Medical Ethics and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Term Paper by cee-cee

Medical Ethics and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
An analysis of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the problems that related to medical ethics and morality.
# 110211 | 1,873 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 17, 2008 in Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses ethics and morality with regards to human research. It specifically looks at the need for clear ethical guidelines regarding disclosure and respect towards human research subjects. The paper discusses and analyzes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which used human subjects without disclosing to them either information regarding the study or their status as infected with the disease.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hilts, Philip J. (2000, Aug 17). Medical-Research Official Cites Ethics Woes. New York Times.
  • Tuskegee University (2007). Research Ethics: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
  • The World Medical Association (2004, Oct 9). Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.

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