Section_3.4_-_ethics[1]

Section_3.4_-_ethics[1] - Homework for Section 3.4 -...

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Homework for Section 3.4 - Ethical Values in Experimentation 1. Studies often involve harm, or potential harm, to their subjects. There have been experiments which were harmful to their subjects without any discernable scientific value. One notorious case was the Tuskegee study, in which 400 black men infected with syphilis, a fatal communicable disease, were left untreated so that the scientists could observe the progress of the disease. The men were lied to and subjected to painful but useless medical procedures. But in most cases the harm is less clear, and the scientific benefit more obvious. Which of the following experiments are morally/ethically acceptable to you? These are all actual experiments. a. Pregnant women who are HIV+ can transmit the virus to their babies. The transmission can be prevented, but the prevention is expensive. Most HIV+ women are poor and live in poor countries. Expensive treatments are not available to them. An experiment was done in several poor countries to find out if cheaper
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