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  1. Content type: Research article

    The world literature shows that empirical research regarding the process of decision-making when cancer in adolescents is no longer curable has been conducted in High-income, English speaking countries. The ob...

    Authors: Carlo Egysto Cicero-Oneto, Edith Valdez-Martinez and Miguel Bedolla

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:74

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    As the practice of medicine inevitably raises both ethical and legal issues, it had been recommended since 1999 that medical ethics and human rights be taught at every medical school. Most Nigerian medical sch...

    Authors: Onochie Okoye, Daniel Nwachukwu and Ferdinand C. Maduka-Okafor

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:73

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  3. Content type: Debate

    The scarcity of human organs requires the transplant community to make difficult allocation decisions. This process begins at individual medical centers, where transplant teams decide which patients to place o...

    Authors: Katherine L. Cahn-Fuller and Brendan Parent

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:72

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Care-dependency constitutes an important issue with regard to the approval of end-of-life decisions, yet attitudes towards assisted suicide and euthanasia are understudied among care-dependent older adults. We...

    Authors: Erwin Stolz, Hannes Mayerl, Peter Gasser-Steiner and Wolfgang Freidl

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:71

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Social media and Internet technologies present several emerging and ill-explored issues for a modern healthcare workforce. One issue is patient-targeted Googling (PTG), which involves a healthcare professional...

    Authors: Aaron N. Chester, Susan E. Walthert, Stephen J. Gallagher, Lynley C. Anderson and Michael L. Stitely

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:70

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Treatment informed consent aims to preserve the autonomy of patients in the clinician – patient relationship so as to ensure valid consent. An acceptable method of evaluating understanding of consent informati...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Fredrick O. Ugwumba, Emeka I. Udeh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Oyiogu F. Ozoemena

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:69

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring adequate informed consent for surgery in a trauma setting is challenging. We developed and pilot tested an educational video containing information regarding the informed consent process for surgery i...

    Authors: Yen-Ko Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Wei-Che Lee, Tsung-Ying Lin, Liang-Chi Kuo, Chia-Ju Lin, Leiyu Shi, Yin-Chun Tien and Yuan-Chia Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:67

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  8. Content type: Debate

    The use of tissue collected at a forensic post-mortem for forensic genetics research purposes remains of ethical concern as the process involves obtaining informed consent from grieving family members. Two for...

    Authors: Laura J. Heathfield, Sairita Maistry, Lorna J. Martin, Raj Ramesar and Jantina de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:66

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The review of human participant research by Research Ethics Committees (RECs) or Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is a complex multi-faceted process that cannot be reduced to an algorithm. However, this does...

    Authors: Samantha Trace and Simon Erik Kolstoe

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:65

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  10. Content type: Debate

    The legitimacy of conscientious objection to abortion continues to fuel heated debate in Italy. In two recent decisions, the European Committee for Social Rights underlined that conscientious objection places ...

    Authors: Marco Bo, Carla Maria Zotti and Lorena Charrier

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:64

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As part of the preparations to establish a population-based biobank in a large Israeli health organization, we aimed to investigate through focus groups the knowledge, perceptions and attitudes of insured Isra...

    Authors: Gideon Koren, Daniella Beller, Daphna Laifenfeld, Iris Grossman and Varda Shalev

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:63

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The relationships between age and the life-supporting treatments use, and between gender and the life-supporting treatments use are still controversial. Using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an example ...

    Authors: Peng-Sheng Ting, Likwang Chen, Wei-Chih Yang, Tien-Shang Huang, Chau-Chung Wu and Yen-Yuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:62

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is a set of technologies that are of increasing interest to researchers. BCI has been proposed as assistive technology for individuals who are non-communicative or paralyzed, suc...

    Authors: Sasha Burwell, Matthew Sample and Eric Racine

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:60

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Starting dialysis at an advanced age is a clinical challenge and an ethical dilemma. The advantages of starting dialysis at “extreme” ages are questionable as high dialysis-related morbidity induces a reflecti...

    Authors: Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Andreea Corina Sofronie and Jean-Philippe Coindre

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:61

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mobile applications and socio-sexual networking websites are used by outreach workers to respond synchronously to questions and provide information, resources, and referrals on sexual health and STI/HIV preven...

