Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ discussion posts. 125 words each post
1..The impact that past ethical issues has resulted in treatments or cures for past diseases, take for example the syphilis problem. A cure was found however, they did not treat 399 so that they could see what the ending would present. There are many different groups and laws that have taken place because of this procedure. There are institutional reviews that must take place in order to make sure that the research is following stated guidelines.
There was another problem with the cancer was that the doctor did not tell the patient that he kept part of the tumor to study from. This patient should have been notified or paid for the use of her tumor. However, since this has happened we now have the ethical principles that need to be followed, I think the protection of life and health dignity would be the two most important things to consider before doing a study on people. The doctor or the person doing the study should make sure they have the consent from the patient to proceed with the research. There would only be one time that the permission is not needed and that would be when the researcher is only collecting data from other sources.
2.Confidentiality and privacy have impacted past ethical issues on today’s health care research. Researchers must balance the quest for better health for all against the need to respect the privacy of research participants. The ethical duty of confidentiality includes obligations to protect information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification, loss or theft. Fulfilling the ethical duty of confidentiality is essential to the trust relationship between researcher and participant, and to the integrity of the research project. There is thus a legal and a moral impetus to ensure that research is conducted with the maximum respect for participants and their privacy, even if the research is not linked to clinical care. It’s like when patients received health care service, they are given a consent form to sign, giving permission to discuss information concerning their health or treatment for family members, outside practices, researchers or anyone on their care teams to access their health records to keep their health record as confidential as possible. researchers often resort to honorary contracts in order to access patient records or observe confidential doctor-patient discussions, bypassing the provisions of the Data Protection Act by turning the researcher into a temporary staff member.
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine (2006). Confidentiality of personal health information used for research. Retrieved from: