A young scientists’ perspective on DBS: A plea for an international DBS organization

Rowan P. Sommers, Roy Dings, Koen I. Neijenhuijs, Hannah Andringa, Sebastian Arts, Daphne van de Bult, Laura Klockenbusch, Emiel Wanningen, Leon C. de Bruin, Pim F.G. Haselager

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Our think tank tasked by the Dutch Health Council, consisting of Radboud University Nijmegen Honours Academy students with various backgrounds, investigated the implications of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric patients. During this investigation, a number of methodological, ethical and societal difficulties were identified. We consider these difficulties to be a reflection of a still fragmented field of research that can be overcome with improved organization and communication. To this effect, we suggest that it would be useful to found a centralized DBS organization. Such an organization makes it possible to 1) set up and maintain a repository, 2) facilitate DBS studies with a larger sample size, 3) improve communication amongst researchers, clinicians and ethical committees, and 4) improve communication between DBS experts and the public at large.

LanguageEnglish
Pages187-190
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroethics
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2015

Fingerprint

Deep Brain Stimulation
Organizations
Communication
Sample Size
Psychiatry
Research Personnel
Students
Health
Research

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Repository
  • Small-N studies

Cite this

Sommers, R. P., Dings, R., Neijenhuijs, K. I., Andringa, H., Arts, S., van de Bult, D., ... Haselager, P. F. G. (2015). A young scientists’ perspective on DBS: A plea for an international DBS organization. Neuroethics, 8(2), 187-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-015-9231-x
Sommers, Rowan P. ; Dings, Roy ; Neijenhuijs, Koen I. ; Andringa, Hannah ; Arts, Sebastian ; van de Bult, Daphne ; Klockenbusch, Laura ; Wanningen, Emiel ; de Bruin, Leon C. ; Haselager, Pim F.G. / A young scientists’ perspective on DBS : A plea for an international DBS organization. In: Neuroethics. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 187-190.
@article{e645a9f7148e42df871fdc94946a8f3f,
title = "A young scientists’ perspective on DBS: A plea for an international DBS organization",
abstract = "Our think tank tasked by the Dutch Health Council, consisting of Radboud University Nijmegen Honours Academy students with various backgrounds, investigated the implications of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric patients. During this investigation, a number of methodological, ethical and societal difficulties were identified. We consider these difficulties to be a reflection of a still fragmented field of research that can be overcome with improved organization and communication. To this effect, we suggest that it would be useful to found a centralized DBS organization. Such an organization makes it possible to 1) set up and maintain a repository, 2) facilitate DBS studies with a larger sample size, 3) improve communication amongst researchers, clinicians and ethical committees, and 4) improve communication between DBS experts and the public at large.",
keywords = "Communication, Deep Brain Stimulation, Repository, Small-N studies",
author = "Sommers, {Rowan P.} and Roy Dings and Neijenhuijs, {Koen I.} and Hannah Andringa and Sebastian Arts and {van de Bult}, Daphne and Laura Klockenbusch and Emiel Wanningen and {de Bruin}, {Leon C.} and Haselager, {Pim F.G.}",
year = "2015",
month = "8",
day = "28",
doi = "10.1007/s12152-015-9231-x",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "187--190",
journal = "Neuroethics",
issn = "1874-5490",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "2",

}

Sommers, RP, Dings, R, Neijenhuijs, KI, Andringa, H, Arts, S, van de Bult, D, Klockenbusch, L, Wanningen, E, de Bruin, LC & Haselager, PFG 2015, 'A young scientists’ perspective on DBS: A plea for an international DBS organization', Neuroethics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 187-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-015-9231-x

A young scientists’ perspective on DBS : A plea for an international DBS organization. / Sommers, Rowan P.; Dings, Roy; Neijenhuijs, Koen I.; Andringa, Hannah; Arts, Sebastian; van de Bult, Daphne; Klockenbusch, Laura; Wanningen, Emiel; de Bruin, Leon C.; Haselager, Pim F.G.

In: Neuroethics, Vol. 8, No. 2, 28.08.2015, p. 187-190.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - A young scientists’ perspective on DBS

T2 - Neuroethics

AU - Sommers, Rowan P.

AU - Dings, Roy

AU - Neijenhuijs, Koen I.

AU - Andringa, Hannah

AU - Arts, Sebastian

AU - van de Bult, Daphne

AU - Klockenbusch, Laura

AU - Wanningen, Emiel

AU - de Bruin, Leon C.

AU - Haselager, Pim F.G.

PY - 2015/8/28

Y1 - 2015/8/28

N2 - Our think tank tasked by the Dutch Health Council, consisting of Radboud University Nijmegen Honours Academy students with various backgrounds, investigated the implications of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric patients. During this investigation, a number of methodological, ethical and societal difficulties were identified. We consider these difficulties to be a reflection of a still fragmented field of research that can be overcome with improved organization and communication. To this effect, we suggest that it would be useful to found a centralized DBS organization. Such an organization makes it possible to 1) set up and maintain a repository, 2) facilitate DBS studies with a larger sample size, 3) improve communication amongst researchers, clinicians and ethical committees, and 4) improve communication between DBS experts and the public at large.

AB - Our think tank tasked by the Dutch Health Council, consisting of Radboud University Nijmegen Honours Academy students with various backgrounds, investigated the implications of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric patients. During this investigation, a number of methodological, ethical and societal difficulties were identified. We consider these difficulties to be a reflection of a still fragmented field of research that can be overcome with improved organization and communication. To this effect, we suggest that it would be useful to found a centralized DBS organization. Such an organization makes it possible to 1) set up and maintain a repository, 2) facilitate DBS studies with a larger sample size, 3) improve communication amongst researchers, clinicians and ethical committees, and 4) improve communication between DBS experts and the public at large.

KW - Communication

KW - Deep Brain Stimulation

KW - Repository

KW - Small-N studies

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84938293073&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84938293073&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s12152-015-9231-x

DO - 10.1007/s12152-015-9231-x

M3 - Article

VL - 8

SP - 187

EP - 190

JO - Neuroethics

JF - Neuroethics

SN - 1874-5490

IS - 2

ER -