Ethics and Epidemiology

Hardcover | March 16, 2009

EditorStephen S. Coughlin, Thomas L. Beauchamp, Douglas L. Weed

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Written by epidemiologists, ethicists, and legal scholars, this book provides an in-depth account of the moral problems that often confront epidemiologists, including both theoretical and practical issues. An introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems while leading issues areexamined in later chapters. The topics covered include informed consent, privacy and confidentiality protection, the balancing of risks and benefits, ethical issues in the study of vulnerable populations, the institutional review board system, and professional education. All articles in the volumeare original and include detailed references and bibliographic information. Epidemiologists, public health researchers, bioethicists, and health policy-makers will value the insight this book provides into the ethical dilemmas faced in epidemiologic research.

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Written by epidemiologists, ethicists, and legal scholars, this book provides an in-depth account of the moral problems that often confront epidemiologists, including both theoretical and practical issues. An introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems while leading issues areexamined in later chapters. The topics cove...

Stephen Coughlin is with the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thomas Beauchamp is a Professor of Philosophy and a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Douglas Weed is Chief in the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Foundations1. Steven S. Coughlin and Tom L. Beauchamp: Historical Foundations2. Tom L. Beauchamp: Moral Foundations3. John Last: Professional Standards of Conduct for Epidemiologists4. Douglas L.Weed: Epistemology and Ethics in EpidemiologyPart II: Informed Consent, Privacy, and Confidentiality5. Marjorie M. Shultz: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Securing Consent to Epidemiologic Research in the United States6. Ellen B. Gold: Confidentiality and Privacy Protection in Epidemiologic ResearchPart III: Balancing Risks and Benefits7. Steven S. Coughlin: Ethically Optimized Study Designs in Epidemiology8. Karen Glanz, Barbara K. Rimer, and Caryn Lerman: Ethical Issues in the Design and Conduct of Community-Based Intervention Studies9. Paul A. Schulte and Mitchell Singal: Ethical Issues in the Interaction with Subjects and Disclosure of ResultsPart IV: The Study of Vulnerable Pupulations10. Sanford Leikin: Ethical Issues in Epidemiologic Research with Children11. Joanne M. McGloin and Adrian M. Ostfeld: The Ethics of Epidemiologic Research with Older Populations12. Carol Levine: Ethics and Epidemiology in the Age of AIDSPart V: The Regulatory Context and Professional Education13. Robert J. Levine: The Institutional Review Board14. Colin L. Soskolne and Dorothy K. MacFarlane: Scientific Misconduct in Epidemiologic Research15. Kenneth W. Goodman and Ronald J. Prineas: Toward an Ethics Curriculum in Epidemiology