    Authors: Sophia Fantus, Rusty Souleymanov, Nathan J. Lachowsky and David J. Brennan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:59

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In February, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). In June, 2016, the federal government passed Bill C-14, permitting MAiD. Current medical students will ...

    Authors: Eli Xavier Bator, Bethany Philpott and Andrew Paul Costa

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:58

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Protecting human subjects from being exploited is one of the main ethical challenges for clinical research. However, there is also a responsibility to protect and respect the communities who are hosting the re...

    Authors: Sanna-Maria Nurmi, Arja Halkoaho, Mari Kangasniemi and Anna-Maija Pietilä

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:57

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Health checks identify (risk factors for) disease in people without symptoms. They may be offered by the government through population screenings and by other providers to individual users as ‘personal health ...

    Authors: Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher and Maartje H. N. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:55

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The doctor-patient relationship is a crucial aspect of primary-care practice Research on associations between quality of care provision and burnout and empathy in a primary care setting could improve this rela...

    Authors: Oriol Yuguero, Josep Ramon Marsal, Miquel Buti, Montserrat Esquerda and Jorge Soler-González

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:54

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The increased use of information technology in every day health care creates vast amounts of stored health data that can be used for research. The secondary research use of routinely collected data raises ques...

    Authors: Thomas Ploug and Søren Holm

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:51

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The informed-consent process should be one of meaningful information exchange between researchers and study participants. One of the responsibilities of research ethics committees is to oversee appropriate inf...

    Authors: Pornpimon Adams, Sukanya Prakobtham, Chanthima Limpattaracharoen, Sumeth Suebtrakul, Pitchapa Vutikes, Srisin Khusmith, Polrat Wilairatana, Paul Adams and Jaranit Kaewkungwal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:50

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools have a major impact on future doctors’ ethics and their attitudes towards cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry. From childhood, medical students who are related to a physician are expos...

    Authors: Marta Makowska

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:49

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is an interdisciplinary protocol, aiming to ensure that dying patients receive dignified and individualized treatment and care at the end-of-life. LCP was originally developed ...

    Authors: Bettina S. Husebø, Elisabeth Flo and Knut Engedal

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:48

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:52

  24. Content type: Research article

    This paper proposes a refocusing of consent for clinical genetic testing, moving away from an emphasis on autonomy and information provision, towards an emphasis on the virtues of healthcare professionals seek...

    Authors: Gabrielle Natalie Samuel, Sandi Dheensa, Bobbie Farsides, Angela Fenwick and Anneke Lucassen

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:47

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Carrier screening is generally performed with the aim of identifying healthy couples at risk of having a child affected with a monogenic disorder to provide them with reproductive options. Expanded carrier scr...

    Authors: Sandra Janssens, Davit Chokoshvili, Danya F. Vears, Anne De Paepe and Pascal Borry

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:46

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The conduct of research in settings affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes is challenging, particularly when infrastructures and resources were already limited pre-disaster. However, ...

    Authors: Catherine M. Tansey, James Anderson, Renaud F. Boulanger, Lisa Eckenwiler, John Pringle, Lisa Schwartz and Matthew Hunt

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:44

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  27. Content type: Debate

    Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa experienced the largest ever outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease. In the absence of registered treatments or vaccines to control this lethal disease, the World Health Organizatio...

    Authors: Emilie Alirol, Annette C. Kuesel, Maria Magdalena Guraiib, Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Abha Saxena and Melba F. Gomes

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:43

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:45

  28. Content type: Debate

    Ethical issues related to comparative effectiveness research, or research that compares existing standards of care, have recently received considerable attention. In this paper we focus on how Ethics Review Commi...

    Authors: Reidar K. Lie, Francis K.L. Chan, Christine Grady, Vincent H. Ng and David Wendler

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:42

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This paper joins the debate over changes in the role of health professionals when applying advance directives to manage the decision-making process at the end of life care. Issues in relation to advance direct...

