B S Elger

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Terminally ill patients and Jehovah's Witnesses: teaching acceptance of patients' refusals of vital treatments
    B S Elger
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Educ 36:479-88. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Management and evolution of insomnia complaints among non-substance-misusers in a Swiss remand prison
    Bernice S Elger
    Département de médicine communautaire, division de médecine pénitentiaire, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 134:486-99. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Prison life: television, sports, work, stress and insomnia in a remand prison
    Bernice S Elger
    University of Geneva, Medical Faculty, CMU, Rue Michel Servet 1, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:74-83. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Research involving biological material from forensic autopsies: legal and ethical issues
    Bernice S Elger
    University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Pathobiology 76:1-10. 2009
  5. pmc Consent and anonymization in research involving biobanks: differing terms and norms present serious barriers to an international framework
    Bernice S Elger
    Département de médecine communautaire, Medecine Legale, Institut de bioéthique, Centre Médical Universitaire in Geneva, Switzerland
    EMBO Rep 7:661-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Should children and adolescents be tested for Huntington's disease? Attitudes of future lawyers and physicians in Switzerland
    Bernice S Elger
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9, av de Champel, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Bioethics 20:158-67. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Insomnia in places of detention: a review of the most recent research findings
    Bernice 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Prisoners' insomnia: to treat or not to treat? Medical decision-making in places of detention
    Bernice S Elger
    Medecine Legale, Centre Medical Universitaire, Universite de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Sci Law 48:307-16. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Research involving prisoners: consensus and controversies in international and European regulations
    Bernice S Elger
    Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Bioethics 22:224-38. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, types and possible causes of insomnia in a Swiss remand prison
    Bernice S Elger
    Médecine pénitentiaire et Institut universitaire de médecine légale, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:665-77. 2004

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Terminally ill patients and Jehovah's Witnesses: teaching acceptance of patients' refusals of vital treatments
    B 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Management and evolution of insomnia complaints among non-substance-misusers in a Swiss remand prison
    Bernice S Elger
    Département de médicine communautaire, division de médecine pénitentiaire, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 134:486-99. 2004
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Prison life: television, sports, work, stress and insomnia in a remand prison
    Bernice 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...
  4. doi request reprint Research involving biological material from forensic autopsies: legal and ethical issues
    Bernice 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...
  5. pmc Consent and anonymization in research involving biobanks: differing terms and norms present serious barriers to an international framework
    Bernice S Elger
    Département de médecine communautaire, Medecine Legale, Institut de bioéthique, Centre Médical Universitaire in Geneva, Switzerland
    EMBO Rep 7:661-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Should children and adolescents be tested for Huntington's disease? Attitudes of future lawyers and physicians in Switzerland
    Bernice 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Insomnia in places of detention: a review of the most recent research findings
    Bernice 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
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Prisoners' insomnia: to treat or not to treat? Medical decision-making in places of detention
    Bernice 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...
  9. doi request reprint Research involving prisoners: consensus and controversies in international and European regulations
    Bernice 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, types and possible causes of insomnia in a Swiss remand prison
    Bernice 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prescription of hypnotics and tranquilisers at the Geneva prison's outpatient service in comparison to an urban outpatient medical service
    Bernice 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...
  13. pmc Should cancer patients be informed about their diagnosis and prognosis? Future doctors and lawyers differ
    Bernice 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
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint [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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of health care workers towards waking a terminally ill patient in the intensive care unit for treatment decisions
    Bernice 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
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does insomnia in prison improve with time? Prospective study among remanded prisoners using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
    Bernice 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Should a suicidal patient with Huntington's disease be hospitalized against her will? Attitudes among future physicians and lawyers and discussion of ethical issues
    Bernice 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of drug prescription at the Geneva prison's outpatient service in comparison to an urban outpatient medical service
    Bernice 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...
  20. doi request reprint Towards equivalent health care of prisoners: European soft law and public health policy in Geneva
    Bernice 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...
  21. doi request reprint Second-hand tobacco smoke in prison: tackling a public health matter through research
    C 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint [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...
  23. doi request reprint Prevalence of positive tuberculosis skin tests during 5 years of screening in a Swiss remand prison
    C 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...
  24. doi request reprint Factors influencing attitudes towards medical confidentiality among Swiss physicians
    B 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Avoidable breaches of confidentiality: a study among students of medicine and of law
    Bernice 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of future lawyers and psychologists to the use of genetic testing for criminal behavior
    Bernice S Elger
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 14:329-45. 2005