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  1. By Author.Nikola Biller-Andorno, Alexander Morgan, Andrea Boggio, Alex See Capron & Mark T. Brown - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (4):415-418.
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    Physicians’ Personal Values in Determining Medical Decision-Making Capacity: A Survey Study.Helena Hermann, Manuel Trachsel & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (9):739-744.
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    Nanomedicine–Emerging or Re-Emerging Ethical Issues? A Discussion of Four Ethical Themes.Christian Lenk & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2007 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (2):173-184.
    Nanomedicine plays a prominent role among emerging technologies. The spectrum of potential applications is as broad as it is promising. It includes the use of nanoparticles and nanodevices for diagnostics, targeted drug delivery in the human body, the production of new therapeutic materials as well as nanorobots or nanoprotheses. Funding agencies are investing large sums in the development of this area, among them the European Commission, which has launched a large network for life-sciences related nanotechnology. At the same time government (...)
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    Emotion and Value in the Evaluation of Medical Decision-Making Capacity: A Narrative Review of Arguments.Helena Hermann, Manuel Trachsel, Bernice S. Elger & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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    Lehrziele "Medizinethik im Medizinstudium".Nikola Biller-Andorno, Gerald Neitzke, Andreas Frewer & Claudia Wiesemann - 2003 - Ethik in der Medizin 15 (2):117-121.
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  6. Ethical Norms and the International Governance of Genetic Databases and Biobanks: Findings From an International Study.Capron Alexander Morgan, Mauron Alexandre, Elger Bernice Simone, Boggio Andrea, Ganguli-Mitra Agomoni & Biller-Andorno Nikola - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (2):101-124.
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    The Contribution of Kantian Moral Theory to Contemporary Medical Ethics: A Critical Analysis.Friedrich Heubel & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2005 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 8 (1):5-18.
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    Gender Imbalance in Living Organ Donation.Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2002 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (2):199-203.
    Living organ donation has developed into an important therapeutic option in transplantation medicine. However, there are some medico-ethical problems that come along with the increasing reliance on this organ source. One of these concerns is based on the observation that many more women than men function as living organ donors. Whereas discrimination and differential access have been extensively discussed in the context of cadaveric transplantation and other areas of health care, the issue of gender imbalance in living organ donation has (...)
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    Evidence-Based Medicine as an Instrument for Rational Health Policy.Nikola Biller-Andorno, Reidar K. Lie & Ruud Ter Meulen - 2002 - Health Care Analysis 10 (3):261-275.
    This article tries to present a broad view on the values and ethicalissues that are at stake in efforts to rationalize health policy on thebasis of economic evaluations (like cost-effectiveness analysis) andrandomly controlled clinical trials. Though such a rationalization isgenerally seen as an objective and `value free' process, moral valuesoften play a hidden role, not only in the production of `evidence', butalso in the way this evidence is used in policy making. For example, thedefinition of effectiveness of medical treatment or (...)
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    Would You Sell a Kidney in a Regulated Kidney Market? Results of an Exploratory Study.Annette Rid, Lucas Bachmann, Vincent Wettstein & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2009 - Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (9):558-564.
    Background: It is often claimed that a regulated kidney market would significantly reduce the kidney shortage, thus saving or improving many lives. Data are lacking, however, on how many people would consider selling a kidney in such a market. -/- Methods: A survey instrument, developed to assess behavioural dispositions to and attitudes about a hypothetical regulated kidney market, was given to Swiss third-year medical students. -/- Results: Respondents’ (n = 178) median age was 23 years. Their socioeconomic status was high (...)
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    The Use of the Placebo Effect in Clinical Medicine — Ethical Blunder or Ethical Imperative?Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2004 - Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (1):43-50.
    The current debate in medical ethics on placebos focuses mainly on their use in health research. Whereas this is certainly an important topic the discussion tends to overlook another longstanding but nevertheless highly relevant question, namely if and how the placebo effect should be employed in clinical practice. This paper describes the way the placebo effect is perceived in modern medicine and offers some historical reflections on how these perceptions have developed; discusses elements of a definition of the placebo effect; (...)
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    Gender in Medical Ethics: Re-Examining the Conceptual Basis of Empirical Research.Elisabeth Conradi, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Margarete Boos, Christina Sommer & Claudia Wiesemann - 2003 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (1):51-58.
