing or withholding medical treatments. In reality, this view does not generally seem to b...

    Authors: Liam Strand, Lars Sandman, Gustav Tinghög and Ann-Charlotte Nedlund
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:63
  7. Patient participation in clinical ethics support services (CESS) has been marked as an important issue. There seems to be a wide variety of practices globally, but extensive theoretical or empirical studies on...

    Authors: Marleen Eijkholt, Janine de Snoo-Trimp, Wieke Ligtenberg and Bert Molewijk
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:62
  8. Clinical ethical practice (CEP) is required for healthcare workers (HCWs) to improve health-care delivery. However, there are gaps between accepted ethical standards and CEP in Ethiopia. There have been limite...

    Authors: Nebiyou Tafesse, Assegid Samuel, Abiyu Geta, Fantanesh Desalegn, Lidia Gebru, Tezera Tadele, Ewnetu Genet, Mulugeta Abate and Kemal Jemal
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:61
  9. A growing number of studies show the potential of loyalty card data for use in health research. However, research into public perceptions of using this data is limited. This study aimed to investigate public a...

    Authors: Elizabeth H. Dolan, Kate Shiells, James Goulding and Anya Skatova
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:58
  10. Implementation of recommendations from clinical practice guidelines is essential for evidence based clinical practice. However, the most effective methods of implementation are unclear. We conducted a national...

    Authors: Jex Kuo, Sonja Woodall, Jane Harding, Caroline Crowther and Jane Alsweiler
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:55
  11. Policy regulations of ethically controversial genetic technologies should, on the one hand, be based on ethical principles. On the other hand, they should be socially acceptable to ensure implementation. In ad...

    Authors: Svenja Küchenhoff, Johannes Doerflinger and Nora Heinzelmann
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:54
  12. Rapid ethical access to personal health information (PHI) to support research is extremely important during pandemics, yet little is known regarding patient preferences for consent during such crises. This fol...

    Authors: Sarah Tosoni, Indu Voruganti, Katherine Lajkosz, Shahbano Mustafa, Anne Phillips, S. Joseph Kim, Rebecca K. S. Wong, Donald Willison, Carl Virtanen, Ann Heesters and Fei-Fei Liu
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:53
  13. For children with life-limiting conditions who are unable to participate in decision-making, decisions are made for them by their parents and paediatricians. Shared decision-making is widely recommended in pae...

    Authors: Sidharth Vemuri, Jenny Hynson, Katrina Williams and Lynn Gillam
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:52
  14. Numerous guidelines and policies for ethical research practice have evolved over time, how this translates to global health practice in resource-constrained settings is unclear. The purpose of this paper is to...

    Authors: Blessings M. Kapumba, Nicola Desmond and Janet Seeley
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:51
  15. Research regarding the drivers of acceptance of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) by physicians is still rather limited. The literature that does exist, however, tends to focus on problems regarding the...

    Authors: Daan Van Cauwenberge, Wim Van Biesen, Johan Decruyenaere, Tamara Leune and Sigrid Sterckx
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:50
  16. Sexual boundary violations (SBV) in healthcare are harmful and exploitative sexual transgressions in the professional–client relationship. Persons with mental health issues or intellectual disabilities, especi...

    Authors: Charlotte Kröger, Eva van Baarle, Guy Widdershoven, Roland Bal and Jan-Willem Weenink
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:49
  17. An increasing number of older patients have to decide on a treatment plan for advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), involving dialysis or conservative care. Shared decision-making (SDM) is recommended as the ...

    Authors: Wouter R. Verberne, Anne M. Stiggelbout, Willem Jan W. Bos and Johannes J. M. van Delden
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:47
  18. Human Infection Studies (HIS) have emerged as an important research approach with the potential to fast track the global development of vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases, including in low resourc...

    Authors: Primus Che Chi, Esther Awuor Owino, Irene Jao, Philip Bejon, Melissa Kapulu, Vicki Marsh and Dorcas Kamuya
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:46
  19. Commentators believe that the ethical decision-making climate is instrumental in enhancing interprofessional collaboration in intensive care units (ICUs). Our aim was twofold: (1) to determine the perception o...

    Authors: Henry Silverman, Tracey Wilson, Samuel Tisherman, Raya Kheirbek, Trishna Mukherjee, Ali Tabatabai, Karen McQuillan, Rachel Hausladen, Melissa Davis-Gilbert, Eunsung Cho, Kerri Bouchard, Samantha Dove, Julie Landon and Michele Zimmer
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:45
  20. Limited research has been conducted on explanations and understandings of biobanking for future genomic research in African contexts with low literacy and limited healthcare access. We report on the findings o...

    Authors: Manono Luthuli, Nothando Ngwenya, Dumsani Gumede, Resign Gunda, Dickman Gareta, Olivier Koole, Mark J. Siedner, Emily B. Wong and Janet Seeley
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:43
  21. There is a paramount need for moral development for pharmacists and pharmacy students to practice the patient-centered profession. We aimed to explore the current situational judgment utilizing ethical reasoni...

    Authors: Fahad Saleh Alkhuzaee, Majid Ali, Khang Wen Goh, Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi and Long Chiau Ming
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:42
  22. To prevent sexual boundary violations (SBV) in mental health care institutions overall governments require these institutions to report SBV incidents to a central registry and to develop institutional guidelin...

    Authors: Lara Vesentini, Kim Dewilde, Frieda Matthys, Dirk De Wachter, Hubert Van Puyenbroeck and Johan Bilsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:40
  23. HIV cure research involving cell and gene therapy has intensified in recent years. There is a growing need to identify ethical standards and safeguards to ensure cell and gene therapy (CGT) HIV cure research r...

