Studying science in the context of ethics

TitleStudying science in the context of ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsBulger, RE, Reiser, SJ
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume68
PaginationS5-9
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsand , Assessment , Assessment, , conduct , Evaluation , Materials , of , Pedigogical , research , Research, , Responsible
AbstractThe authors describe their experiences in developing and introducing a course on responsible conduct at the Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The paper covers issues involved with course faculty, course content and format, and evaluation. At least half of the course time focused on general or case-study discussions of the students and faculty about ethical problems raised in course readings or the students' research experiences. The authors also raise the issue of the importance of an institution being aware of the ethical implications of its own explicit or implicitly stated policies, in order to be able to sustain its right to self-regulation and its claim of authenticity.
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