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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 ...
Challenges in biobank governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
(BioMed Central, 2013-09)
Background: Biological sample and data transfer within and out of Africa is steeped in controversy With the H3Africa project now aiming to establish biobanks in Africa, it is essential that there are ethical and ...
Medical mistakes-a student's perspective
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-12)
‘Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you – that action on your part which best conserves the interests of your patient.’ Martin H Fischer. Although Fischer’s premise seems perfectly reasonable, the alarming ...
Patients as consumers of health care in South Africa : the ethical and legal implications
(BioMed Central, 2013-03)
Background South Africa currently has a pluralistic health care system with separate public and private sectors. It is, however, moving towards a socialised model with the introduction of National Health Insurance. The ...
Advancing research ethics training in Southern Africa (ARESA)
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-12)
Southern Africa is a research-rich environment in which research ethics review is critical. The research ethics review system is well established but considerable variability in capacity and training exists among the various ...
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 ...
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 ...
Paediatric HIV disclosure in South Africa : caregivers' perspectives on discussing HIV with infected children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-03)
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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 ...
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 ...