BMC Medical Ethics

(The median citation count of BMC Medical Ethics is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Privacy and artificial intelligence: challenges for protecting health information in a new era175
Artificial intelligence for good health: a scoping review of the ethics literature126
Moral distress and ethical climate in intensive care medicine during COVID-19: a nationwide study87
Embedded ethics: a proposal for integrating ethics into the development of medical AI56
Relational autonomy in end-of-life care ethics: a contextualized approach to real-life complexities51
Digital tools in the informed consent process: a systematic review50
Ethics education to support ethical competence learning in healthcare: an integrative systematic review42
Ethics review of big data research: What should stay and what should be reformed?41
Preprints in times of COVID19: the time is ripe for agreeing on terminology and good practices32
Patients’ and professionals’ views related to ethical issues in precision medicine: a mixed research synthesis31
The patient and clinician experience of informed consent for surgery: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence30
Ethics parallel research: an approach for (early) ethical guidance of biomedical innovation29
A scoping review of the literature featuring research ethics and research integrity cases28
Structural coercion in the context of community engagement in global health research conducted in a low resource setting in Africa28
The social licence for data-intensive health research: towards co-creation, public value and trust27
Ethical decision-making climate, moral distress, and intention to leave among ICU professionals in a tertiary academic hospital center26
Forgoing life-sustaining treatment – a comparative analysis of regulations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and England26
Public trust and global biobank networks25
Do solidarity and reciprocity obligations compel African researchers to feedback individual genetic results in genomics research?24
Trust and digital privacy in healthcare: a cross-sectional descriptive study of trust and attitudes towards uses of electronic health data among the general public in Sweden24
Patient distrust in pharmaceutical companies: an explanation for women under-representation in respiratory clinical trials?23
Researchers’ views on, and experiences with, the requirement to obtain informed consent in research involving human participants: a qualitative study23
In Defence of informed consent for health record research - why arguments from ‘easy rescue’, ‘no harm’ and ‘consent bias’ fail23
The concept of vulnerability in aged care: a systematic review of argument-based ethics literature22
Ethical factors determining ECMO allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic22
Secondary research use of personal medical data: patient attitudes towards data donation21
Sharing whilst caring: solidarity and public trust in a data-driven healthcare system21
Attitudes towards organ donation in Syria: a cross-sectional study20
Prioritising ‘already-scarce’ intensive care unit resources in the midst of COVID-19: a call for regional triage committees in South Africa20
Perceptions of plagiarism by biomedical researchers: an online survey in Europe and China19
Redundant trials can be prevented, if the EU clinical trial regulation is applied duly19
South African traditional values and beliefs regarding informed consent and limitations of the principle of respect for autonomy in African communities: a cross-cultural qualitative study19
Ownership of individual-level health data, data sharing, and data governance18
“Who is watching the watchdog?”: ethical perspectives of sharing health-related data for precision medicine in Singapore18
Asking the right questions: towards a person-centered conception of shared decision-making regarding treatment of advanced chronic kidney disease in older patients18
Cultural sensitivity in brain death determination: a necessity in end-of-life decisions in Japan18
Ethics framework for citizen science and public and patient participation in research18
Personalized and long-term electronic informed consent in clinical research: stakeholder views17
The ethics of machine learning-based clinical decision support: an analysis through the lens of professionalisation theory17
Citizens' views on sharing their health data: the role of competence, reliability and pursuing the common good17
“Many roads lead to Rome and the Artificial Intelligence only shows me one road”: an interview study on physician attitudes regarding the implementation of computerised clinical decision support syste16
Theory and practice of integrative clinical ethics support: a joint experience within gender affirmative care16
Among equity and dignity: an argument-based review of European ethical guidelines under COVID-1916
Defining ethical challenge(s) in healthcare research: a rapid review16
Why have Advance Directives failed in Spain?16
Human germline editing in the era of CRISPR-Cas: risk and uncertainty, inter-generational responsibility, therapeutic legitimacy16
Medical ethics: knowledge, attitude and practice among doctors in three teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka15
Examination and diagnosis of electronic patient records and their associated ethics: a scoping literature review15
The obstacles to organ donation following brain death in Iran: a qualitative study15
The path toward ectogenesis: looking beyond the technical challenges15
Moral competence, moral teamwork and moral action - the European Moral Case Deliberation Outcomes (Euro-MCD) Instrument 2.0 and its revision process15
