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Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510104

How to Establish a Medical Ethics or Bioethics Committee?

Angel Velarde, MD, MSCE and Erwin Calgua, MD, MSCE

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 28, 2019

From the review of the literature, it was found that the ethics committees must be composed of at least 5 members, who are nominated by the director of the institution, with at least one member in the scientific area, a member in an area not scientific and a member not affiliated with the institution and each member must conduct ethics courses. The duration of the period will be for 3 years, and continuity may be given when so determined. Of the conflicts of interest, it was found that the last ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510103

Perspectives of Peers Experiences and Feeling About Termination of Pregnancy: A Focus Group Study in an Adolescent Population

Sunday Bassey Udoh, MBBS, FWACP, FMCFM, Victory Edet Iyanam, MBBS, FWACP and Oluyinka S Akinbami, MBBS, FWACP

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 27, 2019

Annually, over one million adolescent girls in Nigeria become pregnant. With active participation in decision making by their caregivers and peers, more than 60% of them end up in induced abortions. Generally, peers exert major social influence on adolescent sexual behavior by playing "role model" for others in their close contact. These "role models" are the first to be contacted when any problem such as unintended pregnancy occurs and most times they are involved in counseling as well as contr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510102

Quality Care and the Soul of the Physician

Stephen Muse, PhD

Article Type: Short Note | First Published: May 24, 2019

Quality care for the patient is the source of vocational satisfaction and also a measure of physician well-being. Both are impacted positively by the spiritual life of physicians which contributes significantly to resiliency in the midst of current stresses in medical care. Additionally, a majority of patients identify spiritually integrated care as desirable in their physician's treatment. The author examines qualities of vulnerability, humility and compassion integral to the person of the phys...

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