Rosamond Rhodes, et. al.
In response to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently posted advance notice of proposed rulemaking, “Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators” (DHHS 2011) and the New England Journal of Medicine Sounding Board summary by Ezekiel Emanuel and Jerry Menikoff, “Reforming the R...Click for More
John D. Lantos & William L. Meadow
Most bioethicists and professional medical societies condemn the practice of “slow codes.” The American College of Physicians ethics manual states, “Because it is deceptive, physicians or nurses should not perform half-hearted resuscitation efforts (‘slow codes’).” A leading textbook calls slow codes “dishonest, crass dissimulation, and unethical.” A medical sociologist describes t...Click for More
“You Don't Know Me, But …”: Access to Patient Data and Subject Recruitment in Human Subjects Research
Toby Schonfeld, Joseph S. Brown, N. Jean Amoura & Bruce Gordon
Recruiting subjects to participate in a research study is the first step in the consent process, and therefore falls within the purview of the institutional review board (IRB) (Huntington and Robinson 2007; Neff 2008). It is a common practice to screen patients’ medical information to ensure that recruitment efforts are targeted to the appropriate individuals, a practice permitted under the Heat...Click for More