Ethics in Research

Historical Context
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Past
– German experimentation – Tuskegee Syphilis study

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Present
– Cancer research – AIDS (AZT) research

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Ethical system designed to prevent people from being used as scientific guinea pigs Contemporary emphasis on the ‘rights’ of people to take risks to save themselves

Ethical Issues
Voluntary participation

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Voluntary participation Informed consent

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Voluntary participation Informed consent Risk of harm

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Voluntary participation Informed consent Risk of harm Anonymity

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Voluntary participation Informed consent Risk of harm Anonymity Confidentiality

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Ethical Issues
Voluntary participation Informed consent Risk of harm Anonymity Confidentiality Right to services

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Institutional Review Boards

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Mechanism for reviewing proposed research Mechanism for protecting the institution and researcher Submitting an IRB proposal

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