Protection of Research Subjects: Do Special Rules Apply in Epidemiology?
Capron, Alexander Morgan
Law, Medicine and Health Care. 1991 Fall-Winter; 19(3-4): 184-190.
...Before we dismiss ethics as nothing more than a cause of confusion and needless worry, I think we need to take a careful look at epidemiologists' ethical obligations to research subjects. In doing so, we should pay particular attention to three points: first, the difference between harming someone and wronging them; second, the role of informed consent in protecting against such wrongs; and third, the steps that can be taken to avoid or minimize particular harms associated with breaches of privacy and confidentiality.
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