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  1. COVID-19 Underscores the Important Role of Clinical Ethics Committees in Africa.Adetayo Emmanuel Obasa, Anita Kleinsmidt, Siti Mukaumbya Kabanda & Keymanthri Moodley - 2021 - BMC Medical Ethics 22 (1):1-9.
    BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic has magnified pre-existing challenges in healthcare in Africa. Long-standing health inequities, embedded in the continent over centuries, have been laid bare and have raised complex ethical dilemmas. While there are very few clinical ethics committees in Africa, the demand for such services exists and has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The views of African healthcare professionals or bioethicists on the role of CECs in Africa have not been explored or documented previously. In this study, we aim to (...)
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  • Clinical Ethics Committees in Africa: Lost in the Shadow of RECs/IRBs?Keymanthri Moodley, Siti Mukaumbya Kabanda, Leza Soldaat, Anita Kleinsmidt, Adetayo Emmanuel Obasa & Sharon Kling - 2020 - BMC Medical Ethics 21 (1):1-10.
    Background Clinical Ethics Committees are well established at healthcare institutions in resource-rich countries. However, there is limited information on established CECs in resource poor countries, especially in Africa. This study aimed to establish baseline data regarding existing formal CECs in Africa to raise awareness of and to encourage the establishment of CECs or Clinical Ethics Consultation Services on the continent. Methods A descriptive study was undertaken using an online questionnaire via SunSurveys to survey healthcare professionals and bioethicists in Africa. Data (...)
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