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Engaging with Community Advisory Boards (CABs) in Lusaka Zambia : perspectives from the research team and CAB members
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: The use of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) is one method of ensuring community engagement in community based research. To identify the process used to constitute CABs in Zambia, this paper draws on the perspectives ...
Family practice ethics : postmodern ethics for a postmodern discipline?
(Medpharm Publications, 2000)
This paper is aimed at describing an ethics of Family Practice. ln order to achieve this, universal ethical theories and the four principles of ethics - autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice - are placed in ...
It’s my blood : ethical complexities in the use, storage and export of biological samples : perspectives from South African research participants
(BioMed Central, 2014-01)
Background: The use of biological samples in research raises a number of ethical issues in relation to consent, storage, export, benefit sharing and re-use of samples. Participant perspectives have been explored in ...
The implications of methylphenidate use by healthy medical students and doctors in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2014-03)
Background: The use of medical stimulants to sustain attention, augment memory and enhance intellectual capacity is increasing in society. The use of Methylphenidate for cognitive enhancement is a subject that has received ...
Health Research Ethics Committees in South Africa 12 years into democracy
(BioMed Central, 2007-01)
Background: Despite the growth of biomedical research in South Africa, there are few insights into the operation of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in this setting. We investigated the composition, operations and training ...
Autonomy of the child in the South African context : is a 12 year old of sufficient maturity to consent to medical treatment?
(BioMed Central, 2016-11-02)
Background: A child is a developing person with evolving capacities that include autonomy, mental (decisional) capacity and capacity to assume responsibility. Hence, children are entitled to participatory (autonomy) rights ...
The ethics of talking about ‘HIV cure’
(BioMed Central, 2015-03)
Background In 2008, researchers reported that Timothy Brown (the ‘Berlin Patient’), a man with HIV infection and leukemia, received a stem-cell transplant that removed HIV from his body as far as can be detected. In 2013, ...
Dual loyalties, human rights violations, and physician complicity in apartheid South Africa
(American Medical Association, 2015-11)
Introduction: From 1948 to 1994, South Africans were subjected to a period of sociopolitical segregation and discrimination based on race, a social experiment known as apartheid. South African history was tainted by a ...
Microbicide research in developing countries : have we given the ethical concerns due consideration?
(BioMed Central, 2007-09)
Background: HIV prevention research has been fraught with ethical concerns since its inception. These concerns were highlighted during HIV vaccine research and have been elaborated in microbicide research. A host of unique ...
Paediatric HIV disclosure in South Africa : caregivers' perspectives on discussing HIV with infected children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-03)
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