The use of personal health information outside the circle of care: consent preferences of patients from an academic health care institution15
Stakeholder perspectives on the ethico-legal dimensions of biobanking in South Africa15
A principled ethical approach to intersex paediatric surgeries15
Moral neutralization: Nurses’ evolution in unethical climate workplaces14
Indicators and criteria of consciousness: ethical implications for the care of behaviourally unresponsive patients14
Sharing genomic data from clinical testing with researchers: public survey of expectations of clinical genomic data management in Queensland, Australia14
Patient privacy and autonomy: a comparative analysis of cases of ethical dilemmas in China and the United States14
The full spectrum of ethical issues in dementia research: findings of a systematic qualitative review14
Health care ethics programs in U.S. Hospitals: results from a National Survey14
Challenges and proposed solutions in making clinical research on COVID-19 ethical: a status quo analysis across German research ethics committees14
A scoping review of the perceptions of death in the context of organ donation and transplantation14
Views of university students in Jordan towards Biobanking14
Experts’ moral views on gene drive technologies: a qualitative interview study14
Study protocol: the Australian genetics and life insurance moratorium—monitoring the effectiveness and response (A-GLIMMER) project13
Public awareness of and attitudes towards research biobanks in Latvia13
Organ donation after euthanasia starting at home in a patient with multiple system atrophy13
Should biomedical research with great apes be restricted? A systematic review of reasons13
The theorisation of ‘best interests’ in bioethical accounts of decision-making13
Future healthcare providers and professionalism on social media: a cross-sectional study13
“I don’t think people are ready to trust these algorithms at face value”: trust and the use of machine learning algorithms in the diagnosis of rare disease13
Using practical wisdom to facilitate ethical decision-making: a major empirical study of phronesis in the decision narratives of doctors13
Clinical Ethics Committees in Africa: lost in the shadow of RECs/IRBs?12
Trends in Swedish physicians’ attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide: a cross-sectional study12
Mapping ethical issues in the use of smart home health technologies to care for older persons: a systematic review12
Achieving inclusive research priority-setting: what do people with lived experience and the public think is essential?12
The association between perceived hospital ethical climate and self-evaluated care quality for COVID-19 patients: the mediating role of ethical sensitivity among Chinese anti-pandemic nurses12
Equitable data sharing in epidemics and pandemics12
Governance frameworks for COVID-19 research ethics review and oversight in Latin America: an exploratory study12
Neonatologists’ decision-making for resuscitation and non-resuscitation of extremely preterm infants: ethical principles, challenges, and strategies—a qualitative study12
Taking stock of the availability and functions of National Ethics Committees worldwide12
Polygenic risk scoring of human embryos: a qualitative study of media coverage12
Stakeholders' perspectives on research integrity training practices: a qualitative study12
Evaluating assessment tools of the quality of clinical ethics consultations: a systematic scoping review from 1992 to 201912
Health professionals' knowledge and attitude towards patient confidentiality and associated factors in a resource-limited setting: a cross-sectional study12
The role of community advisory boards in community-based HIV clinical trials: a qualitative study from Tanzania12
A qualitative study of big data and the opioid epidemic: recommendations for data governance11
Changing medical education scenario: a wakeup call for reforms in Anatomy Act11
Participatory development of CURA, a clinical ethics support instrument for palliative care11
Patient consent preferences on sharing personal health information during the COVID-19 pandemic: “the more informed we are, the more likely we are to help”11
Motives of contributing personal data for health research: (non-)participation in a Dutch biobank11
A scoping review of genetics and genomics research ethics policies and guidelines for Africa11
Family discussions and demographic factors influence adolescent’s knowledge and attitude towards organ donation after brain death: a questionnaire study11
Why should HCWs receive priority access to vaccines in a pandemic?10
Solitary death and new lifestyles during and after COVID-19: wearable devices and public health ethics10
Developing new ways to listen: the value of narrative approaches in empirical (bio)ethics10
(Re)Conceptualising ‘good’ proxy decision-making for research: the implications for proxy consent decision quality10
A qualitative interview study of Australian physicians on defensive practice and low value care: “it’s easier to talk about our fear of lawyers than to talk about our fear of looking bad in front of e10
Bioethics and the use of social media for medical crowdfunding10
Adding dynamic consent to a longitudinal cohort study: A qualitative study of EXCEED participant perspectives10
The Swedish translation and cultural adaptation of the Measure of Moral Distress for Healthcare Professionals (MMD-HP)10
Key ethical issues encountered during COVID-19 research: a thematic analysis of perspectives from South African research ethics committees10
Electronic informed consent criteria for research ethics review: a scoping review10
