Curricular approaches to research ethics training for psychiatric investigators

TitleCurricular approaches to research ethics training for psychiatric investigators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsChen, D
Pagination112 - 119
Date Published12/2003
Publication Languageeng
AbstractTraining in research ethics is crucial for psychiatric investigators. Addressing ethical dimensions of human subjects research requires knowledge about the rules and norms governing research; sensitivity to ethical implications of actions; and skills in ethics problem solving. Investigators in training who are physicians have the additional challenge of developing identities as investigators that sometimes conflict with their identities as physicians. The authors of this article performed a review of literature on ethics education, and found that while core topics of psychiatric research ethics training have not yet been identified, there are available models from which to draw. Research ethics should be introduced early and integrated throughout the research training period. Small-group, case-based discussion is best for teaching ethics problem-solving skills. Examples of teaching module ideas and a fully developed sample teaching module are presented.
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