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    Concept of defensive medicine and litigation among Sudanese doctors working in obstetrics and gynecology.A. Ali AbdelAziem, E. Hummeida Moawia, A. M. Elhassan Yasir, O. M. Nabag Wisal, A. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed & K. Adam Gamal - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Obstetrics and gynaecology always has reputation for being a highly litigious. The field of obstetrics and gynaecology is surrounded by different circumstances that stimulate the doctors to practice defensive..
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    On normative judgments and ethics.Arandjelović Ognjen - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    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...
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    Steps toward improving ethical evaluation in health technology assessment: a proposed framework.Nazila Assasi, Jean-Eric Tarride, Daria O’Reilly & Lisa Schwartz - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    While evaluation of ethical aspects in health technology assessment has gained much attention during the past years, the integration of ethics in HTA practice still presents many challenges. In response...
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    Staff’s normative attitudes towards coercion: the role of moral doubt and professional context—a cross-sectional survey study.Almar Kok Bert Molewijk, Reidar Pedersen Tonje Husum & Olaf Aasland - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    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...
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    Regulatory and policy tools to address unproven stem cell interventions in Canada: the need for action.Timothy Caulfield & Blake Murdoch - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    The marketing of unproven direct-to-consumer stem cell interventions is becoming widespread in Canada. There is little evidence supporting their use and they have been associated with a range of harms. Canada has been slower to act against clinics offering these interventions than other jurisdictions, including the United States. Here, we outline the regulatory and policy tools available in Canada to address this growing problem. Health Canada’s regulations governing cell therapies are complex, but recent statements make it clear that Health Canada (...)
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    A qualitative study on existential suffering and assisted suicide in Switzerland.Marie-Estelle Gaignard & Samia Hurst - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    In Switzerland, people can be granted access to assisted suicide on condition that the person whose wish is to die performs the fatal act, that he has his decisional capacity and that the assisting person...
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    Values and DSM-5: looking at the debate on attenuated psychosis syndrome.Arthur Maciel Nunes Gonçalves, Clarissa de Rosalmeida Dantas & Claudio E. M. Banzato - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Although values have increasingly received attention in psychiatric literature over the last three decades, their role has been only partially acknowledged in psychiatric classification endeavors. The review p..
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    Leaving patients to their own devices? Smart technology, safety and therapeutic relationships.Anita Ho & Oliver Quick - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    This debate article explores how smart technologies may create a double-edged sword for patient safety and effective therapeutic relationships. Increasing utilization of health monitoring devices by patients w...
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    Incidental findings of uncertain significance: To know or not to know - that is not the question.Bjørn Hofmann - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Although the “right not to know” is well established in international regulations, it has been heavily debated. Ubiquitous results from extended exome and genome analysis have challenged the right not to know...
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    Citizen science or scientific citizenship? Disentangling the uses of public engagement rhetoric in national research initiatives.Michelle J. Patrick Woolley, Harriet L. McGowan, Victoria Coathup J. A. Teare, R. Fishman Jennifer, A. Settersten Richard, Jane Kaye Sigrid Sterckx & T. Juengst Eric - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    The language of “participant-driven research,” “crowdsourcing” and “citizen science” is increasingly being used to encourage the public to become involved in research ventures as both subjects and scientists....
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    Making space for empathy: supporting doctors in the emotional labour of clinical care.Angeliki Kerasidou & Ruth Horn - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    The academic and medical literature highlights the positive effects of empathy for patient care. Yet, very little attention has been given to the impact of the requirement for empathy on the physicians themsel..
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    Controversies surrounding continuous deep sedation at the end of life: the parliamentary and societal debates in France.Kasper Raus, Kenneth Chambaere & Sigrid Sterckx - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Continuous deep sedation at the end of life is a practice that has been the topic of considerable ethical debate, for example surrounding its perceived similarity or dissimilarity with physician-assisted dying...
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    Knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare ethics among resident doctors and ward nurses from a resource poor setting, Nepal.Kumar Paudel Samaj Adhikari, R. Aro Arja, Bipin Adhikari Tara Ballav Adhikari & Shiva Raj Mishra - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Healthcare ethics is neglected in clinical practice in LMICs such as Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of knowledge, attitude and practi...
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    Qualitative study on custodianship of human biological material and data stored in biobanks.Michiel Verlinden, Herman Nys, Nadine Ectors & Isabelle Huys - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Balancing the rights and obligations of custodians and applicants in relation to access to biobanks is of utmost importance to guarantee trust and confidence. This study aimed to reveal which issues divide dif..
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    Assessment model for the justification of intrusive lifestyle interventions: literature study, reasoning and empirical testing.Michiel Wesseling, Lode Wigersma & Gerrit van der Wal - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    In many countries health insurers, employers and especially governments are increasingly using pressure and coercion to enhance healthier lifestyles. For example by ever higher taxes on cigarettes and alcoholi..
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    Evaluation of moral case deliberation at the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate: a pilot study.Guy Widdershoven Wike Seekles, Gonny van Dalfsen Paul Robben & Bert Molewijk - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    Moral case deliberation as a form of clinical ethics support is usually implemented in health care institutions and educational programs. While there is no previous research on the use of clinical ethics...
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