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  1. Gabrielle Christenhusz, Koenraad Devriendt & Kris Dierickx (2014). Empirical Ethics: The “Missing Link” in Incidental Findings Recommendations. American Journal of Bioethics 14 (3):31-33.
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  2. Bege Dauda & Kris Dierickx (2013). Benefit Sharing: An Exploration on the Contextual Discourse of a Changing Concept. [REVIEW] BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):36.
    The concept of benefit sharing has been a topical issue on the international stage for more than two decades, gaining prominence in international law, research ethics and political philosophy. In spite of this prominence, the concept of benefit sharing is not devoid of controversies related to its definition and justification. This article examines the discourses and justifications of benefit sharing concept.
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  3. Kris Dierickx (2013). Christelijke Ethiek En De Geest Van Het Kapitalisme. Bijdragen 57 (2):158-188.
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  4. Ghiath Alahmad, Mohammad Al-Jumah & Kris Dierickx (2012). Review of National Research Ethics Regulations and Guidelines in Middle Eastern Arab Countries. [REVIEW] BMC Medical Ethics 13 (1):34-.
    Background Research ethics guidelines are essential for conducting medical research. Recently, numerous attempts have been made to establish national clinical research documents in the countries of the Middle East. This article analyzes these documents. Methods Thirteen Arab countries in the Middle East were explored for available national codes, regulations, and guidelines concerning research ethics, and 10 documents from eight countries were found. We studied these documents, considering the ethical principles stated in the Declaration of Helsinki, the Council for International Organizations (...)
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  5. Ghiath Alahmad & Kris Dierickx (2012). What Do Islamic Institutional Fatwas Say About Medical and Research Confidentiality and Breach of Confidentiality? Developing World Bioethics 12 (2):104-112.
    Protecting confidentiality is an essential value in all human relationships, no less in medical practice and research.1 Doctor-patient and researcher-participant relationships are built on trust and on the understanding those patients' secrets will not be disclosed.2 However, this confidentiality can be breached in some situations where it is necessary to meet a strong conflicting duty.3Confidentiality, in a general sense, has received much interest in Islamic resources including the Qur'an, Sunnah and juristic writings. However, medical and research confidentiality have not been (...)
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  6. Bege Dauda & Kris Dierickx (2012). Health, Human Right, and Health Inequalities: Alternative Concepts in Placing Health Research as Justice for Global Health. American Journal of Bioethics 12 (11):42-44.
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  7. D. G. Kirchhoffer & K. Dierickx (2012). Human Dignity and Consent in Research Biobanking. South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 5 (2).
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  8. W. Pinxten, Y. Denier, M. Dooms, J. -J. Cassiman & K. Dierickx (2012). A Fair Share for the Orphans: Ethical Guidelines for a Fair Distribution of Resources Within the Bounds of the 10-Year-Old European Orphan Drug Regulation. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (3):148-153.
    For a significant number of patients, there exists no, or only little, interest in developing a treatment for their disease or condition. Especially with regard to rare diseases, the lack of commercial interest in drug development is a burning issue. Several interventions have been made in the regulatory field in order to address the commercial disinterest in these conditions. However, existing regulations mainly focus on the provision of incentives to the sponsors of clinical trials of orphan drugs, and leave unanswered (...)
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  9. Kristien Hens, Herman Nys, Jean-Jacques Cassiman & Kris Dierickx (2011). The Return of Individual Research Findings in Paediatric Genetic Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (3):179-183.
    The combination of the issue of return of individual genetic results/incidental findings and paediatric biobanks is not much discussed in ethical literature. The traditional arguments pro and con return of such findings focus on principles such as respect for persons, autonomy and solidarity. Two dimensions have been distilled from the discussion on return of individual results in a genetic research context: the respect for a participant’s autonomy and the duty of the researcher. Concepts such as autonomy and solidarity do not (...)
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  10. D. G. Kirchhoffer & K. Dierickx (2011). Human Dignity and Human Tissue: A Meaningful Ethical Relationship? Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (9):552-556.
