B S Elger
Affiliation: University Hospital
- Terminally ill patients and Jehovah's Witnesses: teaching acceptance of patients' refusals of vital treatmentsB S Elger
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, Geneva, Switzerland
Med Educ 36:479-88. 2002..To find out whether and how the teaching of medical ethics can influence attitudes on accepting treatment refusals...
- Management and evolution of insomnia complaints among non-substance-misusers in a Swiss remand prisonBernice S Elger
Département de médicine communautaire, division de médecine pénitentiaire, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 134:486-99. 2004....
- Prison life: television, sports, work, stress and insomnia in a remand prisonBernice S Elger
University of Geneva, Medical Faculty, CMU, Rue Michel Servet 1, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Int J Law Psychiatry 32:74-83. 2009..To compare how prisoners complaining of insomnia and prisoners without sleep problems describe their daily activities, stress factors and the perceived reasons for their sleep quality in prison...
- Research involving biological material from forensic autopsies: legal and ethical issuesBernice S Elger
University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pathobiology 76:1-10. 2009..In order to be allowed to carry out future research projects, families need to be approached for informed consent, unless the deceased person had left written directives including permission to use his or her tissues for research...
- Consent and anonymization in research involving biobanks: differing terms and norms present serious barriers to an international frameworkBernice S Elger
Département de médecine communautaire, Medecine Legale, Institut de bioéthique, Centre Médical Universitaire in Geneva, Switzerland
EMBO Rep 7:661-6. 2006
- Should children and adolescents be tested for Huntington's disease? Attitudes of future lawyers and physicians in SwitzerlandBernice S Elger
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9, av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Bioethics 20:158-67. 2006..Specific education should ensure that attitudes are based on sufficiently detailed knowledge about all aspects of genetic testing of children to discourage pressures on persons at risk of HD...
- Insomnia in places of detention: a review of the most recent research findingsBernice S Elger
Service de medecine de premier recours, Département de médecine communautaire et de premier recours, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Switzerland
Med Sci Law 47:191-9. 2007....
- Prisoners' insomnia: to treat or not to treat? Medical decision-making in places of detentionBernice S Elger
Medecine Legale, Centre Medical Universitaire, Universite de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
Med Sci Law 48:307-16. 2008..Institutional guidelines on insomnia should be based on ethically sound decision-making that takes into account the available evidence...
- Research involving prisoners: consensus and controversies in international and European regulationsBernice S Elger
Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Bioethics 22:224-38. 2008..What will ultimately protect prisoners best, while producing the greatest benefit for them, is access to the same healthcare available to members of the community including research as a true option...
- Prevalence, types and possible causes of insomnia in a Swiss remand prisonBernice S Elger
Médecine pénitentiaire et Institut universitaire de médecine légale, Geneva, Switzerland
Eur J Epidemiol 19:665-77. 2004..To determine the prevalence of insomnia complaints and possible causes among prisoners...
- Compliance with the wishes of competent patients among future physicians and lawyers: is paternalism a predictable individual or group-specific trait?Bernice S Elger
Unité de recherche et d enseignement en bioéthique et Centre Lémanique d Ethique, Geneva 4, Switzerland
Med Teach 26:458-62. 2004..The existence of a paternalistic trait in responses is confirmed. However, the trait explains only 20% of variance...
- Prescription of hypnotics and tranquilisers at the Geneva prison's outpatient service in comparison to an urban outpatient medical serviceBernice S Elger
Département de médecine communautaire, division de médecine pénitentiaire, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
Soz Praventivmed 47:39-43. 2002..Examine whether an overconsumption of tranquillizers exists in prison and discuss possible reasons...
- Should cancer patients be informed about their diagnosis and prognosis? Future doctors and lawyers differBernice S Elger
Unité de droit médical et d éthique clinique, Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9 Avenue de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
J Med Ethics 28:258-65. 2002..To compare attitudes of medical and law students toward informing a cancer patient about diagnosis and prognosis and to examine whether differences are related to different convictions about benefit or harm of information...
- [Ethics in clinical routine care: example of prognosis information]Bernice S Elger
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, Unité de droit médical et d éthique clinique, Genf, Schweiz
Med Klin (Munich) 97:533-40. 2002..From a legal viewpoint, the therapeutic privilege gives physicians in most countries the right to limit information, if they are concerned that this information will severely harm the patient...
- Attitudes of health care workers towards waking a terminally ill patient in the intensive care unit for treatment decisionsBernice S Elger
Unité de droit médical et d éthique clinique, Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9 Av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Intensive Care Med 29:487-90. 2003....
- Huntington's disease: do future physicians and lawyers think eugenically?B Elger
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, Unité de recherche et d enseignement en bioéthique, Geneva, Switzerland
Clin Genet 64:327-38. 2003..More education is needed to discourage eugenic pressures and discrimination of persons at risk of HD and other genetic diseases...
- Does insomnia in prison improve with time? Prospective study among remanded prisoners using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality IndexBernice S Elger
Médecine pénitentiaire, Département de médecine communautaire, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve, 9, av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Med Sci Law 43:334-44. 2003..However, in spite of regular drug treatment during the following weeks, PSQI scores persisted at a clinically significant level two months later. Drug treatment in prison only partially improves insomnia...
- Should a suicidal patient with Huntington's disease be hospitalized against her will? Attitudes among future physicians and lawyers and discussion of ethical issuesBernice S Elger
Unité de droit médical et d éthique clinique, Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9, av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:136-44. 2004..Students underestimated the need for careful evaluation. More open discussion and more ethical teaching on the subject of acceptance of rational suicide for hopelessly, but not yet terminally ill patients are needed...
- Evaluation of drug prescription at the Geneva prison's outpatient service in comparison to an urban outpatient medical serviceBernice S Elger
Médecine pénitentiaire, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve HUG, Geneva, Switzerland
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:633-44. 2004..To analyse non-psychotropic drug prescription in a prison outpatient clinic in comparison with an urban medical outpatient service...
- Towards equivalent health care of prisoners: European soft law and public health policy in GenevaBernice S Elger
University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, University of Geneva, Switzerland
J Public Health Policy 29:192-206. 2008..Learning how these factors have influenced implementation of prison medicine standards in Geneva may be helpful to public health managers elsewhere and encourage the use of similar strategies...
- Second-hand tobacco smoke in prison: tackling a public health matter through researchC Ritter
University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University Centre of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
Public Health 127:119-24. 2013..Tackling public health matters through research involving stakeholders in prisons implies benefits and risks that need exploration...
- [Prison health services: opening an access to the community healthcare network]D M Haller
Service médical du centre pour adolescents La Clairière, Département de médecine communautaire, HUG, 1211 Geneve
Rev Med Suisse 3:2171-4. 2007..Teaching health professionals the characteristics of working with prisoners and underserved populations may help overcome some of the remaining barriers to health care for these populations...
- Prevalence of positive tuberculosis skin tests during 5 years of screening in a Swiss remand prisonC Ritter
University Centre of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:65-9. 2012..Tuberculosis (TB) screening in prisons is recommended, but the appropriate methods remain controversial. Studies evaluating screening in remand prisons are scarce...
- Factors influencing attitudes towards medical confidentiality among Swiss physiciansB S Elger
University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland
J Med Ethics 35:517-24. 2009..6). Postgraduate education programs on confidentiality should be offered to a wide range of physicians and should address specific hypothetical situations in which there is a risk of avoidable breaches of confidentiality...
- Avoidable breaches of confidentiality: a study among students of medicine and of lawBernice S Elger
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, University Institute of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Med Educ 39:333-7. 2005..The aim of this study was to explore whether participants were able to identify violations of confidentiality and how serious these violations were...
- Attitudes of future lawyers and psychologists to the use of genetic testing for criminal behaviorBernice S Elger
Department of Community Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Camb Q Healthc Ethics 14:329-45. 2005