Table 1

Prominent themes
I. Ethical considerations with respect to non-therapeutic research
· Autonomy
· Respect for persons
· Beneficence
· Non-maleficence
· Discrimination (e.g. insurance and employment)
· Confidentiality
· Public good
Patient-centered issues
Facilitators Barriers
· Communication · Negative research culture
· Informed consent is a continuous process · Vulnerability of patient
· Differing opinions
· Research nurse · Psychosocial issues
· Individual contact
· Timing
· Family dynamics and social support
II. Health professional issues
Facilitators Barriers
· Doctor-patient relationship · Doctor-patient relationship
· Teamwork · Distinction between care and research
· Time constraints
· Conflict of interest
· Lack of awareness
· Education and training
· Research ethics boards (REB)
· Funds

Kleiderman et al.

Kleiderman et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:33   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-13-33

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