Science and the Media: Delgado's Brave Bulls and the Ethics of Scientific Disclosure

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Academic Press, Jul 28, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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Of great utility for every scientist faced with publicizing their discoveries via the media, this book addresses questions of responsibility for the balance and accuracy of scientific reporting, and attempts to be a guide for the scientist in their quest to inform the general public about their research in honest, truthful, and still interesting ways. Case studies by leading scholars in the fields of bioethics (pharmaceutical research (Declan Doogan, Senior VP Pfizer), medical journal editing (Jerome Kassirer, former editor of NEJM), science journalism, philosophy of science, history of medicine (John Warner, chair history of medicine Yale), public health (Ruth Katz, Dean public health, George Washington University), and philosophy of religion (Reverend Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster) illustrate positions and points of view and offer unique perspectives on the complex dance between science and the media.
  • Provides a compelling overview and analysis of the difficulties of dealing with mass media and collects tips and solutions.
  • Includes case studies from the experience of a number of high-profile contributors from different fields
  • Provides an easy-to-read, carefully selected and synthesized overview well suited to teaching and as further reading source in respective classes
  • Includes a famous movie from Jose Delgado that shows his attempts in the 60s to demonstrate "remote control" of a bull

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The Ethics of Scientific Disclosure
1 Historical and Contemporary Vignettes
The Current Controversy Regarding Industry Funding of Clinical Research
3 Social Pressures that Impact on How Science is Reported
Past Trends the Current Relationship Between Scientist and Journalist and the Future of Biomedical Publishing in the Age of the Internet
References and Notes
About the Senior Authors

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Prof. Linda C. Mayes has served as the Special Assistant to the Dean, Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) since 2008. In this role, she is also responsible for management of scientific integrity for the medical school and its faculty who are spread across affiliated hospitals. Dr. Mayes is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Public Health in the Yale Child Study Center, and her research integrates perspectives from child development, behavioral neuroscience, psychophysiology and neurobiology, developmental psychopathology, and neurobehavioral teratology. She has published widely in the developmental psychology, pediatrics, and child psychiatry literature. Dr. Mayes is also trained as an adult and child psychoanalyst and is the chairman of the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre in London as well as the coordinator of the Anna Freud Centre program at the Yale Child Study Center.

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