HEC Forum

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 5–17

A Pilot Qualitative Study of “Conflicts of Interests and/or Conflicting Interests” Among Canadian Bioethicists. Part 1: Five Cases, Experiences and Lessons Learned


DOI: 10.1007/s10730-010-9124-7

Cite this article as:
Frolic, A. & Chidwick, P. HEC Forum (2010) 22: 5. doi:10.1007/s10730-010-9124-7


In this pilot qualitative study 13 clinical bioethicists from across Canada were interviewed about their experiences of conflicts of interest and/or conflicting interests in their professional roles. The interviews generated five composite cases. Participants reported being significantly impacted by these experiences both personally and professionally.


Bioethics Clinical ethics consultation Clinical ethics 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hamilton Health SciencesMcMaster University Medical CenterHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.William Osler Health CentreEtobicoke General HospitalEtobicokeCanada

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