Decision-making approaches for children with life-limiting conditions: results from a qualitative phenomenological study10
South Africa’s new standard material transfer agreement: proposals for improvement and pointers for implementation10
A scoping review of considerations and practices for benefit sharing in biobanking10
Meta-consent for the secondary use of health data within a learning health system: a qualitative study of the public’s perspective9
A qualitative study exploring stakeholder perspectives on the use of biological samples for future unspecified research in Malawi9
Enhancing patient safety by integrating ethical dimensions to Critical Incident Reporting Systems9
The ethics of DNR-decisions in oncology and hematology care: a qualitative study9
Intensive and pharmacological care in times of COVID-19: A “special ethics” for emergency?9
Being torn by inevitable moral dilemma: experiences of ICU nurses9
Factors influencing practitioners’ who do not participate in ethically complex, legally available care: scoping review9
Health data research on sudden cardiac arrest: perspectives of survivors and their next-of-kin9
What ethical approaches are used by scientists when sharing health data? An interview study9
Ethical challenges of caring for burn patients: a qualitative study9
The impact on patients of objections by institutions to assisted dying: a qualitative study of family caregivers’ perceptions9
Communication patterns in the doctor–patient relationship: evaluating determinants associated with low paternalism in Mexico9
Assessing research misconduct in Iran: a perspective from Iranian medical faculty members9
Implementing clinical ethics committees as a complex intervention: presentation of a feasibility study in community care9
US medical and surgical society position statements on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: a review9
Should Artificial Intelligence be used to support clinical ethical decision-making? A systematic review of reasons9
The COVID-19 pandemic and organ donation and transplantation: ethical issues9
Biomedical engineering and ethics: reflections on medical devices and PPE during the first wave of COVID-199
What does engagement mean to participants in longitudinal cohort studies? A qualitative study9
An ethical analysis of clinical triage protocols and decision-making frameworks: what do the principles of justice, freedom, and a disability rights approach demand of us?8
Travelling to die: views, attitudes and end-of-life preferences of Israelis considering receiving aid-in-dying in Switzerland8
Disclosure of medical errors: physicians’ knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) in an oncology center8
Caregiver reactions to neuroimaging evidence of covert consciousness in patients with severe brain injury: a qualitative interview study8
What does coercion in intensive care mean for patients and their relatives? A thematic qualitative study8
Usage of do-not-attempt-to-resuscitate orders in a Swedish community hospital – patient involvement, documentation and compliance8
Perceptions of important outcomes of moral case deliberations: a qualitative study among healthcare professionals in childhood cancer care8
The ethics of explantation8
A practical approach to the ethical use of memory modulating technologies8
Gurus and Griots: Revisiting the research informed consent process in rural African contexts8
Ethical challenges experienced by prehospital emergency personnel: a practice-based model of analysis8
Nurses’ ethical decision-making during end of life care in South Korea: a cross-sectional descriptive survey8
Current state of ethical challenges reported in Saudi Arabia: a systematic review & bibliometric analysis from 2010 to 20218
Patient-centred care and patient autonomy: doctors’ views in Chinese hospitals8
Scarcity of resources and inequity in access are frequently reported ethical issues for physiotherapists internationally: an observational study8
Ethical and human rights considerations in public health in low and middle-income countries: an assessment using the case of Uganda’s responses to COVID-19 pandemic8
Lay persons’ perception of the requirements for research in emergency obstetric and newborn care8
Human genome editing: how to prevent rogue actors8
Women’s viewpoints on egg freezing in Austria: an online Q-methodology study8
It is not a big deal: a qualitative study of clinical biobank donation experience and motives8
Clinical ethics consultations: a scoping review of reported outcomes8
Ethical concerns in suicide research: thematic analysis of the views of human research ethics committees in Australia8
Do-not-attempt-resuscitation orders: attitudes, perceptions and practices of Swedish physicians and nurses8
Perspectives and ethical considerations for return of genetics and genomics research results: a qualitative study of genomics researchers in Uganda7
The relationship between the perception of open disclosure of patient safety incidents, perception of patient safety culture, and ethical awareness in nurses7
Egyptians' social acceptance and consenting options for posthumous organ donation; a cross sectional study7
“I haven’t had to bare my soul but now I kind of have to”: describing how voluntary assisted dying conscientious objectors anticipated approaching conversations with patients in Victoria, Australia7
Documentation of ethically relevant information in out-of-hospital resuscitation is rare: a Danish nationwide observational study of 16,495 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests7
To disclose, or not to disclose? Perspectives of clinical genomics professionals toward returning incidental findings from genomic research7