    Authors: Eimantas Peicius, Aurelija Blazeviciene and Raimondas Kaminskas

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:40

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is reportedly the most effective therapy for relapsing Clostridium Difficile infection (CDI) and a potential therapeutic option for many diseases. It also poses important et...

    Authors: Yonghui Ma, Jinqiu Yang, Bota Cui, Hongzhi Xu, Chuanxing Xiao and Faming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:39

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The use of coercion is morally problematic and requires an ongoing critical reflection. We wondered if not knowing or being uncertain whether coercion is morally right or justified (i.e. experiencing moral dou...

    Authors: Bert Molewijk, Almar Kok, Tonje Husum, Reidar Pedersen and Olaf Aasland

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:37

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Obtaining prospective written consent from women to participate in trials when they are experiencing an obstetric emergency is challenging. Alternative consent pathways, such as gaining verbal consent at enrol...

    Authors: J. Lawton, N. Hallowell, C. Snowdon, J. E. Norman, K. Carruthers and F. C. Denison

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:36

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is ambiguity with regard to what counts as an acceptable level of risk in clinical research in pregnant women and there is no input from stakeholders relative to such research risks. The aim of our paper...

    Authors: Indira S. E. van der Zande, Rieke van der Graaf, Martijn A. Oudijk and Johannes J. M. van Delden

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:35

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Researchers are required to seek consent from Indigenous communities prior to conducting research but there is inadequate information about how Indigenous people understand and become fully engaged with this c...

    Authors: E.F.M. Fitzpatrick, G. Macdonald, A.L.C. Martiniuk, H. D’Antoine, J. Oscar, M. Carter, T. Lawford and E.J. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:34

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In this article we aim to assess the ethical desirability of self-test diagnostic kits for influenza, focusing in particular on the potential benefits and challenges posed by a new, mobile phone-based tool cur...

    Authors: Benedict Rumbold, Clare Wenham and James Wilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:33

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Biobanks and biospecimen collections are becoming a primary means of delivering personalized diagnostics and tailoring individualized therapeutics. This shift towards precision medicine (PM) requires interacti...

    Authors: Leena Merdad, Lama Aldakhil, Rawan Gadi, Mourad Assidi, Salina Y. Saddick, Adel Abuzenadah, Jim Vaught, Abdelbaset Buhmeida and Mohammed H. Al-Qahtani

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:32

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  37. Content type: Editorial

    In 2014, the editorial board of BMC Medical Ethics came together to devise sections for the journal that would (a) give structure to the journal (b) help ensure that authors’ research is matched to the most appro...

    Authors: Kristine Bærøe, Jonathan Ives, Martine de Vries and Jan Schildmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:30

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  38. Content type: Debate

    Despite the growing recognition for the need to improve the health of prisoners in Canada and the need for health research, there has been little discussion of the ethical issues with regards to health researc...

    Authors: Diego S. Silva, Flora I. Matheson and James V. Lavery

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:31

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  39. Content type: Debate

    Consent remains a crucial, yet challenging, cornerstone of clinical practice. The ethical, legal and professional understandings of this construct have evolved away from a doctor-centred act to a patient-centr...

    Authors: Barry G. Main, Angus G. K. McNair, Richard Huxtable, Jenny L. Donovan, Steven J. Thomas, Paul Kinnersley and Jane M. Blazeby

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:29

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  40. Content type: Correspondence

    The anticipation of ethical issues that may arise with the clinical use of genomic technologies is crucial to envision their future implementation in a manner sensitive to local contexts. Yet, populations in l...

    Authors: Thierry Hurlimann, Iris Jaitovich Groisman and Béatrice Godard

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:28

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  41. Content type: Debate

    The 11 original regions for organ allocation in the United States were determined by proximity between hospitals that provided deceased donors and transplant programs. As liver transplants became more successf...

    Authors: Brendan Parent and Arthur L. Caplan

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:26

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Robust technology infrastructure is needed to enable learning health care systems to improve quality, access, and cost. Such infrastructure relies on the trust and confidence of individuals to share their heal...

    Authors: Katherine K. Kim, Pamela Sankar, Machelle D. Wilson and Sarah C. Haynes

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:25

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