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Epidemiology and moral philosophy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research.
1992 (English)In: Journal of Medical Ethics, ISSN 0306-6800, E-ISSN 1473-4257, Vol. 18, no 4, 193-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To an increasing extent ethical controversies affect and sometimes obstruct public health work and epidemiological research. In order to improve communication between the concerned parties a model for identification and analysis of ethical conflicts in individual-based research has been worked out in co-operation between epidemiologists and moral philosophers. The model has two dimensions. One dimension specifies relevant ethical principles (as beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice). The other dimension specifies the groups of persons involved in the conflict under consideration (for example: the study-population, individuals who may benefit from the results, the researchers and their personnel, the community at large). The model has been applied to the problem of legitimacy of case-register research and to problems in psychiatric health services research as well as epidemiological research.

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1992. Vol. 18, no 4, 193-96 p.
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-257201PubMedID: 1460647OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-257201DiVA: diva2:838819
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