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Bioethics is the ethics of biological science and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical issues that arise in the relationship among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology.

Bioethics Articles

Ghost authorship of industry funded drug trials is common
Ghost authorship is the failure to name, as an author, an individual who has made a substantial contribution to a scientific article.

Date: 24 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Research advances on nanotech workplace health and safety
But more study needed to ensure worker protection

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: not rated

Evidence-Based Ethics for Neurology and Psychiatry Research
This paper discusses the background conditions that make neurotherapeutics research particularly challenging.

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

The parameters of informed consent
Demonstration of a well-conducted process, not merely of a paper, not only protects the physician from exposure to liability, but increases the patient’s autonomy in decisions concerning health and encourages compliance with treatment.

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 7.00, 3 pages

Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian population
The review also considers ways we may advance global and cultural maturity from the Indigenous Australian perspective and proposes an ecologically based model of preventative care.

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 6.46, 12 pages

Detaining patients is justified to contain deadly TB strain in South Africa say experts
A team of medical ethics and public health experts say tough isolation measures, involuntary if need be, are justified to contain a deadly, contagious, drug-resistant strain of TB in South Africa and to prevent "a potentially explosive international

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: not rated

What are the challenges faced by research ethics committees in Africa?
International guidelines and many nations' laws mandate that research with humans requires prior approval from a research ethics committee

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 7.00

Informed Consent in Living Organ Donors
Informed Consent has become one of the cornerstones of medical practice. ..

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 2.00

The Problem with “Pathological” Gambling
The chips are down. Americans have taken to gambling in a big way...

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 4.00

The Myth of Secular Neutrality: Unbiased Bioethics?
The media spotlight on the Terri Schiavo case brought the world’s attention to important matters such as the use of advance directives and appropriate legal advocacy for the defenseless.

Date: 1 Feb 2007, Rating: 6.33

More Aid Required for Chronic Conditions in Low Income Countries
Chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer result in more deaths and account for more years of healthy life lost than most communicable diseases, and yet little international aid is focused on preventing or treating these conditions.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Fewer patients undergoing stroke prevention surgery for wrong reasons
A new study has found a drop in the number of patients undergoing the most commonly used stroke prevention surgery, carotid endarterectomy, for inappropriate reasons.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

People with Mental Health Disabilities Fare Worse in Discrimination Lawsuits
People with psychiatric disabilities are faring worse in court cases against employers for discrimination than are people with physical disabilities, researchers have found in a national study

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Bias in research on soft drinks -- new treatment for schistosomiasis
New findings highlight bias in research on health benefits of non-alcoholic drinks

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Most Fertility Clinic Web Sites Do Not Conform to Ad Guidelines
The majority of fertility clinic Web sites do not adhere to their own association's advertising guidelines

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

HIV and Prostitution: What’s the Answer?
You may not be reading about it in the news, but there is an ethical and political battle being fought right now over how best to approach the problem of the connection between prostitution and the global spread of HIV/AIDS.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 4.27

Still in the Image of God? The Ethical Challenge of Brain Damaged Persons
James is a retired English professor who has recently suffered a left hemisphere stroke.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 7.67

Embryonic, Fetal, and Post-natal Animal-Human Mixtures: An Ethical Discussion
The potential power of embryonic and fetal inter-species mixtures became clear about a decade ago in a series of dramatic experiments in which small sections of brains from developing quails were taken and transplanted into the developing brains of chicke

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Bioethics and the Incarnation
During this Christmas season, as believers celebrate the Messiah’s birth, it is worth looking afresh at the problem of bioethics.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

The current state of clinical ethics and healthcare ethics committees in Belgium
In this article the authors examine the current situation of ethics committees in Belgium from the perspective of clinical ethics.

Date: 19 Jan 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages