Ghaiath Hussein Publications. Ghaiath Hussein PublicationsGrants, Abstracts and Publications:

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Grant from Wellcome Trust for PhD Studentship in Humanities &Social Sciences (2012). Grant Ref. 099385/Z/12/Z  

Conferences’ accepted abstracts

1.      “What can ethics learn from Islamic legislation? An Islamic approach to moral analysis based on the Purposes of Islamic Legislation (Maqasid Al-Shariya’a)” accepted for the second International Bioethics Conference, Sultanate of Oman (Feb. 2020)
2.      Research or not research? This is not the question for research ethics in public health emergencies. An accepted abstract to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, Nov. 2018.
3.      The Significance of Age and How it Affects the Aging Arab Women: An Islamic Approach”, an accepted abstract to the UNESCO Regional Conference on “Aging Arab Women: Myths, Facts and Implications” (Tunisia, 2018).
4.      The Ethical Duty of Evidence Based Decision Making in Clinical Practice. An accepted abstract for the 2011 Canadian Bioethics Society 22nd Annual Conference, Saint John, N.B., Canada.
5.      Consent for research and research-like activities during human-made disasters: Ethical principles and practical challenges. Accepted abstract for the 18th World Congress for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Manchester, UK (2013).
6.       “Ethico-metrics: A Scale-based Approach to Ethical Analysis and Decision Making”. Accepted abstract for the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Annual Meeting as a poster presentation, Atlanta, GA (2013).
8.      “ Democracy: the forgotten challenge for the development of bioethics in non-democratic countries”, presented at the 28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, Debrecen, Hungary (27-30 Aug. 2014)
9.      Review of Non-National (International) Research Conducted in Less Developed Countries: Challenges and Opportunities. An accepted abstract for the 2nd Regional Conference for Research Ethics, Beirut, Lebanon (15-18 September 2011) 

Peer-reviewed articles

As a single/first author
1.      Hussein G, Elmusharaf K. Mention of ethical review and informed consent in the reports of research undertaken during the armed conflict in Darfur (2004–2012): a systematic review. BMC Med Ethics. 2019;20:40. doi:10.1186/s12910-019-0377-7.
2.      Hussein GM.  When Ethics Survive Where People Do Not. Public Health Ethics (2010) 3(1): 72-77, March 18, 2010 doi:10.1093/phe/phq00. URL: 
3.      Hussein G.  The Sudan Experience, J Acad Ethics (2008) 6:289–293. DOI 10.1007/s10805-009-9077-0. Article URL: 
4.      Hussein GMA.  Democracy: the forgotten challenge for bioethics in the developing countries, BMC Medical Ethics 10 (2009) 3. Doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-10-3. Article URL 
5.      G.M.A. Hussein (2011). (A119) Ethical Issues in the Review and Conduct of Research during Active Conflicts: Reflections from Darfur, West Sudan. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 26 , pp s33-s34 doi:10.1017/S1049023X11001208

As a co-author:

6.      Al-Kaabba, A. F., Hussein, G. M., Al-Qumaizi, K. I., Al-Rashed, W., Kasule, O. H., Alosaimi, F. et al. (2016). Disclosing Medical Errors in Tertiary Hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study. IJASM, 3(2), 75-83
7.      AlKabba, A., Hussein, G., Kasule, O., Jarallah, J., Alrukban, M., & Alrashid, A. 2013, \”Teaching and evaluation methods of medical ethics in the Saudi public medical colleges: cross-sectional questionnaire study\”, BMC Medical Education, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 122
8.      AlKabba AF, Hussein GM, Albar AA, Bahnassy AA, Qadi M. The major medical ethical challenges facing the public and healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia. J Fam Community Med 2012; 19:1-6. URL:     
9.      AlKabba A, Hussein GM. Democratization of medical education is needed to effective teaching of bioethics. J Med Liban 2011; 59 (1).

Books and Manuals

10.   Translator of the first-ever English translation of the Code of Ethics, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (2014)
11.   Author of the EMPHNET Training Handbook of Public Health Ethics 
13.   Medical Ethics for Undergraduate Medical Students: Curriculum Outline ( 
14.   Co-author of the National Research Ethics Training Course Manual, January 09 (updated Sep. 2010)
15.   Co-author of the managerial capacity building series for voluntary organization (in Arabic 2007). Available online: 
16.   Basic epidemiology series for non-specialists (in Arabic). Epidemiology beyond figures.
17.   Towards an Islamic approach to community-oriented medical education (in Arabic)

Book Chapters

19.   Chapter on \”Ethical challenges in global health research\”, in the Book entitled \”An Introduction to Global Health Ethics\”, edited by Ross E.G. Upshur and Andrew D. Pinto. Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group; 2012)
20.   Chapter on \”Ethical review of non-national (international) research conducted in less developed countries\” to Fogarty International Center – supported curriculum developed by the Joint Center for Bioethics (Canada), by (Toronto, 2012)
Co-editor and main contributor to “Professionalism & Ethics Education for Residents Handbook: A Practical Guide on Ethics for Residents” Eds. James Ware and G. M. Hussein. 1st edition ed. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, 2014. Chapters entitled: 
21.   Introduction to Medical Ethics
22.   Principles of Western & Islamic Approaches to Bioethics
23.   Doctor’s Professional Relationships and Duties
24.   Truth Telling and Breaking Bad News
25.   Privacy & Confidentiality
26.   Allocation of Resources in Healthcare
27.   How to resolve ethical issues in clinical practice?
Contributor the following modules in the “WHO Training Manual on Ethical issues in Research and surveillance: Epidemics, Pandemics and Public Health Crisis”\’. Ed. Philippe Calain, WHO (Geneva); 2014.
28.   Major issues in normative instruments research and surveillance in public health emergencies
29.   Shortcomings of normative instruments in disasters
30.   Privacy and confidentiality in public health surveillance


32.   Co-author of the Private-Public Partnership Policy Report, FMOH-Sudan, 2009 (
33.   Technical report on the Sudan Household Health Survey in south Darfur state, 2006. (awarded as the best technical report among the 25 states of Sudan (
34.   Editor and Course Director of the National Research Ethics Curriculum (Sudan)

Guidelines and Policies

35.   Translator of the Saudi Code of Ethics for Healthcare Providers (2014)
37.   The Strategic Document for the establishment of the Arab Bioethics Society, co-edited by Thalia Arawi (2011)
39.   Co-editor and translator of the National Ethical Guidelines of Research Involving Humans. Research Directorate, Sudan (2006-2009)
41.   Co-author of the Clinical Guidelines of Case-Management and Reporting of Dengue Fever (Jeddah, MOH – Saudi Arabia, 2007)
42.   Dengue Notification and Sample Transport Guidelines for Hospitals in Jeddah (in Arabic, 2006)

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I have peer reviewed manuscripts submitted for:
Medicine, Law & Society Journal
Journal of Religion and Health 
Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
WHO Bulletin
BMC Medical Ethics
Review of European Studies
Journal of Family and Community Medicine 
Journal of Public Health Ethics

Published by Dr Ghaiath Hussein

Medical doctor specialized in bioethics and public health. Following my MBBS in Sudan, I had a master degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto, then a PhD in bioethics at the University of Birmingham, UK. I have been teaching medical ethics for undergraduate medical students, residents, public health practitioners and master students and provide consultations in ethics-related topics for many regional and international institutions. This website is where I try to share some of what I have learned in my professional journey, hoping that this will make your journey shorter and easier by avoiding the same mistakes and by gaining some extra miles.

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