News tagged with ethics

Considering the ethics of sex-work research

The increase of research focusing on sex work and health is not without its ethical concerns. Researchers have sometimes struggled with challenges related to consent, inclusion, privacy and confidentiality, ...

May 02, 2014
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Discontinuation of randomized clinical trials common

Approximately 25 percent of about 1,000 randomized clinical trials initiated between 2000 and 2003 were discontinued, with the most common reason cited being poor recruitment of volunteers; and less than half of these trials ...

Mar 11, 2014
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US weighs unknowns of 3-person embryo technique

(AP)—Genetic experts cautioned the U.S. government Tuesday that it could take decades to confirm the safety of an experimental fertilization technique that would create babies from the DNA of three people, with the aim ...

Feb 24, 2014
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Marketing loans for fertility treatments raises ethical concerns

An increase in the number of lenders specializing in loans for fertility treatments enables more people to afford the treatments, but it also raises ethical concerns, concludes a commentary in the Hastings Center Report. Among the concerns, doctors are marketing the loans to their patients, and some of these doctors have ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Improving the quality of clinical ethics consultants

Clinical ethicists play a vital role in hospitals and other health care systems by helping to resolve ethical conflicts that arise between patients, families, and clinicians about end-of-life care and other important medical ...

Oct 07, 2013
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New bio bank to resolve legal and ethical issues

When researchers collect human tissue in a so-called bio bank, the purpose is usually to learn about various diseases and improve curing of them. But at the University of Copenhagen a group of researchers ...

Oct 03, 2013
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