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Issues in Medical Research Ethics

Jürgen Boomgaarden, Pekka Louhiala and Urban Wiesing

128 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-601-6 $99.00/£60.00 Hb Published (June 2003)


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With the advances of medicine, questions of medical ethics have become more urgent and are now considered of great social and political significance. An innovatively designed, activity-based workbook, this text was prepared using papers and case studies collected from several countries in the European Union. It reflects the issues and concerns that confront clinical practitioners throughout Europe and elsewhere today and presents varying national responses in law and policy to these concerns, as identified by ethicists, lawyers, theologians and practitioners. The problems they examine include the relationship between medical research and medical practice, elementary regulations of medical research, the complexity of informed consent, and the role of the sponsor or scientific community.

Jürgen Boomgaarden received his Dr.Theol in 1997. His publications include a book on the theology and philosophy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He is Assistant Professor in medical ethics at University of Tübingen.

Pekka Louhiala is a pediatrician who also holds a degree in philosophy. He teaches medical ethics at the University of Helsinki and has published on various topics inpediatric epidemiology, medical ethics and philosophy of medicine.

Urban Wiesing studied medicine, philosophy, sociology and history of medicine. Since 1998 he has been Professor and Chair of Medical Ethics at the University of Tübingen.

Series: Volume 3, Teaching Ethics: Material for Practitioner Education


LC: R724 .I83 2003

BL: YC.2004.a.2446

BISAC: SOC002000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/General; MED050000 MEDICAL/Ethics; LAW093000 LAW/Medical Law & Legislation

BIC: PSXM Medical anthropology; MBDC Medical ethics & professional conduct



Contents

Chapter 1. Recruiting Patients
Chapter 2. The Conceptual Foundations of Scientific Research and Medical Practice
Chapter 3. The Case of DNA Samples
Chapter 4. Consent, Inducement and Conflict of Interest in Medical Research and Development
Chapter 5. Dignity of Man in Medical Research
Chapter 6. The Case of Saliva Samples
Chapter 7. Paternalism vs. Informed Consent: Issues in Research Ethics
Chapter 8. The Case of Challenging Behaviour
Chapter 9. Philosophical Reflections on Research with Cognitively Impaired Persons
Chapter 10. An Open Trial of Drug X for Alzheimer's Disease
Chapter 11. The Case of the Open Label Extension Study
Chapter 12. Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Women as Subjects in Clinical Research
Chapter 13. Bad Science/Bad Ethics?

Bibliography
Index

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