The Ethics of Biomedical Research: An International Perspective

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Medical - 386 pages
This book analyzes the major issues of research ethics through a careful review of the treatment in official policies on research ethics developed throughout the world (especially North America, Western Europe, and the Pacific Rim). Among the issues covered are animal research, research on human subjects, epidemiological research, genetic research, reproductive research, research on vulnerable subjects, clinical trials, drug approval and the research process, and research on women and minorities. Brody also evaluates the content and the methods of developing these policies in light of his philosophical position of pluralistic casuistry.
This is the only book that analyzes all the major issues in research ethics. It is the only book which deals with these issues from an international perspective rather than just a US perspective. Major official policies from important research-intensive countries are reprinted in the appendix (close to 200 plates of otherwise difficult material).

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Contents

Introduction
3
Chapter One The Use of Animals in Research
11
Chapter Two Research on Human Subjects
31
Chapter Three Epidemiological Research
55
Chapter Four Genetic Research
77
Chapter Five Reproductive and Fetal Research
99
Chapter Six Research Involving Vulnerable Subjects
119
Chapter Seven Clinical Trials
139
Chapter Nine Research Involving Women and Members
185
Chapter Ten Philosophical Reflections
197
International Research Ethics Policies
213
European Transnational Research Ethics Policies
237
U S Research Ethics Policies
262
Research Ethics Policies from Other Countries
315
Notes
359
Acknowledgment of Sources
377

Chapter Eight Research and the DrugDevice Approval Process
161
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About the author (1998)

Baruch A. Brody is at Baylor College of Medicine.

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