Tag: Empirical Research

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April 19, 2012

Cancer Patients Are Mum About Care Problems

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports via Reuters Health today that cancer patients rarely tell anyone about the problems with the care they receive.…

Published Articles (49)

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 3 - Jul 2010

State Intervention in Couples’ Reproductive Decisions: Socioethical Reflections Based on the Practice of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in France Chantal Bouffard, Julie-Kim Godin & Bénédicte Bévière

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 3 - Jul 2010

The Language of Hope: Therapeutic Intent in Stem-Cell Clinical Trials Christopher Thomas Scott, Mindy C. DeRouen & LaVera M. Crawley

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 3 - Jul 2010

Touting Stem Cells—We Have Seen the Enemy and He Is Us Arthur L. Caplan & Amy Y. Tsou

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Review of Doug Wojcieszak, James W. Saxton, Esq., and Maggie M. Finkelstein, Esq., Sorry Works!: Disclosure, Apology, and Relationships Prevent Medical Malpractice Claims Court Lewis

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Medical Students’ Willingness to Engage in Television Promotional Activities Neil J. Farber, Jacqueline F. Kerkow & Mary Devereaux

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

International Guidelines and Ethical Context Ben Chan & David Wendler

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Twelve Years of the Brazilian Initiative to Create a Network of IRBs for the Ethical Evaluation of Research Studies Involving Human Subjects Ellen Hardy, Silvana Ferreira Bento, Eliana Maria Hebling, Anibal Faúndes, Maria José Duarte Osis & Maria Helena Sousa

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Factors Associated with Quality of Informed Consent in Patients Admitted for Surgery: An Iranian Study Abass Sheikhtaheri & Mehrdad Farzandipour

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Medical Paternalism or Parental Autonomy in Decision Making: A Portuguese Study in Premature Newborns Ernestina Maria Batoca Silva & Walter Osswald

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 1 Issue 4 - Oct 2010

Of Principles and P Values Emily L. Evans

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News (5)

January 10, 2014 2:30 pm

New blood test 'could accurately predict heart attack risk'

Test identifies endothelial cells in blood.

July 23, 2012 12:16 pm

2 California neurosurgeons banned from human research (Sacramento Bee)

The actions described by two prominent bioethicists as “astonishing,” and a “major penalty” for the school threaten both the doctors’ professional careers and the university’s reputation and federal-funding status.  “This is really distressing” said Patricia Backlar, an Oregon bioethicist who served on President Bill Clinton’s national bioethics advisory commission.  “UC Davis is a very respectable school, but even the best places have trouble,” Backlar said. “These men have put that school in jeopardy.”

July 17, 2012 9:40 am

Synthetic Biology Scorecard Finds Federal Agencies Responding to Presidential Bioethics Commission Report (Market Watch: The Wall Street Journal)

Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts.

June 26, 2012 3:53 pm

How Doctors Can Ethically Harness the Placebo Effect (Discover Magazine (blog))

In a recent commentary in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Cory Harris and Amir Raz of McGill summarize the data from recent surveys of physician use of placebos in clinical practice in several nations.  They find that prescribing drugs like antibiotics or supplements like vitamins as placebos is now a widespread practice. This is happening without any public guidelines or regulations for placebos’ use, which raises an important question: How, exactly, should physicians be using the placebo effect to help patients?

April 4, 2012 6:52 pm

Americans Cutting Back on Drugs and Doctor Visits (New York Times)

Patients cut back on prescription drugs and doctor visits last year, a sign that many Americans are still struggling to pay for health care, according to a study released Wednesday by a health industry research group.