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  1. Bioethics and International Human Rights.David C. Thomasma - 1997 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 25 (4):295-306.
    Increasingly, the world seems to shrink due to our ever-expanding technological and communication capacities. Correspondingly, our awareness of other cultures increases. This is especially true in the field of bioethics because the technological progress of medicine throughout the world is causing dramatic and challenging intersections with traditionally held values. Think of the use of pregnancy monitoring technologies like ultrasound to abort fetuses of the “wrong” sex in India, the sale of human organs in and between countries, or the disjunction between (...)
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  • Modified Informed Consent in a Viral Seroprevalence Study in the Caribbean.Cheryl Cox & C. N. L. MacPherson - 1996 - Bioethics 10 (3):222-232.
    An unlinked seroprevalence study of HIV and other viruses was conducted on pregnant women on the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1994. Investigators were from both the developed world and the Grenadian Ministry of Health . There was then no board on Grenada to protect research subjects or review ethical aspects of studies. Nurses from the MOH were asked to verbally inform their patients about the study, and request that patients become subjects of the study and give blood for screening. (...)
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  • Guidelines for IRB Review of International Collaborative Medical Research: A Proposal.Mary Terrell White - 1999 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 27 (1):87-94.
    The increase in the scope of international collaborative medical research involving human subjects is raising the problem of whether and how to maintain Western ethical standards when research is conducted in countries with very different social and ethical values. Existing international ethical guidelines for research largely reflect Western concepts of human rights, focusing on the bioethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. However, in countries and societies where these values are understood differently or are not expressed in local (...)
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  • Guidelines for IRB Review of International Collaborative Medical Research: A Proposal.Mary Terrell White - 1999 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 27 (1):87-94.
    The increase in the scope of international collaborative medical research involving human subjects is raising the problem of whether and how to maintain Western ethical standards when research is conducted in countries with very different social and ethical values. Existing international ethical guidelines for research largely reflect Western concepts of human rights, focusing on the bioethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. However, in countries and societies where these values are understood differently or are not expressed in local (...)
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