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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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