Theoretical Medicine

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 105–116 | Cite as

Ethical problems in register based medical research

  • Göran Hermerén


The first main purpose of this paper is to identify and to distinguish between a number of problems and conflicts of interest in the area where medical personal registers are used in research, particularly when the registers are computerized. The second main purpose is to suggest and comment upon a method for solving or minimizing such conflicts of interest.

Key words

Autonomy Computer registers Epidemiology Ethics Helsinki declaration Informed consent Integrity Personal registers Privacy Research Self-determination 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Göran Hermerén
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLund University, KungshusetLundSweden

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