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Reading Response Paper #2 – The Belmont Report/Tuskegee Study In April 1979 the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare puplished a report called "Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research,” which is also known as the Belmont Report. The report consisted of three main standards to follow when using human subjects in any sort of research. The first is respect of persons. This means that the subjects should be given the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to participate. This requires informed consent: subjects must be provided the necessary information needed to make a decision whether or not they wish to participate. The second part to the Belmont Report is beneficence, which means that the benefits to the subject should be maximized while the risks should be minimized. Finally, justice is an ethical standard to abide by. This means that the procedures of the experiment should be reasonable and fairly administered. Justice also
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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