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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul M McNeill
|Description:||xv, 315 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: The Ethics and Politics of Human Experimentation --
pt. 1. A History of Experimentation and Codes of Ethics. 1. A History of Unethical Experimentation on Human Subjects. 2. Development of Codes of Ethics --
pt. 2. Research Ethics Committees: History and Practice. 3. The Development of Committee Review in the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. 4. The Practice of Review by Research Ethics Committees: An International Study --
pt. 3. Law and Ethics in Human Experimentation. 5. Law and Human Experimentation. 6. Ethical Principles, Rules and Discretion --
pt. 4. Politics of Review by Committee. 7. A Political Balance between Science, Society and the Subject. 8. Power, Status and a Rationale for Committee Representation. 9. Giving Effect to Representation: Composition and Functioning of Review Committees --
|Responsibility:||Paul M. McNeill.|
The author finds that these committees are predominantly influenced by members of research institutions and by the researchers themselves. Yet researchers, and their institutions, stand to gain considerable benefits from the experiments they conduct. Dr McNeill argues that committees of review, as they are presently constituted, cannot be relied on to ensure an equitable balance between the interests of researchers and the interests of the human subjects experimented on. He proposes a radically different rationale and model for committee review.
Within a broadly comparative framework, this book analyses a topical and important issue in medical ethics. It takes historical, philosophical, medical and legal approaches to the issue and is the only book to address the inherently political nature of committee review. It will be read internationally by members of ethics committees and IRBs, health administrators, medical professionals and researchers at all levels, lawyers and bioethicists, as well as students of law and medicine, community health, applied ethics and the philosophy of science.
- Human experimentation in medicine -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Human experimentation in medicine -- Political aspects.
- Ethics Committees.
- Human Experimentation.
- Experimentele geneeskunde.
- Expérimentation humaine en médecine.
- Éthique médicale.
- Expérimentation humaine en médecine -- Aspect moral.
- Expérimentation humaine en médecine -- Aspect politique.
- Internationaler Vergleich.
- Medizinische Ethik.
- Medicine -- Ethics