Monday, October 20, 2014

Ethics in medical research and publication

Ethics in medical research and publication.
OBJECTIVE: To present the basic principles and standards of Ethics in medical research and publishing

METHODS: An analysis of relevant materials and documents, sources from the published literature.

CONCLUSIONS: Invest in education of researches and potential researches, already in the level of medical schools. Educating them on research bioethics, what constitutes research misconduct and the seriousness of it repercussion is essential for finding a solution to this problem and ensuring careers are constructed on honesty and integrity.

Int J Prev Med. 2014 Sep;5(9):1073-82

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hope as a Moral Competency in Nursing

Sustaining hope as a moral competency in the context of aggressive care.
OBJECTIVE: How can nurses preserve the hope of seriously ill patients without providing false hope?
FINDINGS: One overarching theme was identified: 'Mediating the tension between providing false hope and destroying hope within biomedicine.'

DISCUSSION: This competency represents a complex set of skills. Nurses must be able to imagine possible future hopes, be able to acknowledge death, and challenge those around them when the provision of aggressive care is a form of providing false hope.

Nurs Ethics. 2014 Oct 14;