4182.0 Case Studies in Public Health Ethics

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
The purpose of a Roundtable format vs. sequential format is to provide the opportunity to have extensive discussion (at parallel tables) on a specific topic, here with a practical focus on case studies in public health ethics. This provides an interactive process involving greater engagement by session attenders. Topics include a) teaching public health ethics; b) abstinence-only sex education programs; c) Addressing the needs of very expensive patients in a single-payer system; d) Oversight of quality improvement efforts; e) Outsourcing clinical trials to India; f) ethical and regulatory considerations of research with adolescent drug users; g) assent for minors in developing countries; and h) addressing health disparities as a means to improve end of life care. Note that Roundtable sessions are now eligible for Continuing Education credit review.
Session Objectives: 1. Participation in an interactive process concerning analysis of a concrete topic in public health ethics. 2. Discuss and debate ways of addressing ethical issues in public health research and practice

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Quality improvement (QI) versus research: The dilemma of distinguishing oversight
Armida Ayala, MHA,PhD, Paul Deiter, MD, LLB, MBA, Arthur Durazo, BA and Daria Galindo
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Adolescent drug users in behavioral and social research studies: Ethical and regulatory considerations
Salaam Semaan, DrPH, Richard S. Garfein, PhD, MPH, Douglas Heckathorn, PhD and Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD
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Instituting assent for minors in a local IRB within a developing country
Jacqueline M. Hom, BA, Jean William Pape, MD and Daniel W. Fitzgerald, MD

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Organized by: Ethics SPIG
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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