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  1. Lucy Frith, Bridget Young & Kerry Woolfall (2014). Patient and Public Participation in Health Care: Can We Do It Better? American Journal of Bioethics 14 (6):17-18.
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  2. L. Frith (2013). The NHS and Market Forces in Healthcare: The Need for Organisational Ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (1):17-21.
    The NHS in England is an organisation undergoing substantial change. The passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, consolidates and builds on previous health policies and introduces further ‘market-style’ reforms of the NHS. One of the main aspects of these reforms is to encourage private and third sector providers to deliver NHS services. The rationale for this is to foster a more competitive market in healthcare to encourage greater efficiency and innovation. This changing healthcare environment in the English (...)
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  3. Lucy Frith (2013). Donor Conception and Mandatory Paternity Testing: The Right to Know and the Right to Be Told. American Journal of Bioethics 13 (5):50-52.
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  4. Lucy Frith & Eric Blyth (2013). They Can't Have My Embryo: The Ethics of Conditional Embryo Donation. Bioethics 27 (6):317-324.
    There are substantial numbers of frozen embryos in storage that will not be used by those who produced them for their own fertility treatment. One option for such embryos is to donate them to others to use in their fertility treatment. There has been considerable debate about how this process should be organized. In the US, there are embryo adoption programmes that mediate between those relinquishing embryos and potential recipients. This is a form of conditional embryo donation, where the relinquishing (...)
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  5. Kerry Woolfall, Lucy Frith, Carrol Gamble & Bridget Young (2013). How Experience Makes a Difference: Practitioners' Views on the Use of Deferred Consent in Paediatric and Neonatal Emergency Care Trials. BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):45.
    In 2008 UK legislation was amended to enable the use of deferred consent for paediatric emergency care (EC) trials in recognition of the practical and ethical difficulties of obtaining prospective consent in an emergency situation. However, ambiguity about how to make deferred consent acceptable to parents, children and practitioners remains. In particular, little is known about practitioners’ views and experiences of seeking deferred consent in this setting.
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  6. Christopher Dowrick & Lucy Frith (2012). General Practice and Ethics. Routledge.
    Explores the ethical issues faced by GPs in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes; the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners' responsibilities.
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  7. Lucy Frith (2010). Empirical Ethics: A Growing Area of Bioethics. Clinical Ethics 5 (2):51-53.
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  8. Lucy Frith (2010). Symbiotic Empirical Ethics: A Practical Methodology. Bioethics 26 (4):198-206.
    Like any discipline, bioethics is a developing field of academic inquiry; and recent trends in scholarship have been towards more engagement with empirical research. This ‘empirical turn’ has provoked extensive debate over how such ‘descriptive’ research carried out in the social sciences contributes to the distinctively normative aspect of bioethics. This paper will address this issue by developing a practical research methodology for the inclusion of data from social science studies into ethical deliberation. This methodology will be based on a (...)
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  9. L. Frith (2009). Process and Consensus: Ethical Decision-Making in the Infertility Clinic--A Qualitative Study. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (11):662-667.
    Infertility treatment is a speciality that has attracted considerable attention both from the public and bioethicists. The focus of this attention has mainly been on the dramatic dilemmas created by theses technologies. Relatively little is known, however, about how clinicians approach and resolve ethical issues on an everyday basis. The central aim of this study is to gain insight into these neglected aspects of practice. It was found that, for the clinicians, the process by which ethical decisions were made was (...)
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  10. L. Frith (2009). Use or Ornament? Clinical Ethics Committees in Infertility Units: A Qualitative Study. Clinical Ethics 4 (2):91-97.
    This paper examines the role of clinical ethics committees (CECs) in infertility clinics in the UK, focusing on whether they usefully support infertility clinicians' ethical decision-making. The overall aim of the study reported here was to investigate how infertility clinicians approached and handled ethical problems in their everyday practice and this paper reports on one aspect of these data – what they thought about the use of CECs. This paper gives an overview of what arrangements there are for such committees (...)
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  11. Bert Molewijk & Lucy Frith (2009). Empirical Ethics: Who is the Don Quixote? Bioethics 23 (4):ii-iv.
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  12. S. Boraei, C. Clark & L. Frith (2008). Labioplasty in Girls Under 18 Years of Age: An Unethical Procedure? Clinical Ethics 3 (1):37-41.
    Labioplasty is a surgical procedure performed to alter the size and shape of the labia minora. The reasons for women requesting this procedure remain largely unknown and recently girls and young women under the age of 18 years have been requesting this type of surgery. This paper examines the ethical acceptability of performing this procedure on under 18s. We will first discuss whether labioplasty can be considered to be a therapeutic technique. We will claim that, while it is difficult to (...)
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  13. L. Frith (2005). HIV Testing and Informed Consent. Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (12):699-700.
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  14. L. Frith (2003). The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook: Case Studies, Commentaries and Activities: M Parker, Donna Dickenson. Cambridge University Press, 2001, 29.95, Pp 359. ISBN 0521788633. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (4):7e-7.
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  15. L. Frith (2002). Life Choices: A Hastings Center Introduction to Bioethics, 2nd Edn.: Edited by J H Howell, W F Sale. Georgetown University Press, 2000, Pound25.25 (Pb), Pp 601. ISBN 0-87840-757-X. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (2):131-a-131.
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  16. Lucy Frith (2001). Beneath the Rhetoric: The Role of Rights in the Practice of Non-Anonymous Gamete Donation. Bioethics 15 (5-6):473-484.
  17. Christopher Dowrick & Lucy Frith (eds.) (1999). General Practice and Ethics: Uncertainty and Responsibility. Routledge.
    Explores the ethical issues faced by GPs in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes; the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners' responsibilities.
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  18. Lucy Frith (1999). Priority Setting and Evidence Based Purchasing. Health Care Analysis 7 (2):139-151.
    The purpose of this paper is to consider the role that values play in priority setting through the use of EBP. It is important to be clear about the role of values at all levels of the decision making process. At one level, society as a whole has to make decisions about the kind of health provision that it wants. As is generally accepted, these priority setting questions cannot be answered by medical science alone but involve important judgements of value. (...)
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  19. Lucy Frith (1997). Book Review: Women and Health Care Industry: An Unhealthy Relationship? Peggy Foster, 1995, Open University Press, 224 Pages, £45.00 Hardback, £13.99 Paperback, ISBN 0-335-09472-4 (Paperback). [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 5 (2):171-172.
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  20. L. Frith (1996). Good Clinical Practice and Ethics in European Drug Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 22 (4):249-249.
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