An ethics analysis of the rationale for publicly funded plastic surgery7
Health care providers’ ethical perspectives on waiver of final consent for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): a qualitative study7
Bin it or pin it? Which professional ethical guidance on managing COVID-19 should I follow?7
Study of laboratory staff’ knowledge of biobanking in Côte d’Ivoire7
Attitudes about withholding or withdrawing life-prolonging treatment, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and physician assisted suicide: a cross-sectional survey among the general public in Croatia7
Data-driven research and healthcare: public trust, data governance and the NHS7
Cross-sectional survey of surrogate decision-making in Japanese medical practice7
Facing new challenges to informed consent processes in the context of translational research: the case in CARPEM consortium7
Who’s afraid of genetic tests?: An assessment of Singapore’s public attitudes and changes in attitudes after taking a genetic test7
Evaluation of decision-making capacity in patients with dementia: challenges and recommendations from a secondary analysis of qualitative interviews7
Ethics of HIV cure research: an unfinished agenda7
Precision medicine and the principle of equal treatment: a conjoint analysis7
Identifying disincentives to ethics consultation requests among physicians, advance practice providers, and nurses: a quality improvement all staff survey at a tertiary academic medical center7
Cultures and cures: neurodiversity and brain organoids7
Trustworthy artificial intelligence and ethical design: public perceptions of trustworthiness of an AI-based decision-support tool in the context of intrapartum care7
Informed or misinformed consent and use of modified texture diets in dysphagia7
The ethical implications of verbal autopsy: responding to emotional and moral distress7
Recognising values and engaging communities across cultures: towards developing a cultural protocol for researchers7
Knowledge, attitudes, ethical and social perspectives towards fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) among Jordanian healthcare providers7
Adherence with reporting of ethical standards in COVID-19 human studies: a rapid review6
Operationalization of assent for research participation in pre-adolescent children: a scoping review6
A chronological discourse analysis of ancillary care provision in guidance documents for research conduct in the global south6
Advance research directives: avoiding double standards6
Principles for pandemics: COVID-19 and professional ethical guidance in England and Wales6
Genetic/genomic testing: defining the parameters for ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI)6
Perceptions, attitudes, and willingness of the public in low- and middle-income countries of the Arab region to participate in biobank research6
A situation analysis of competences of research ethics committee members regarding review of research protocols with complex and emerging study designs in Uganda6
Health workers’ perspectives on informed consent for caesarean section in Southern Malawi6
The law and problematic marketing by private umbilical cord blood banks6
The anatomy of electronic patient record ethics: a framework to guide design, development, implementation, and use6
Current wishes to die; characteristics of middle-aged and older Dutch adults who are ready to give up on life: a cross-sectional study6
Ethics framework for treatment use of investigational drugs6
Ethical values and principles to guide the fair allocation of resources in response to a pandemic: a rapid systematic review6
Ethical considerations for research involving pregnant women living with HIV and their young children: a systematic review of the empiric literature and discussion6
Ethical arguments against coercing provider participation in MAiD (medical assistance in dying) in Ontario, Canada6
"It gets people through the door": a qualitative case study of the use of incentives in the care of people at risk or living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada6
To donate or not to donate? Future healthcare professionals’ opinions on biobanking of human biological material for research purposes6
Dialysis decisions concerning cognitively impaired adults: a scoping literature review6
Ethical considerations for involving adolescents in biomedical HIV prevention research6
Challenges to effective and autonomous genetic testing and counseling for ethno-cultural minorities: a qualitative study6
Perceptions of and barriers to ethical promotion of pharmaceuticals in Pakistan: perspectives of medical representatives and doctors6
Public attitudes towards sharing loyalty card data for academic health research: a qualitative study6
Qualitative inquiry into adolescents’ experience of ethical challenges during enrollment and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Temeke Regional Referral Hospital, Tanzania6
Better governance starts with better words: why responsible human tissue research demands a change of language6
A qualitative study on aspects of consent for genomic research in communities with low literacy6
Who should be tested in a pandemic? Ethical considerations6
Practice variation in the informed consent procedure for thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a survey among neurologists and neurology residents6
Trust and professionalism in science: medical codes as a model for scientific negligence?6
How to deal with moral challenges around the decision-making competence in transgender adolescent care? Development of an ethics support tool6