    Human dignity has long been used as a foundational principle in policy documents and ethical guidelines intended to govern various forms of biomedical research. Despite the vast amount of literature concerning human dignity and embryonic tissues, the majority of biomedical research uses non-embryonic human tissue. Therefore, this contribution addresses a notable lacuna in the literature: the relationship, if any, between human dignity and human tissue. This paper first elaborates a multidimensional understanding of human dignity that overcomes many of the shortcomings (...)
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  11. A. Patyn & K. Dierickx (2010). Forensic DNA Databases: Genetic Testing as a Societal Choice. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (5):319-320.
    In this brief report, the authors argue that while a lot of concerns about forensic DNA databases have been raised using arguments from biomedical ethics, these databases are used in a complete different context from other biomedical tools. Because they are used in the struggle against crime, the decision to create or store a genetic profile cannot be left to the individual. Instead, this decision is made by officials of a society. These decisions have to be based on a policy (...)
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  12. W. Pinxten, H. Nys & K. Dierickx (2010). Access to Investigational Medicinal Products for Minors in Europe: Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Negotiating Children's Access to Investigational Medicines. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (12):791-794.
    Patients who search for a better treatment, an increased quality of life, or even a chance to preserve life itself may claim to have an interest in accessing investigational medicinal products (IMP), particularly when no validated treatment for their disease or condition exists. For many, awaiting the uncertain and time-consuming process of converting an IMP into an approved drug may not appear a realistic option, as prognoses may be grim and a dramatic outcome may seem hard to avert. Gaining access (...)
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  13. Wim Pinxten, Herman Nys & Kris Dierickx (2009). Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Pediatric Research Supporting the Non-Clinical Application of Fmr Imaging. American Journal of Bioethics 9 (1):21 – 23.
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  14. Leen Trommelmans & Kris Dierickx (2009). Standard of Care in Clinical Research with Human Tissue Engineered Products (Hteps). American Journal of Bioethics 9 (3):44 – 45.
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  15. Leen Trommelmans, Joseph Selling & Kris Dierickx (2009). Is Tissue Engineering a New Paradigm in Medicine? Consequences for the Ethical Evaluation of Tissue Engineering Research. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (4):459-467.
    Ex-vivo tissue engineering is a quickly developing medical technology aiming to regenerate tissue through the introduction of an ex-vivo created tissue construct instead of restoring the damaged tissue to some level of functionality. Tissue engineering is considered by some as a new medical paradigm. We analyse this claim and identify tissue engineering’s fundamental characteristics, focusing on the aim of the intervention and on the complexity and continuity of the process. We inquire how these features have an impact not only on (...)
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  16. P. Borry, L. Stultiens, T. Goffin, H. Nys & K. Dierickx (2008). Minors and Informed Consent in Carrier Testing: A Survey of European Clinical Geneticists. Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (5):370-374.
    Purpose: A study was made of attitudes of clinical geneticists regarding the age at which minors should be allowed to undergo a carrier test and the reasons they provide to explain their answer. Methods: European clinical institutions where genetic counselling is offered to patients were contacted. 177 (63%) of the 287 eligible respondents answered a questionnaire. Results: Clinical geneticists were significantly more in favour of providing a carrier test to a younger person if the request was made together with the (...)
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  17. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2008). The Origin and Emergence of Empirical Ethics. In Guy Widdershoven (ed.), Empirical Ethics in Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. 37--50.
  18. Wim Pinxten, Herman Nys & Kris Dierickx (2008). Regulating Trust in Pediatric Clinical Trials. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 11 (4):439-444.
    The participation of minors in clinical trials is essential to provide safe and effective medical care to children. Because few drugs have been tested in children, pediatricians are forced to prescribe medications off-label with uncertain efficacy and safety. In this article, we analyze how the enrollment of minors in clinical trials is negotiated within relationships of mutual trust between clinicians, minors, and their parents. After a brief description of the problems associated with involving minors in clinical research, we consider how (...)
