Ethics and Epidemiology

Ethics and Epidemiology

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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. The first edition has sold almost three thousand copies since it was published in 1996. This edition is fully revised and includes three new chapters:Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice, Ethical Issues in Genetic Epidemiology, and Ethical Issues in International Health Research and Epidemiology. These chapters collectively address important developments of the past decade. Three chapters from the first edition have also been reorganized: Ethicall Optimized Study Deisgns in Epidemiology, Ethical Issues in Epidemiologic Research with Children, and The Ethics of Epidemiologic Research with Older Populations. Instead of standing alone, these chapters have been integrated into chapters on informed consent, confidentiality and privacy protection, and community-based intervention more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 22mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195322932
  • 9780195322934
  • 1,445,761

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-This much needed update is a successful and serious addition to the discourse of public health ethics. Textbooks and narrower treatises abound in this area, but many suffer from a general thinness of discussion and philosophical sophistication on the topics they choose to cover. This book provides rigorous ethical analysis coupled with an accessible writing style and tone so as not to alienate uninitiated readers.---Doody's, a 5 star review!show more

Table of contents

Preface ; Contributors ; Part 1-Foundations ; 1. Historical Foundations, Steven S. Coughlin ; 2. Moral Foundations, Tom L. Beauchamp ; 3. Toward a Philosophy of Epidemiology, Douglas L. Weed ; Part II-Informed Consent, Privacy, and Confidentiality ; 4. Informed Consent in Epidemiological Research, Jeffrey P. Kahn and Anna C. Mastroianni ; 5. Confidentiality and Privacy Protection in Epidemiology, Ellen Wright Clayton ; Part III- Balancing Risks and Benefits ; 6. Ethical Issues in Community-Based Intervention Studies, Karen Glanz, Michelle C. Kegler, and Barbara K. Rimer ; 7. Ethical Issues in the Interaction with Subjects and Disclosures of Results, Andrea Smith and Paul A. Schulte ; 8. Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice, Robert E. McKeown and R. Max Learner ; 9. Ethical Issues in Genetic Epidemiology, Laura Beskow and Wylie Burke ; 10. Ethics and Epidemiology in the Age of AIDS, CArol Levine ; 11. Ethical Issues in International Health Research and Epidemiology, John D. H. Porter, Carolyn Stephens, and Anthony Kessel ; Part IV- The Regulatory Context and Professional Education ; 12. The Institutional Review Board, Robert J. Levine ; 13. Scientific Misconduct in Epidemiology, Colin L. Soskolne, Peter H. Abbrecht, Nancy M. Davidian, and Alan R. Price ; 14. Ethics Curricula in Epidemiology, Kennet W. Goodman and Ronal J. Prineasshow more

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