This book presents a collection of essays that aims to make public the social discourse on ethics of health research used by responsible, practising researchers in order to demonstrate the detailed and fine consideration given to the ethics of the research task.
Introduction Part I: Ethics, Ethics Committees and the Researcher 1. What's the use of bioethics? 2. Research ethics committees: Is the tail wagging the dog? 3. Ethics and epidemiology: problems for the researcher 4. Medicine and the ethical conditions of modernity Part II: Basic Research and Experimental Designs 5. Basic research and the ethics of resource allocation 6. Traditional scientific designs and ethics 7. Clinical care and clinical research: a false dichotomy 8. Basic research and experiment: a summing up Part III: Social Science Disciplines 9. Social science health research 10. Unobtrusive methods in delicate situations 11. My soul has gone: appropriate methods for a delicate situation 12. Behavioural research in health: individual subject vs person in context 13. Health economics and policy: ethical dilemmas in the science of scarcity Part IV: Representing Community Views 14. Representing the community: issues from applied research experiences 15. Ethics and health research in Aboriginal communities 16. Women's health: methods and ethics Johanna Wyn 17. Funding health-promoting research: a consumer perspective Part V: The Clinicians' View of Research 18. Clinicians studying their own practice: an introduction 19. Mathematical models and clinical practice 20. Studying narratives of ageing and social problems in medical encounters 21. Primary care: issues for general practice research 22. Conclusion: Choosing the ethical research path