Tag: developing countries

Blog Posts (7)

January 29, 2009

Ghana Gets a Bioethics Commission

How do you know that bioethics has made it big time in a country, in my humble opinion? Their government creates a bioethics commission, of course!…

August 14, 2008

Money! Turns Out Its Bad for You...

Peter Singer opines in today’s Accra Daily Mail, one of Ghana’s capital city newspapers, about the evils of money. Singer cites a behavioral study that concludes that even the slightest suggestions of money presented to a group of individuals (e.g.…

April 29, 2008

Can you buy changes in health behaviors?

By Stuart Rennie

And the girl behind the counter has a tattooed tear
One for every year he’s away she said
Such a crumbling beauty,
Ach there’s nothing wrong with her
That a hundred dollars won’t fix

Those are lyrics from Tom Waits’ song ’9th and Hennepin.’ They slipped involuntarily into my consciousness when I read about a World Bank study that is being planned in Tanzania.…

April 7, 2008

The global scramble for ready-to-consent populations

By Stuart Rennie

Last year, Jill Fisher at Arizona State University wrote a very interesting article on the concept of ‘ready-to-recruit’ populations for biomedical research for the journal Qualitative Inquiry (subscription required, goddammit).…

March 9, 2008

Is being infected with malaria worth $2000?

If it is, and you live in the Seattle area, there was some very exciting news last week. The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute would like to trade that two grand for the time and inconvenience of having malaria-carrying mosquitos held up to your arm until they bite you.…

February 24, 2008

Criminalizing the brain drain

By Stuart Rennie

There are many numbers around to express the inequalities in health care between developed and developing nations. In Malawi, there is one physician for about 50,000 persons; compare with Great Britain, where it is considered shocking when there are districts with only one doctor per 3500.…

October 29, 2007

Bringing ethics to the Grand Challenges in Global Health

By Stuart Rennie

Social scientists and people working in ethics have been gradually infiltrating international health research over the last decade.…

Published Articles (4)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 8 - Aug 2010

Translational Research Beyond Approval: A Two-Stage Ethics Review

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 8 - Aug 2010

The Diverse Ethics of Translational Research

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 6 - Jun 2010

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on ?How to Do Research Fairly in an Unjust World?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 6 - Jun 2010

How to Do Research Fairly in an Unjust World