Ethics and Epidemiology / Edition 2

Ethics and Epidemiology / Edition 2

by Steven S. Coughlin, Tom L. Beauchamp, Douglas L. Weed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195322932

ISBN-13: 9780195322934

Pub. Date: 03/19/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Written by epidemiologists, ethicists and legal scholars, this book provides an in-depth exploration of the moral dilemmas that routinely confront epidemiologists, including both theoretical and practical issues. An excellent introduction surveys the theoretical and practical problems while leading issues are examined in later chapters though an up-to-date, solid…  See more details below

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Written by epidemiologists, ethicists and legal scholars, this book provides an in-depth exploration of the moral dilemmas that routinely confront epidemiologists, including both theoretical and practical issues. An excellent introduction surveys the theoretical and practical problems while leading issues are examined in later chapters though an up-to-date, solid analysis. Topics covered include informed consent, privacy and confidentiality protection, the balancing of risks and benefits, vulnerable populations, institutional review boards, and professional education. All the articles collected in this volume are original, and each includes detailed references and an extensive bibliography. Epidemiologists, public health researchers, bioethicists, and health policy-makers will value the insight this book provides into the ethical dilemmas faced in epidemiologic research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195322934
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Historical Foundations5
2Moral Foundations24
3Professional Standards of Conduct for Epidemiologists53
4Epistemology and Ethics in Epidemiology76
5Legal and Ethical Considerations for Securing Consent to Epidemiologic Research in the United States97
6Confidentiality and Privacy Protection in Epidemiologic Research128
7Ethically Optimized Study Designs in Epidemiology145
8Ethical Issues in the Design and Conduct of Community-Based Intervention Studies156
9Ethical Issues in the Interaction with Subjects and Disclosure of Results178
10Ethical Issues in Epidemiologic Research with Children199
11The Ethics of Epidemiologic Research with Older Populations219
12Ethics and Epidemiology in the Age of AIDS239
13The Institutional Review Board257
14Scientific Misconduct in Epidemiologic Research274
15Toward an Ethics Curriculum in Epidemiology290
Index305

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