Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nonetheless, it behooves us to offer more robust public recognition of research participants whose time, experience, and potential injury are essential to biomedicine. We don’t need a Walter Reed Society to do this, nor should we wait for another tragic circumstance to make meaningful changes in how we value research participants.

What should universities do when a research subject dies?  (Hint: it's not "file a legal action against his mother.")

Susan Lederer offers a historical perspective in The AMA Journal of Ethics.  Her article is called "Dying for Science: Historical Perspectives on Research Participants’ Deaths."

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