What does it take to consent to islet cell xenotransplantation?: Insights from an interview study with type 1 diabetes patients and review of the literature6
Needs to address clinicians’ moral distress in treating unvaccinated COVID-19 patients6
Ethical challenges faced by French military doctors deployed in the Sahel (Operation Barkhane): a qualitative study5
Shifting to a model of donor conception that entails a communication agreement among the parents, donor, and offspring5
Ethical and regulatory implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the medical devices industry and its representatives5
Québec health care professionals’ perspectives on organ donation after medical assistance in dying5
Ambivalence toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has decreased among physicians in Finland5
Pursuing impact in research: towards an ethical approach5
Patient satisfaction with surgical informed consent at Jimma Medical Center, Ethiopia5
Is there a need for a clear advice? A retrospective comparative analysis of ethics consultations with and without recommendations in a maximum-care university hospital5
Assent, parental consent and reconsent for health research in Africa: thematic analysis of national guidelines and lessons from the SickleInAfrica registry5
Ethical and social implications of approaching death prediction in humans - when the biology of ageing meets existential issues5
Biobanks in the low- and middle-income countries of the Arab Middle East region: challenges, ethical issues, and governance arrangements—a qualitative study involving biobank managers5
From a voluntary vaccination policy to mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in cancer patients: an empirical and interdisciplinary study in bioethics5
Biases in bioethics: a narrative review5
Which features of patients are morally relevant in ventilator triage? A survey of the UK public5
Knowledge and attitudes about end-of-life decisions, good death and principles of medical ethics among doctors in tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study5
Forensic mental health professionals’ perceptions of their dual loyalty conflict: findings from a qualitative study5
Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in intensive care units in Lebanon: a cross-sectional survey of intensivists and interviews of professional societies, legal and religious lead5
Data privacy protection in scientific publications: process implementation at a pharmaceutical company5
Participant recall and understandings of information on biobanking and future genomic research: experiences from a multi-disease community-based health screening and biobank platform in rural South Af5
Sharing decisions amid uncertainties: a qualitative interview study of healthcare professionals’ ethical challenges and norms regarding decision-making in gender-affirming medical care5
Health data privacy through homomorphic encryption and distributed ledger computing: an ethical-legal qualitative expert assessment study5
Managing the moral expansion of medicine5
Capacity of community advisory boards for effective engagement in clinical research: a mixed methods study5
Research based on existing clinical data and biospecimens: a systematic study of patients’ opinions5
The challenges of ethical behaviors for drug supply in pharmacies in Iran by a principle-based approach5
Normative framework of informed consent in clinical research in Germany, Poland, and Russia4
Potential research ethics violations against an indigenous tribe in Ecuador: a mixed methods approach4
Attitudes on euthanasia among medical students and doctors in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study4
Reporting violations of European Charter of Patients’ Rights: analysis of patient complaints in Croatia4
Ethical preparedness in health research and care: the role of behavioural approaches4
Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus: a classic novel to stimulate the analysis of complex contemporary issues in biomedical sciences4
Something must happen before first breath4
Artificial intelligence and medical research databases: ethical review by data access committees4
Development of a core outcome set for informed consent for therapy: An international key stakeholder consensus study4
Attitudes of Polish physicians, nurses and pharmacists towards the ethical and legal aspects of the conscience clause4
Where the public health principles meet the individual: a framework for the ethics of compulsory outpatient treatment in psychiatry4
Goods, causes and intentions: problems with applying the doctrine of double effect to palliative sedation4
Ethical and practical considerations for HIV cure-related research at the end-of-life: a qualitative interview and focus group study in the United States4
Perceptions on using surplus embryos for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease among the Swedish population: a qualitative study4
Under consent: participation of people with HIV in an Ebola vaccine trial in Canada4
Physicians’ legal knowledge of informed consent and confidentiality. A cross-sectional study4
Ethical and procedural issues for applying researcher-driven multi-national paediatric clinical trials in and outside the European Union: the challenging experience of the DEEP project4
Ethical practice in my work: community health workers’ perspectives using photovoice in Wakiso district, Uganda4
Patient perspectives on advance euthanasia directives in Huntington’s disease. A qualitative interview study4
Attitudes toward withholding antibiotics from people with dementia lacking decisional capacity: findings from a survey of Canadian stakeholders4