Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics / Edition 1

Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics / Edition 1

by Timothy F. Murphy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262632861

ISBN-13: 9780262632867

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

This textbook for instruction in biomedical research ethics can also serve as a valuable reference for professionals in the field of bioethics. The 149
cases included in the book are grouped in nine chapters, each of which covers a key area of debate in the field. Some of the case studies are classics, including the famous cases of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Overview

This textbook for instruction in biomedical research ethics can also serve as a valuable reference for professionals in the field of bioethics. The 149
cases included in the book are grouped in nine chapters, each of which covers a key area of debate in the field. Some of the case studies are classics, including the famous cases of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (in which subjects with syphilis were not given treatment) and the Willowbrook hepatitis studies (in which institutionalized subjects were intentionally exposed to hepatitis). Others focus on such current issues as human embryonic stem cell research, cloning by somatic nuclear transfer, and the design and function of institutional review boards. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction that places the issues raised in context;
this is followed by a number of cases (each of which is no more than a few pages).
Study questions meant to encourage further discussion follow each case.After an introductory discussion of the history and tenets of ethics in medical research, the book's chapters cover the topics of oversight and study design; informed consent;
the selection of subjects; conflicts of interest; the social effects of research;
embryos, fetuses, and children; genetic research; the use of animals; and authorship and publication. Following these chapters are appendixes with the texts of the
Nuremburg Code and the World Declaration of Geneva, two key documents in the establishment of bioethical standards for research. Also included are a glossary, a table of cases by general category, and an alphabetical listing of cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262632867
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Basic Bioethics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
883,893
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Cases by Chapterxiii
Introduction1
1Oversight and Study Design13
2Informed Consent53
3Selection of Subjects91
4Conflicts of Interest127
5Social Effects of Research153
6Embryos, Fetuses, and Children193
7Genetic Research221
8Use of Animals249
9Authorship and Publication273
Appendix AThe Nuremberg Code307
Appendix BThe Declaration of Helsinki309
Glossary315
Cases by General Category319
Alphabetical List of Cases327
Index333

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