Legal and Ethical Aspects of HIV-Related Research

Legal and Ethical Aspects of HIV-Related Research

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The motivation and inspiration for this book come directly from expe- ences with clients during the years that I practiced HIV-related law at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. The issues discussed in this work reflect issues that arose on a recurring basis with clients participating in HIV research studies, with investigators calling for guidance on the legal implications of particular aspects of their proposed studies, and with research institutions and health care facilities struggling to make sense of legal maneuvers aimed at obtaining the records of their HIV-infected patients. It is impossible to thank each of these persons individually for their provocative questions and their insights. The discussion of ethical and legal issues relating to the design of clinical trials reflects questions raised during discussions with Donald J. Slymen, Ph.D. Don was one of the first researchers, in my realm of experience, to pay close attention to ethical concerns, and I am greatly appreciative of his contribution to both my professional growth and the development of various scenarios discussed in this text. The portions of this text dealing with confidentiality are the result of many hours of thoughtful discussion and analysis with Penn Lerblance, J.D., now deceased and still missed. Penn and I often participated together as presenters of in-service training programs for health prof- sionals. Penn addressed discrimination, and I focused on confidentiality.The stakes were high: grant financial remuneration, and the Nobel prize. ... interesta€ should apply only to the possibility of financial gain for referees, but also to other, the less easily measurable, interests beyond ... [Southgate, 19 Financial Gain Issues of financial conflict of interest have been, perhaps, visible form of conflict of interest in Scientific research. ... a proposal by the National Institutes of Health financial ties between private companies and government-funde tists ( Rose, 1993).

Title:Legal and Ethical Aspects of HIV-Related Research
Author:Emmanuelle E. Wollmann
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-08


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