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<i>Selective ethics</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0001
Selective ethics

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This chapter presents a 1987 commentary about medical research with children. It criticizes the unbridled enthusiasm of innovators in the growing field of neonatal medicine. It argues that the highest standards of evidence should be maintained in studies involving infants, and since there is no shortcut to this goal, practitioners must be prepared to be patient.

Keywords: neonatal medicine; medical ethics; medical research; children

Chapter.  1267 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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