    Authors: Karine Dubé, John Kanazawa, Hursch Patel, Michael Louella, Laurie Sylla, Jeff Sheehy, Lynda Dee, Jeff Taylor, Jen Adair, Kim Anthony-Gonda, Boro Dropulić, John A. Sauceda, Michael J. Peluso, Steven G. Deeks and Jane Simoni
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:39
  24. Research proactively and deliberately aims to bring about specific changes to how societies function and individual lives fare. However, in the ever-expanding field of ethical regulations and guidance for rese...

    Authors: Kristine Bærøe, Angeliki Kerasidou, Michael Dunn and Inger Lise Teig
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:37
  25. During the last decade, the possibility for women to cryopreserve oocytes in anticipation of age-related fertility loss, also referred to as social egg freezing, has become an established practice at fertility...

    Authors: Michiel De Proost, Gily Coene, Julie Nekkebroeck and Veerle Provoost
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:35
  26. Informed consent forms are intended to facilitate research enrollment decisions. However, the technical language in institutional templates can be unfamiliar and confusing for decision-makers. Standardized lan...

    Authors: Nyiramugisha K. Niyibizi, Candace D. Speight, Gabriel Najarro, Andrea R. Mitchell, Ofer Sadan, Yi-An Ko and Neal W. Dickert
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:34
  27. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, many health systems, including those in the UK, developed triage guidelines to manage severe shortages of ventilators. At present, there is an insufficient underst...

    Authors: Lok Chan, Jana Schaich Borg, Vincent Conitzer, Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu, Hazem Zohny and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:33
  28. Existing clinical ethics support (CES) instruments are considered useful. However, users report obstacles in using them in daily practice. Including end users and other stakeholders in developing CES instrumen...

    Authors: Malene Vera van Schaik, H.Roeline Pasman, Guy Widdershoven and Suzanne Metselaar
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:32
  29. The development and deployment of medical devices, along with most areas of healthcare, has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has had variable ethical implications, two of which we wil...

    Authors: Brette Blakely, Wendy Rogers, Jane Johnson, Quinn Grundy, Katrina Hutchison, Robyn Clay-Williams, Bernadette Richards and Guy Maddern
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:31
  30. Assessing consciousness in other subjects, particularly in non-verbal and behaviourally disabled subjects (e.g., patients with disorders of consciousness), is notoriously challenging but increasingly urgent. T...

    Authors: Michele Farisco, Cyriel Pennartz, Jitka Annen, Benedetta Cecconi and Kathinka Evers
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:30
  31. Ethical problems in everyday healthcare work emerge for many reasons and constitute threats to ethical values. If these threats are not managed appropriately, there is a risk that the patient may be inflicted ...

    Authors: Henrik Andersson, Anders Svensson, Catharina Frank, Andreas Rantala, Mats Holmberg and Anders Bremer
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:29
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted prosocial behavior as a professional healthcare core competency. Although medical students are expected to work in the best interests of their patients, in the pandemic co...

    Authors: Yongmin Shin, Seungmin Kim, Do-Hwan Kim, Seunghee Lee, Minhae Cho and Jungjoon Ihm
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:28
  33. A fundamental ethical challenge in conducting genomics research is the question of what and how individual level genetic findings and aggregate genomic results should be conveyed to research participants and c...

    Authors: Isaac Kisiangani, Shukri F. Mohamed, Catherine Kyobutungi, Paulina Tindana, Anita Ghansah, Michele Ramsay and Gershim Asiki
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:27
  34. Respecting patients’ confidentiality is an ethical and legal responsibility for health professionals and the cornerstone of care excellence. This study aims to assess health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes...

    Authors: Masresha Derese Tegegne, Mequannent Sharew Melaku, Aynadis Worku Shimie, Degefaw Denekew Hunegnaw, Meseret Gashaw Legese, Tewabe Ambaye Ejigu, Nebyu Demeke Mengestie, Wondewossen Zemene, Tirualem Zeleke and Ashenafi Fentahun Chanie
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:26
  35. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved treatment for major depression, migraine, obsessive compulsive disorder, and smoking addiction. TMS has gained popular media support, but media covera...

    Authors: Abigail Scheper, Cynthia Rosenfeld and Veljko Dubljević
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:25
  36. The Covid-19 pandemic caused situations where, in some hospitals, there were more patients in need of urgent treatment in intensive care units (ICU) than were available. In particular, there were not sufficien...

    Authors: Andrea Lavazza and Mirko D. Garasic
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:24
  37. Adolescents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) experience challenges, including lack of involvement in their care as well nondisclosure of HIV status, which leads to poor adherence to antiretrovira...

    Authors: Renatha Sillo Joseph, Gladys Reuben Mahiti, Gasto Frumence and Connie M. Ulrich
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:22
  38. In the pandemic time, many low- and middle-income countries are experiencing restricted access to COVID-19 vaccines. Access to imported vaccines or ways to produce them locally became the principal source of h...

    Authors: Timur Aripov, Daniel Wikler, Damin Asadov, Zhangir Tulekov, Totugul Murzabekova and Kerim M. Munir
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:21
  39. The Public Health Service Increased Risk designation identified organ donors at increased risk of transmitting hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus. Despite clear data demonstrating a low...

    Authors: Yvonne M. Kelly, Arya Zarinsefat, Mehdi Tavakol, Amy M. Shui, Chiung-Yu Huang and John P. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2022 23:20

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