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    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are very serious malformations for the fetus, causing either low life expectancy or a chance of survival only with costly and difficult surgical interventions. In western countries the average prevalence is 1/1000-2000 and in Turkey it is 4/1000. The aim of the study was to characterize ethical approaches at institutional level to the fetus with an NTD and the mother, and the role of health care professionals in four major centers in Turkey. The authors chose perinatol…Read more
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    Patients' Transcultural Needs and Carers' Ethical Responses
    with Verena Tschudin, İnci Hot, and İbrahim Özkan
    Nursing Ethics 16 (6): 683-696. 2009.
    Many Turkish people migrated to Germany between 1955 and 1975. This study was carried out in Göttingen, Germany. Fifty Turkish people (described as patients) were asked about the care they had received from German health care personnel, and 50 German nurses and 50 German physiotherapists were questioned about care they had given to Turkish patients. Significant findings were the needs of the Turkish patients for good communication, physical contact and understanding of their culture-based expres…Read more
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    Nursing Care of Elderly People at Home and Ethical Implications: an experience from Istanbul
    with Mebrure Değer
    Nursing Ethics 11 (6): 553-567. 2004.
    Elderly people are a particularly vulnerable group in society and have special health problems. The world population of older people is increasing. People who are 65 years or older constitute 6% of the Turkish population, 90% of whom have chronic health problems. In Turkey, there is a high possibility that elderly people’s requirements are not met by today’s health care system in the way they would wish. They prefer not to be hospitalized when they have health problems. From a wider perspective,…Read more
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    Case Study
    with M. Deger
    Nursing Ethics 8 (6): 556-561. 2001.
  • A Case Report From Turkey
    with Merbrure Deger
    Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 11 (3): 74-75. 2001.
    There is no single universally accepted definition of clinical ethics.Among many a definition has been proposed by La Puma as follows: "Clinical ethics is the process of identifying, analyzing and resolving moral problems of a particular patient's care. The primary goal of clinical ethics is to improve patient care with bedside assistance. Clinical ethics seeks to improve the relationship between the patient and the clinician and the relationships among patient, family and hospital."This definit…Read more
  • This article describes stigmatization and its impact on the mentally ill and on the advancement of psychiatry. The article highlights an ethical review of stigmatization establishing a link between the psychosocial factors, culture and moral development. This paper offers an examination of studies conducted in Turkey and the Western world, and socio-cultural frameworks for dealing with ethical values and psychosocial development. The paper then argues for the need to discuss moral, psychosocial …Read more
  • International Journal of Ethics ISSN 1535-4776 Volume 4 Number 2, pp. 133-143© 2004 Nova Science Publishers, Inc
    with Serap Sahinoglyf
    International Journal of Ethics: Ije 4 133. 2004.
  • New applications in medicine, science and technology are changing our lives. The delicate border between clinical trials and conventional diagnostic / treatment methods is becoming more evident. At this border new questions arise that need both rational and humanistic answers and that affect humankind‘s understanding of self: What are our responsibilities towards human subjects in clinical trials? What are our responsibilities towards patients and decisionally impaired psychiatry patients? What …Read more