Vol. 14 No. 2 | February 2014

Vol. 14 No. 2 | February 2014

ISBN: 1526-5161

editorial.

Hyder and colleagues’ (2014) article demonstrates that the distinctive features of health systems research give rise to nuanced ethical considerations in areas like informed consent, risk, and benefit. Yet it focuses primarily on ethical issues that fall within the purview of institutional review boards (IRBs). This gives an impression (likely not intended by the authors) that the scope of h...

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target articles.

Human–nonhuman chimeras have been the focus of ethical controversies for more than a decade, yet some related issues remain unaddressed. For example, little has been said about the relationship between the origin of transferred cells and the morally relevant capacities to which they may give rise. Consider, for example, a developing mouse fetus that receives a brain stem cell transplant from a h...

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Ethical Review of Health Systems Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Conceptual Exploration

Adnan A. Hyder, Abbas Rattani, Carleigh Krubiner, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani & Nhan T. Tran

Given that health systems research (HSR) involves different aims, approaches, and methodologies as compared to more traditional clinical trials, the ethical issues present in HSR may be unique or particularly nuanced. This article outlines eight pertinent ethical issues that are particularly salient in HSR and argues that the ethical review process should be better tailored to ensure more efficien...

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