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Ethical Concerns for Global Cancer Research

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.053
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This article examines some important ethical considerations necessary in global cancer research. It ends with some specific recommendations.

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30 Sep, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Ethics of Abortion for Foetal Abnormality

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.336
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The advent of the Zika virus and its role as a cause of microcephaly has brought the topic of abortion to the forefront. This article examines the ethical considerations of seeking a termination of pregnancy for foetal anomalies.

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13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Ethical Issues Surrounding Body Integrity and Research

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10.7727/wimj.2015.238
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399–400
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01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 02 Jun, 2015

Issues with Consent in Stroke Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2013.134
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510–3
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Consent in stroke management may be required for treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Stroke patients may be prone to impulsive decision-making in real life and this may negatively impact on consent decisions made by the patient.

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Background: Consent in stroke management may be required for either treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Consent capacity is an integral element of informed consent to treatment which requires that a patient’s consent be voluntary, informed and competent. Without proper informed consent, medical treatment provided to a patient is a legal and ethical minefield, even if the treatment is benign and intended to benefit the patient.

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30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 25 Feb, 2014

Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Medical Professionalism among Students and Junior Doctors in Trinidad and Tobago

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10.7727/Wimj.2013.214
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138–44
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Medical students and junior doctors demonstrated limited knowledge about medical professionalism but good attitudes toward this trait; however, attitude scores declined over time. This may signal receptivity toward more formal training within this area.

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Background: The past decade has seen an increasing focus on professionalism within the medical school curriculum. This reflects the growing demand for doctors who demonstrate empathy and uphold the altruistic values of the Hippocratic Oath.  Such is often challenged by the resource-constrained environments of developing nations requiring uniquely tailored interventions within these regions. 

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10 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2015

Ethical Issues in Healthcare Financing

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498–501
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Allocating scarce resources to competing sectors has always been a major challenge for policy-makers, planners and administrators. As the cost of healthcare continues to escalate and the burden of diseases make faster demands on the budget, there has been greater recourse to public debate on the issue. A major underpinning of this debate focusses on the ethical issues inherent in the decision-making process as they affect life, living and death – all in the context of “quality of life”.
 
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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