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  • Fernando Marques, Biomed Central


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    Scientific misconduct in a developing country

    Researchers in Nigeria perceive that misconduct in research is commonplace in their institutions, although the types of misconduct seem to vary when compared to similar studies in Western countries

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:25
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    Methylphenidate for the healthy, good thinking?

    If research demonstrates that Methylphenidate as a cognitive enhancer is safe and the outcomes tangible, its regulated use by the healthy should be advocated and doctors and medical students are a good group to initially implement a policy

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:20
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    Mental illness and reproduction: Professionals' attitudes

    When faced with a patient's desire to have children, Mental Health Professionals are reluctant to discuss this issue and turn to reproductive autonomy as the key normative orientation, implementation of specific recommendations for MHPs should be emphasized

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:18
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    Proximity to cope with end of life care

    Perception of closeness of physicians, nurses, and family caregivers determines how they cope with continuous sedation to relief symptoms at the end of life, and helps them distinguish from euthanasia

    BMC Medical Ethics 2014, 15:14
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    Children in RCTs: Mothers’ standpoint

    Despite misunderstandings during the consent and randomization processes, mothers are ready to ignore their feelings in order to complete their child’s treatment

    BMC Medical Ethics 2013, 14:52



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Volume 14 Suppl 1 (19 December 2013)

Selected articles from the 3rd Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law Conference (3rd EHRML)

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