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  19. L. Trommelmans, J. Selling & K. Dierickx (2008). Ethical Reflections on Clinical Trials with Human Tissue Engineered Products. Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9):e1-e1.
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  20. N. van Camp & K. Dierickx (2008). The Retention of Forensic DNA Samples: A Socio-Ethical Evaluation of Current Practices in the EU. Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (8):606-610.
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  21. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2006). Author, Contributor or Just a Signer? A Quantitative Analysis of Authorship Trends in the Field of Bioethics. Bioethics 20 (4):213–220.
  22. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2006). Evidence‐Based Medicine and its Role in Ethical Decision‐Making. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 12 (3):306-311.
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  23. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2006). How International is Bioethics? A Quantitative Retrospective Study. BMC Medical Ethics 7 (1):1-6.
    Background 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 article aims to examine the international distribution of publications in the field of bioethics. Methods Retrospective quantitative study of nine peer reviewed journals in the field of bioethics and medical ethics (Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Hastings Center Report, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Kennedy (...)
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  24. Kris Dierickx (2006). De Concepten Ziekte En Gezondheid in Het Licht Van de Normativiteitsvraag. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (2):231 - 250.
    In classical speculation on medical matters health is conceived of as a bodily statewhich is in accordance with Nature. It is a state of natural balance in the mixture (complexio) of the primary qualities of the human body. Although few of the details in theancient natural philosophy and the Galenic philosophy of health have survived, it is important to note that two of the ancient ideas still influence the thoughts: the idea ofa balance between opposing elements or forces, and, in (...)
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  25. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2005). The Birth of the Empirical Turn in Bioethics. Bioethics 19 (1):49–71.
  26. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2004). Empirical Ethics: A Challenge to Bioethics. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (1):1-3.
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  27. Pascal Borry, Paul Schotsmans & Kris Dierickx (2004). What is the Role of Empirical Research in Bioethical Reflection and Decision-Making? An Ethical Analysis. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (1):41-53.
    The field of bioethics is increasingly coming into contact with empirical research findings. In this article, we ask what role empirical research can play in the process of ethical clarification and decision-making. Ethical reflection almost always proceeds in three steps: the description of the moral question,the assessment of the moral question and the evaluation of the decision-making. Empirical research can contribute to each step of this process. In the description of the moral object, first of all, empirical research has a (...)
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  28. Bart Hansen, Kris Dierickx & Paul Schotsmans (2004). Voortplantingsgericht klonen. Bijdragen 65 (2):170-188.
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  29. G. de Wert, R. L. P. Berghmans, G. J. Boer, S. Andersen, B. Brambati, A. S. Carvalho, K. Dierickx, S. Elliston, P. Nunez, W. Osswald & M. Vicari (2002). Ethical Guidance on Human Embryonic and Fetal Tissue Transplantation: A European Overview. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (1):79-90.
    This article presents an overview ofregulations, guidelines and societal debates ineight member states of the EC about a)embryonic and fetal tissue transplantation(EFTT), and b) the use of human embryonic stemcells (hES cells) for research into celltherapy, including `therapeutic' cloning. Thereappears to be a broad acceptance of EFTT inthese countries. In most countries guidance hasbeen developed. There is a `strong' consensusabout some of the central conditions for `goodclinical practice' regarding EFTT.International differences concern, amongstothers, some of the informed consent issuesinvolved, and the (...)
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  30. Kris Dierickx (2002). Ethical Aspects of Genetic Testing. In Chris Gastmans (ed.), Between Technology and Humanity: The Impact of Technology on Health Care Ethics. Leuven University Press.
     
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  31. Kris Dierickx (2000). De invloed van het'Humane Genome Project'op de concepten van ziekte en gezondheid. Wijsgerig Perspectief 40:132-137.
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  32. P. Borry, P. Schotsmans & K. Dierickx (1995). Empirical Research in Bioethical Journals. Journal of Medical Ethics 32:240-245.
     
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