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Ethics and human research subjects

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Question: 1
Describe a historical event that has shaped current guidelines and regulations for the ethical conduct of epidemiologic research with human subjects.
Question: 2
What is the Belmont Report and when conducting research using human subjects, is a consent form required in research involving no more than minimal risk with children?
Question: 3
Describe the key principles, guidelines, and regulations governing research with human subjects and relate them to the Tuskegee experiment and the Guatemalan syphilis study.
Question: 4
Question for Anyone: What is the significance of the CITI program and how does this program assist in meeting and maintaining quality and ethical research standards for research plans which target specific groups or populations?

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Question: 1
Describe a historical event that has shaped current guidelines and regulations for the ethical conduct of epidemiologic research with human subjects.

The Tuskegee Study was one of the historical events that has helped to shape current guidelines and regulations as it involved one of the worst cases of racist and unethical research ever conducted. It truly set the bar for unethical actions on behalf of society as it was a result of the racist and criminal actions that were characteristic of this era in American history. This study was conducted to determine the long-term effects of syphilis at the behest of African Americans, and the study went on for 30 plus years. The study involved 600 black males with 399 having contracted the disease while 201 did not have the disease. None of the participants were given informed consent and the participants were told they were being treated for "bad blood" while not actually being given a cure or treatment for ...

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Ethics and human research subjects are examined.

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