Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research

  • Sana Loue
  • Earl C. Pike

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
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  3. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 23-35
  4. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 37-55
  5. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 57-68
  6. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 69-78
  7. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 79-102
  8. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 103-135
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    Pages 137-157
  10. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 159-174
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    Pages 205-220
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    Pages 221-244
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    Pages 245-260
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    Pages 261-284
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  18. Sana Loue, Earl C. Pike
    Pages 321-338
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 339-343

About this book

Introduction

Researchers into HIV/AIDS face a gamut of ethical as well as scientific challenges. By viewing the gathering of data as a reciprocal activity between researchers, participants, and their communities, the expert contributors to Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research bring these challenges to the fore. Studies from the United States and abroad depict the ongoing balance of risks and benefits while analyzing issues that range from confidentiality and informed consent to conducting studies with minority and other marginalized populations, from dealing with government and other funding agencies to ownership of findings. The book’s 25 collaborators offer readers new templates for devising and conducting studies that are valid, meaningful, and morally sound, with critical implications for all research involving human subjects.

Twelve case studies illuminate key ethical issues in HIV research and real-world approaches to addressing them, including:

  • Recruiting and selecting study participants.
  • Providing proper standards of care to control groups.
  • Improving researcher safety in the field.
  • Special issues in conducting research: activity-identified populations (e.g., IV drug users), children, cognitively-impaired persons, multiple sites.
  • Community outreach in service evaluation.
  • Training the new generation of researchers.

Improved study design and methodology, and improved outcomes for participants are important steps on the way to preventing and stopping the spread of AIDS. For professionals in public health research, the collective knowledge of Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research will help to map out the road ahead.

Keywords

AIDS Bioethics Clinical trials Ethical Dilemma Ethical Issues HIV HIV/AIDS Health and ethics Human subjects ethics human rights methodology vaccine

Authors and affiliations

  • Sana Loue
    • 1
  • Earl C. Pike
    • 2
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland
  2. 2.AIDS Taskforce of Greater ClevelandCleveland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71362-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71361-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71362-5
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