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bio-ethics research

Bioethicists often refer to four basic ethical principles when evaluating the merits and difficulties of medical procedures and research – autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. What happens when you’re not sure whether the research you’re doing is breaching one or more of the bio-ethics principles?

Big Think, 23 October 2019

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An illustration from the atlas shows a man's partially dissected cheek

The innocuous-sounding Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man is described by Rabbi Joseph Polak, a Holocaust survivor and professor of health law, as a “moral enigma” because it is derived from “real evil, but can be used in the service of good”. Also known as Pernkopf’s Atlas, and considered to be the best example of anatomical drawings in the world, it’s no longer in print because the book’s findings came from the bodies of hundreds of people killed by the Nazis. The book’s dark past has meant scientists have grappled with the ethics involved in its use. Under what circumstances, if any, could these images be used in the service of healing?

BBC, 19 August 2019

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We rely on our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers to care for us and our families in times of need, but what happens in times of crisis, when delivering that care isn’t quite so straightforward? When an already strained system is placed under acute pressure the decisions made in hospitals become even more consequential than…

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