Ethics and Epidemiology

Steven Scott Coughlin, Tom L. Beauchamp, Douglas L. Weed

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Abstract

In the ten years since the first edition of this book was published, there have been many important ethical developments in epidemiology and related fields in public health and medicine. These developments include implementation of the HIPAA privacy rules, the completion of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) ethics guidelines and ACE policy statements on sharing data from epidemiologic studies, and the drafting of a public health code of ethics. This revised edition of the text includes selected chapters from the first edition, which have been updated and revised, along with several new chapters on issues concerning the ethics of public health practice, international health research, and genetic epidemiology. The chapters are organized topically and divided into four parts. The first part is titled "Foundations" because the chapters introduce basic and recurring concepts and principles. The subsequent parts deal with "Informed Consent, Privacy, and Confidentiality," "Balancing Risks and Benefits," and the "Regulatory Context and Professional Education." The latter subject includes discussion of the institutional review board (IRB) system and issues surrounding scientific misconduct in epidemiologic research. The objective of this work foster greater awareness of situations that require moral reflection, judgment, or decision, while pointing to ways in which justified moral conclusions can be reached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864416
ISBN (Print)9780195322934
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Ethics
Epidemiology
Privacy
Public Health
Scientific Misconduct
Public Health Practice
Codes of Ethics
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Professional Education
Molecular Epidemiology
Information Dissemination
Research Ethics Committees
Confidentiality
Informed Consent
Research
Epidemiologic Studies
Medicine
Guidelines
Health

Keywords

  • Confidentiality
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Hiv/aids
  • Informed consent
  • Institutional review boards
  • Moral reasoning
  • Public health practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Coughlin, S. S., Beauchamp, T. L., & Weed, D. L. (2009). Ethics and Epidemiology. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322934.001.0001

Ethics and Epidemiology. / Coughlin, Steven Scott; Beauchamp, Tom L.; Weed, Douglas L.

Oxford University Press, 2009. 328 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Coughlin SS, Beauchamp TL, Weed DL. Ethics and Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, 2009. 328 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322934.001.0001
Coughlin, Steven Scott ; Beauchamp, Tom L. ; Weed, Douglas L. / Ethics and Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, 2009. 328 p.
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