COI

Mental health: pressure to return to the office could be making employees more anxious

Many employers are eager for staff to return to the office after a year of social distancing, mask wearing, and working from home. However, a recent survey of 4,553 office workers in five different countries, found that every single person reported feeling anxious about resuming in-person work. The top causes of return-to-work stress included being …

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Conflicts of interest and disclosure

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was established on 14 December 2017 by the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) to enquire into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. I was asked by the Royal Commission to respond to the following questions: How …

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Effect of reminders of personal sacrifice and suggested rationalizations on residents’ self-reported willingness to accept gifts.

Authored Chapter 7 for Thinking about Bribery (Neuroscience, Moral Cognition and the Psychology of Bribery) with Loewenstein, G. Bribery is perhaps the most visible and most frequently studied form of corruption. Very little research, however, examines the individual decision to offer or accept a bribe, or how understanding that decision can help to effectively control …

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Confessing One’s Sins but Still Committing Them: Transparency and the Failure of Disclosure.

Authored Chapter 6 for Behavioural Public Policy with Cain, D., & Loewenstein, G. How can individuals best be encouraged to take more responsibility for their well-being and their environment or to behave more ethically in their business transactions? Across the world, governments are showing a growing interest in using behavioural economic research to inform the …

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Disclosing conflicts of interest in patient decision aids.

ABSTRACT Background In 2005, the International Patient Decisions Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration developed quality criteria for patient decisions aids; one of the quality dimensions dealt with disclosure of conflicts of interest (COIs). The purposes of this paper are to review newer evidence on dealing with COI in the development of patient decision aids and to …

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