    Conducting empirical research on gender in medical ethics is a challenge from a theoretical as well as a practical point of view. It still has to be clarified how gender aspects can be integrated without sustaining gender stereotypes. The developmental psychologist Carol Gilligan was among the first to question ethics from a gendered point of view. The notion of care introduced by her challenged conventional developmental psychology as well as moral philosophy. Gilligan was criticised, however, because her concept of ‘two (...)
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    Who Shall Be Allowed to Give? Living Organ Donors and the Concept of Autonomy.Nikola Biller-Andorno, George J. Agich, Karen Doepkens & Henning Schauenburg - 2001 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 22 (4):351-368.
    Free and informed consent is generally acknowledged as the legal andethical basis for living organ donation, but assessments of livingdonors are not always an easy matter. Sometimes it is necessary toinvolve psychosomatics or ethics consultation to evaluate a prospectivedonor to make certain that the requirements for a voluntary andautonomous decision are met. The paper focuses on the conceptualquestions underlying this evaluation process. In order to illustrate howdifferent views of autonomy influence the decision if a donor's offer isethically acceptable, three cases (...)
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    Iab Presidential Address: Bioethics in a Globalized World – Creating Space for Flourishing Human Relationships.Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2011 - Bioethics 25 (8):430-436.
    Bioethics in a globalized world is meeting a number of challenges – fundamentalism in its different forms, and a focus on economic growth neglecting issues such as equity and sustainability, being prominent among them. How well are we as bioethicists equipped to make meaningful contributions in these times? The paper identifies a number of restraints and proceeds to probe potential resources such as the capability approach, care ethics, cosmopolitanism, and pragmatism. These elements serve to outline a perspective that focuses on (...)
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    Pharmacogenetic Testing, Informed Consent and the Problem of Secondary Information.Christian Netzer & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2004 - Bioethics 18 (4):344–360.
  16. Zwischen Protektion und Protektionismus–medizinethische Überlegungen zur Teilnahme schwangerer Frauen an klinischen Studien.Nikola Biller-Andorno & Verina Wild - 2003 - In C. Wiesemann, A. Dörries, G. Wolfslast & A. Simon (eds.), Das Kind Als Patient. Campus. pp. 302--320.
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    Line, Please.Alan Meisel, Antal E. Solyom, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Eliane Pfister, Jean F. Martin & James S. Boal - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (2):4-8.
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    Between Solidarity and Self-Interest: How Fair is the "Club Model" for Organ Donation?Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4):19 – 20.
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    Applying Evidence to Support Ethical Decisions: Is the Placebo Really Powerless?Franz Porzsolt, Nicole Scholtz-Gorton, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Anke Thim, Karin Meissner, Irmgard Roeckl-Wiedmann, Barbara Herzberger, Renatus Ziegler, Wilhelm Gaus & Ernst Pöppel - 2004 - Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (1):119-132.
    Using placebos in day-to-day practice is an ethical problem. This paper summarises the available epidemiological evidence to support this difficult decision. Based on these data we propose to differentiate between placebo and “knowledge framing”. While the use of placebo should be confined to experimental settings in clinical trials, knowledge framing — which is only conceptually different from placebo — is a desired, expected and necessary component of any doctor-patient encounter. Examples from daily practice demonstrate both, the need to investigate the (...)
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    Different Understandings of Life as an Opportunity to Enrich the Debate About Synthetic Biology.Nikola Biller-Andorno, Daniel Gregorowius & Anna Deplazes-Zemp - 2015 - NanoEthics 9 (2):179-188.
    Comments and reports on synthetic biology often focus on the idea that this field may lead to synthetic life or life forms. Such claims attract general attention because “life” is a basic concept that is understood, interpreted and explained in multiple ways. While these different understandings of life may influence the ethical assessment of synthetic biology by experts and the public, this field might, in turn, influence how academics or the public view life. We suggest in this paper that synthetic (...)
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Views of Swiss Health Care Professionals. [REVIEW]Eliane Pfister & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2010 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (3):283-285.
    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Views of Swiss Health Care Professionals Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11673-010-9246-2 Authors Eliane Pfister, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland Nikola Biller-Andorno, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland Journal Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Online ISSN 1872-4353 Print ISSN 1176-7529 Journal Volume Volume 7 Journal Issue Volume 7, Number 3.
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    Applying Evidence to Support Ethical Decisions: Is the Placebo Really Powerless? [REVIEW]Prof Dr Franz Porzsolt, Nicole Scholtz-Gorton, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Anke Thim, Karin Meissner, Irmgard Roeckl-Wiedmann, Barbara Herzberger, Renatus Ziegler, Wilhelm Gaus & Ernst Pöppel - 2004 - Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (1):119-132.
