Ethical and Legal Issues in Research Involving Human Subjects: Do You Want a Piece of Me?

Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 59, pp. 335-339, 2006

6 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2006

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Marshall B. Kapp

Florida State University - College of Law and College of Medicine

Abstract

The conduct of biomedical research involving the participation of human beings implicates a variety of ethical concerns pertaining to such values as dignity, bodily integrity, autonomy, and privacy. These ethical concerns have been translated into a complex regulatory apparatus in the USA, containing specific legal provisions concerning such matters as participant safety, informed consent, and confidentiality. A topic of particular interest for pathologists is the handling of human tissue specimens that may be used for present, or stored for future, research purposes. This article examines the ethical and legal ramifications of obtaining and storing tissue samples for research purposes, with special attention to the issues of informed consent and confidentiality.

Keywords: medical research, informed consent, confidentiality, ethics

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Kapp, Marshall, Ethical and Legal Issues in Research Involving Human Subjects: Do You Want a Piece of Me?. Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 59, pp. 335-339, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=953259

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