Cleveland, Mississippi, United States of America
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    Undocumented Patients
    with S. J. Clark
    Hastings Center Report 42 (1): 15. 2012.
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    Background There are numerous ethical challenges that can impact patients and families in the health care setting. This paper reports on the results of a study conducted with a panel of clinical bioethicists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the purpose of which was to identify the top ethical challenges facing patients and their families in health care. A modified Delphi study was conducted with twelve clinical bioethicist members of the Clinical Ethics Group of the University of Toronto Joint Centr…Read more
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    Just regionalisation: rehabilitating care for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses
    with Wagner Frank, E. Gibson Barbara, J. Goldenberg Maya, Secker Barbara, Parke Bob, Breslin Jonathan, Thompson Alison, and R. Lear Jonathan
    BMC Medical Ethics 7 (1): 9. 2006.
    Background Regionalised models of health care delivery have important implications for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses yet the ethical issues surrounding disability and regionalisation have not yet been explored. Although there is ethics-related research into disability and chronic illness, studies of regionalisation experiences, and research directed at improving health systems for these patient populations, to our knowledge these streams of research have not been brought togethe…Read more
  • Consensus guidelines on analgesia and sedation in dying intensive care unit patients
    with Lemieux-Charles Louise, R. C. Harvey William, and A. Hawryluck Laura
    BMC Medical Ethics 3 (1): 3. 2002.
    Background Intensivists must provide enough analgesia and sedation to ensure dying patients receive good palliative care. However, if it is perceived that too much is given, they risk prosecution for committing euthanasia. The goal of this study is to develop consensus guidelines on analgesia and sedation in dying intensive care unit patients that help distinguish palliative care from euthanasia. Methods Using the Delphi technique, panelists rated levels of agreement with statements describing h…Read more
  • Access and use of human tissues from the developing world: ethical challenges and a way forward using a tissue trust
    with E. G. Upshur Ross and I. Emerson Claudia
    BMC Medical Ethics 12 (1): 2. 2011.
    Background Scientists engaged in global health research are increasingly faced with barriers to access and use of human tissues from the developing world communities where much of their research is targeted. In part, the problem can be traced to distrust of researchers from affluent countries, given the history of 'scientific-imperialism' and 'biocolonialism' reflected in past well publicized cases of exploitation of research participants from low to middle income countries. Discussion To a cons…Read more