Are they patients or customers?

Can we treat patients as customers? In this episode, I discuss the following points:1- How the relationship between the doctors and the patients moved from trust-based to rights-based?2- What pushed the healthcare system towards a business model?3- What could be ethically problematic if we treat patients as customers?Then, I offer a few suggestions on howContinue reading “Are they patients or customers?”

To do or not to do?

Bioethics tries to help researchers and practitioner to answer 3 main questions:1- What should we do?2- Why we should do it (and not the other alternative)?3- How to do it? In this episode, we try to summarize the main philosophical schools of thought by deconstructing the act into 4 main components: The Act, the DoerContinue reading “To do or not to do?”

You won the draw! Is it ethical to pay our research participants?

Given the overcrowded research market where many researchers are competing over the same participants, researchers are considering novel ways to recruit them One way is to make some form of incentive, like draw on a prize, or a voucher, or a free visit to a clinic. In this video I discussed this practice from anContinue reading “You won the draw! Is it ethical to pay our research participants?”

مبروك كسبت معنا جوال!

مبروك كسبت معنا جوال! هل نعطي المشاركين في البحوث مقابل مالي لمشاركتهم؟ من المعضلات التي تواجه الباحثين قلة المشاركين وضعف الاستجابة للاستبانات فيفكرون بطرق لقلبها وتشجيعهم ومن بينها حوافز مثل الدخول على سحب او كشف مجاني في عيادة، فما مدى أخلاقية هذه الممارسة؟

Ghaiath Hussein is now a member of MSF – ERB

Ghaiath Hussein is now officially a member of the Ethics Review Board of Medicins Sans Frontiers. “The MSF-ERB is composed of a diverse group of professionals coming from different continents, with an understanding of humanitarian and NGO realities.“ MSF ERB Website It was a long journey. It started in North Darfur as a ‘field supervisor’Continue reading “Ghaiath Hussein is now a member of MSF – ERB”