What is Your Drive? Science or Ethics?

TitleWhat is Your Drive? Science or Ethics?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAnimal Research Subjects , BIOLOGY , SCIENCE
AbstractAfter graduation, Frank Golden was hired as an animal care provider for a lab where HIV research was being conducted on chimpanzees. During his time there, he became very fond of the chimpanzee Vern, who developed AIDS and finally died a few years later. When Frank is asked to help infect a new, healthy chimpanzee with HIV, he is tempted to refuse, but knows if he does he might lose his job. What should he do? Includes expert commentaries.
NotesUsed with permission of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Case drawn from Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Vol.6, 2002.
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