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Belmont Report

  • Submitted by: aht0807
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 591 words

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The Belmont Report
The Belmont Report basically summarizes the basis ethical principles that were identified by the Commission during the course of a four-day discussion held at the Smithsonian Institution's Belmont Conference Center in the year of 1976.   It is a statement of ethical guidelines and principles that should help in resolving ethical problems that surround the conduct of research with human subjects.   When the report was published, it was published in the Federal Register and was readily available to scientists, members of Institutional Review Boards, and all Federal employees.   The report doesn't specify any certain recommendations for administrative actions by the Secretary of Health, Welfare, and Education.   It actually recommends it be adopted as a statement of the departments policy.
The Belmont Report talks about many different subjects; its table of contents is as followed:
      A. Boundaries Between Practice and Research
      B. Basic Ethical Principles
      1. Respect for Persons
      2. Beneficence
      3. Justice
      C. Applications
      1. Informed Consent
      2. Assessment of Risk and Benefit
      3. Selection of Subjects
uthan "research" and neither of the two are very well defined.   Just because a procedure is experimental or new, doesn't necessarily mean that is research.   With that being said, it is the responsibility of the medical practice committee to insist that a major innovation be incorporated into a good research project.
General Judgements that serve as a basic justification for the many particular ethical prescriptions and evaluations of human actions is expressed as "basic ethical principles."   The report talks about the principles in detail.   I'm going to express a few facts about them.   The three principles of ethics are Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice, Respect for Persons incorporates at least two ethical convictions:
1st: individuals...

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