    Using placebos in day-to-day practice is an ethical problem. This paper summarises the available epidemiological evidence to support this difficult decision. Based on these data we propose to differentiate between placebo and “knowledge framing”. While the use of placebo should be confined to experimental settings in clinical trials, knowledge framing — which is only conceptually different from placebo — is a desired, expected and necessary component of any doctor-patient encounter. Examples from daily practice demonstrate both, the need to investigate the (...)
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    Vulnerable Spender.Nikola Biller-Andorno & Henning Schauenburg - 2003 - Ethik in der Medizin 15 (1):25-35.
    Die Lebendorganspende entwickelt sich zunehmend zu einer wichtigen therapeutischen Option in der Transplantationsmedizin. Trotz der Existenz eines normativ-rechtlichen Rahmens bleiben medizinethische Fragen offen. Zu diesen zählen insbesondere 1) wer als Spender in Betracht gezogen werden kann, 2) wie bezüglich der Möglichkeit der Lebendspende informiert werden sollte und 3) wie sich eine angemessene medizinethisch-psychosoziale Spenderevaluation gestaltet. Der Artikel stellt die Ergebnisse einer mittels Fragebogen durchgeführten Erhebung vor, die die gegenwärtige Praxis in deutschen Transplantationszentren sowie die Ansichten von Klinikern im Hinblick auf (...)
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    Interprofessionelle Kommunikationsprozesse–schwierige Gesprächssituationen mit Patientinnen und Patienten.Sohaila Bastami, Tanja Krones, Gabriele Schroeder, Christian Schirlo, Monika Schäfer, Ruth Aeberhard & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2012 - Ethik in der Medizin 24 (3):241-244.
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    Vulnerability and Exploitation in a Globalized World.Agomoni Ganguli Mitra & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2013 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (1):91-102.
    Concerns arising from global sociopolitical differences, and increasing economic and health disparities, have brought new considerations to the field of bioethics, both in terms of applications and to foundational concepts such as exploitation and vulnerability.In this paper, we aim to contribute to the discourse on exploitation and vulnerability in a way that reflects such global changes. We will explore the link between vulnerability and exploitation, and argue that exploitation can be understood as taking advantage of vulnerabilities, provided we recognize that (...)
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    Michael Slote (2007) The Ethics of Care and Empathy.Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2010 - Ethik in der Medizin 22 (1):77-78.
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    Das ELSI-Programm des U.S.-Amerikanischen Humangenomprojekts – Neue Perspektiven Für Die Medizinethik?Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2001 - Ethik in der Medizin 13 (4):243-252.
    Definition of the problem: The ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) program of the Human Genome Project is the biggest bioethical research project to date. However, it has met with fairly critical reception. Arguments: ELSI is nevertheless an important element in current bioethics. We can learn not just from the results and methodology of the numerous studies that received ELSI funding, but also by looking at the pros and cons of its close institutional integration into the Human Genome Project. Finally, (...)
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    Einwilligungsfähigkeit: Inhärente Fähigkeit Oder Ethisches Urteil?Decision-Making Capacity: Inherent Ability or Ethical Judgment?Helena Hermann, Manuel Trachsel & Nikola Biller-Andorno - forthcoming - Ethik in der Medizin.
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    Sino-German International Workshop ”Ethics in Medical Education in China” (In Affiliation with the 15th Annual Joint Conference of the German-Chinese and the Chinese-German Medical Societies).Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2001 - Ethik in der Medizin 13 (1-2):140-141.
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    Selbstbestimmung und Selbstverständnis – Themenschwerpunkte im Umgang mit der Patientenverfügung.Susanne Brauer, Claudia Wiesemann & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2008 - Ethik in der Medizin 20 (3):166-168.
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    The Global, the Local, and the Parochial.Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2006 - Ethik in der Medizin 18 (4):390-392.
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    Towards a Broader Understanding of Agency in Biomedical Ethics.Rodrigo López Barreda, Manuel Trachsel & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2016 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 19 (3):475-483.
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    Patientenverfügungen als Ausdruck individualistischer Selbstbestimmung?Caroline Zellweger, Susanne Brauer, Christopher Geth & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2008 - Ethik in der Medizin 20 (3):201-212.
