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Henry Silverman
University of Maryland at Baltimore
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    Identifying Structures, Processes, Resources and Needs of Research Ethics Committees in Egypt.Hany Sleem, Samer S. El-Kamary & Henry J. Silverman - 2010 - BMC Medical Ethics 11 (1):12-.
    Background: Concerns have been expressed regarding the adequacy of ethics review systems in developing countries. Limited data are available regarding the structural and functional status of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in the Middle East. The purpose of this study was to survey the existing RECs in Egypt to better understand their functioning status, perceived resource needs, and challenges. Methods: We distributed a self-administered survey tool to Egyptian RECs to collect information on the following domains: general characteristics of the REC, membership (...)
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    Organizational Ethics in Healthcare Organizations: Proactively Managing the Ethical Climate to Ensure Organizational Integrity. [REVIEW]Henry J. Silverman - 2000 - HEC Forum 12 (3):202-215.
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    Perceived Comfort Level of Medical Students and Residents in Handling Clinical Ethics Issues.Henry J. Silverman, Julien Dagenais, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Laura Caputo, Matthew W. Christian, Bert W. Maidment, Anna Binstock, Akinbowale Oyalowo & Malini Moni - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (1):55-58.
    Background Studies have shown that medical students and residents believe that their ethics preparation has been inadequate for handling ethical conflicts. The objective of this study was to determine the self-perceived comfort level of medical students and residents in confronting clinical ethics issues. Methods Clinical medical students and residents at the University of Maryland School of Medicine completed a web-based survey between September 2009 and February 2010. The survey consisted of a demographic section, questions regarding the respondents’ sense of comfort (...)
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    Attitudes, Understanding, and Concerns Regarding Medical Research Amongst Egyptians: A Qualitative Pilot Study. [REVIEW]Susan S. Khalil, Henry J. Silverman, May Raafat, Samer El-Kamary & Maged El-Setouhy - 2007 - BMC Medical Ethics 8 (1):9.
    Medical research must involve the participation of human subjects. Knowledge of patients' perspectives and concerns with their involvement in research would enhance recruitment efforts, improve the informed consent process, and enhance the overall trust between patients and investigators. Several studies have examined the views of patients from Western countries. There is limited empirical research involving the perspectives of individuals from developing countries. The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of Egyptian individuals toward medical research. Such information would (...)
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    Knowledge, Awareness, Attitudes, and Practices Towards Research Ethics and Research Ethics Committees Among Myanmar Post-Graduate Students.Mo Mo Than, Hein Htike & Henry J. Silverman - forthcoming - Asian Bioethics Review.
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    Ensuring Quality in Clinical Ethics Consultations: Perspectives of Ethicists Regarding Process and Prior Training of Consultants.Henry J. Silverman, Emily Bellavance & Brian H. Childs - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (2):29-31.
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    The Adequacy of Informed Consent Forms in Genetic Research in Oman: A Pilot Study.Asya Al-Riyami, Deepali Jaju, Sanjay Jaju & Henry J. Silverman - 2011 - Developing World Bioethics 11 (2):57-62.
    Genetic research presents ethical challenges to the achievement of valid informed consent, especially in developing countries with areas of low literacy. During the last several years, a number of genetic research proposals involving Omani nationals were submitted to the Department of Research and Studies, Ministry of Health, Oman.The objective of this paper is to report on the results of an internal quality assurance initiative to determine the extent of the information being provided in genetic research informed consent forms. In order (...)
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    Assessing Research Ethics Committees in Myanmar: Results of a Self-Assessment Tool.Zaw Zaw Oo, Min Wun, Yin Thet Nu Oo, Kyaw Swa Mya & Henry J. Silverman - 2020 - Asian Bioethics Review 12 (1):37-49.
    Human subjects research has increased in Myanmar since 2010 and, accordingly, the establishment of research ethics committees has increased review of these research studies. However, characteristics that reflect the operations of RECs in Myanmar have not been assessed. To assess the structures and processes of RECs at medical institutions in Myanmar, we used a self-assessment tool for RECs operating in low- and middle-income countries. This tool consists of the following ten domains: organizational aspects, membership and ethics training, submission arrangements and (...)
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    Expression of Therapeutic Misconception Amongst Egyptians: A Qualitative Pilot Study.Mayyada Wazaify, Susan S. Khalil & Henry J. Silverman - 2009 - BMC Medical Ethics 10 (1):7-.
    BackgroundStudies have shown that research participants fail to appreciate the difference between research and medical care, labeling such phenomenon as a "therapeutic misconception" (TM). Since research activity involving human participants is increasing in the Middle East, qualitative research investigating aspects of TM is warranted. Our objective was to assess for the existence of therapeutic misconception amongst Egyptians.MethodsStudy Tool: We developed a semi-structured interview guide to elicit the knowledge, attitudes, and perspectives of Egyptians regarding medical research.Setting: We recruited individuals from the (...)
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    Capacity Mapping of National Ethics Committees in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.Alaa Abou-Zeid, Mohammad Afzal & Henry J. Silverman - 2009 - BMC Medical Ethics 10 (1):8.
    Ethics issues in the areas of science, technology and medicine have emerged during the last few decades. Many countries have responded by establishing ethics committees at the national level. Identification of National Ethics Committees (NECs) in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) region and the extent of their functions and capacity would be helpful in developing capacity building programs that address the needs of these committees. Accordingly, we conducted a survey to determine the characteristics of existing NECs in the EM region.
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    Were There “Additional Foreseeable Risks” in the SUPPORT Study? Lessons Not Learned From the ARDSnet Clinical Trials.Henry J. Silverman & Didier Dreyfuss - 2015 - Hastings Center Report 45 (1):21-29.
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    Revitalizing a Hospital Ethics Committee.Henry J. Silverman - 1994 - HEC Forum 6 (4):189-222.
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    Nurses' Perspectives on Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act.Henry J. Silverman, Sara T. Fry & Niti Armistead - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (1):30.
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    Applicability of a Function-Based Approach to Informed Consent in International Settings.Henry J. Silverman & Shahd Osman - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (12):25-27.
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    What Counts as Equipoise?Henry J. Silverman & Didier Dreyfuss - 2015 - Hastings Center Report 45 (3):3-4.