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Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics

ISBN-10: 0262632861
ISBN-13: 9780262632867
Edition: 2003
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606

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.

Timothy F. Murphy is Professor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is the author of Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics (MIT Press, 2004), Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research, and other books.

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Cases by Chapter
Introduction
Oversight and Study Design
Informed Consent
Selection of Subjects
Conflicts of Interest
Social Effects of Research
Embryos, Fetuses, and Children
Genetic Research
Use of Animals
Authorship and Publication
The Nuremberg Code
The Declaration of Helsinki
Glossary
Cases by General Category
Alphabetical List of Cases
Index

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