    Patientenverfügungen werden häufig als Ausdruck eines Bestrebens verstanden, ausschließlich selbst über die eigene Behandlung am Lebensende oder in anderen medizinisch kritischen Situationen entscheiden zu wollen. Kritische Stimmen wenden sich gegen eine Marginalisierung von Angehörigen oder ein verkürztes Verständnis von Autonomie, welches von der Relationalität als Grundgegebenheit menschlicher Existenz abstrahiert. Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird zunächst der rechtliche Rahmen beschrieben, der die Praxis bezüglich Patientenverfügungen und Stellvertretern in der Schweiz bestimmt. Zudem werden in der Schweiz verfügbare Patientenverfügungsformulare hinsichtlich der darin vorgesehenen Rolle (...)
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    Following is the Comprehensive Index for Volume 42 of the Hastings Center Report, Covering All Feature Material From 2012. Letters Have Not Been Included. Ffl Complete Issues Are Available for Volume 42 (2012) and May Be Purchased From Wiley-Blackwell; E-Mail: Cs-Journals@ Wiley. Com. [REVIEW]Anne Barnhill, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Verina Wild, Larry Carbone, Sonya Charles, Andrew Courtwright & Christy L. Cummings - 2012 - Hastings Center Report 42.
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    Interprofessionelle Kommunikationsprozesse – schwierige Gesprächssituationen mit Patientinnen und Patienten.Sohaila Bastami, Tanja Krones, Gabriele Schroeder, Christian Schirlo, Monika Schäfer, Ruth Aeberhard & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2012 - Ethik in der Medizin 24 (3):241-244.
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    The Elsi Program of the Us-American Human Genome Project-New Perspectives for Medical Ethics?Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2001 - Ethik in der Medizin 13 (4).
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    Género en la ética médica: revisión de la base conceptual de la investigación empírica.Margarete Boos, Christina Sommer, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Claudia Wiesemann & Elisabeth Conradi - 2006 - In López de la Vieja & Ma Teresa (eds.), Bioética y Feminismo: Estudios Multidisciplinares de Género. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca.
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    Compulsory Treatment in Chronic Anorexia Nervosa by All Means? Searching for a Middle Ground Between a Curative and a Palliative Approach.Manuel Trachsel, Verina Wild, Nikola Biller-Andorno & Tanja Krones - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (7):55-56.
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    Mujeres embarazadas como participantes en ensayos clínicos: dilemas, debates y la discusión ética.Verina Wild & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2006 - In López de la Vieja & Ma Teresa (eds.), Bioética y Feminismo: Estudios Multidisciplinares de Género. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. pp. 131--144.
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    Case-Based Payment System in the Chinese Healthcare Sector and Its Ethical Tensions.Jin Pingyue, Nikola Biller-Andorno & Verina Wild - 2013 - Asian Bioethics Review 5 (2):131-146.
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    Who Cares?Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2011 - Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (6):326-326.
    Liberalism is a big word in bioethics. It smacks of freedom—the freedom of patients from unwanted therapeutic interventions, the freedom of physicians to practice according to what they consider the state of the art, the freedom of society from unwanted regulation, everyone's freedom to form and pursue an individual idea of a good life. So far so good. Yet sometimes ‘liberal’ positions are strikingly simplistic: using enhancers is ok as long as competent individuals consent to it; selling your organs is (...)
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  42. Bioethik zwischen Fundamentalkritik und Anwendungsfragen.Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2003 - In Katja Becker, Eva-Maria Engelen & Milos Vec (eds.), Ethisierung - Ethikferne: Wie Viel Ethik Braucht Die Wissenschaft? De Gruyter. pp. 31-34.
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  43. Editorial: It's Cloning Again!Nikola Biller-Andorno - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics.
     
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  44. Editorial: The Bioethics Biz.Nikola Biller-Andorno - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics.
     
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  45. Vulnerable Spender.Nikola Biller-Andorno & Henning Schauenburg - 2003 - Ethik in der Medizin 15 (3):170-170.
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  46. Vulnerability and Exploitation in a Globalized World.Agomoni Ganguli Mitra & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2013 - Ijfab: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (1):91-102.
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  47. Advance Directives as an Expression of Individualistic Autonomy? The Role of Relatives in Advance Directive Forms.Caroline Zellweger, Susanne Brauer, Christopher Geth & Nikola Biller-Andorno - 2008 - Ethik in der Medizin 20 (3):201-212.
     
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