Emergency Research Ethics: Volume IV

1st Edition

A.M. Viens

Routledge
Published January 17, 2013
Reference - 522 Pages
ISBN 9781409446811 - CAT# Y241091
Series: The Library of Essays on Emergency Ethics, Law and Policy

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Summary

The essays selected for this volume focus on issues that arise when attempting to design, review and undertake research involving human participants who are experiencing a private or public emergency. The main themes discussed by the essays are: the distinctive and significant ethical questions as to how research participants can be treated during emergency settings; the ethical challenges raised by emergencies for researchers undertaking research and its effects on the nature of research pursued; and procedural obstacles raised by emergencies which can affect the quality of good research ethics review. The volume is unique in that it is the first collection to exclusively deal with all of the central ethical aspects of conducting human subject research in the context of emergency.

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