Research on Human Subjects: Problems of Social Control in Medical Experimentation

Research on Human Subjects: Problems of Social Control in Medical Experimentation

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The use of human subjects in biomedical research has increased rapidly with scientific discoveries. However, the failure to achieve the highest - or even adequate - standards of professional moral concern and behavior is a serious side effect. Research on Human Subjects is based on four years of intensive research in which two studies were completed - one on a nationally representative sample of biomedical research institutions, the second on a sample of 350 researchers who actually used human subjects. The authors explore prevalent ethical norms, the actual ethical behavior of scientists, and the dilemma between the values of humane therapy and scientific discovery. They document the inadequate training that biomedical researchers receive in the ethics of research on human subjects, not only in medical schools but in post-graduate training as well. This landmark work makes very specific suggestions for policy change and reform for the biomedical research profession and its employment of human subjects.

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ISBN-13: 9780878556496
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 01/30/1979
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

BERNARD BARBER is on the Barnard College and Graduate Faculties of Columbia University. JOHN J. LALLY is at Lehman College, CUNY. JULIA LOUGHLIN MAKARUSHKA is at Barnard College, Columbia University. DANIEL SULLIVAN, formerly of Barnard College, now teaches at Carleton College.

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