Vol. 2 No. 4 | October 2011

Vol. 2 No. 4 | October 2011

ISBN: 2150-7716

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An Empirical Ethics Agenda for Psychiatric Research Involving Prisoners

Paul P. Christopher, Philip J. Candilis, Josiah D. Rich & Charles W. Lidz

In the past 30 years, the incarcerated population in the United States has more than quadrupled to 2.3 million adults. With an alarmingly high prevalence of mental illness, substance use, and other serious health conditions compounding their curtailed autonomy, prisoners constitute perhaps the nation’s most disadvantaged group. Scientifically rigorous research involving prisoners holds the p...

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Background: This paper reviews the past 25 years of empirical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on matters of ethics in psychiatric research. Methods: Using the NIH RePORTER and Medline databases, we identified 43 grants and 77 publications that involved the empirical study of a matter of ethics in research involving mental health service users. Results: These articles pro...

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