Miss Evers’ Boys

Miss Evers’ Boys - participate over time?...

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Miss Evers’ Boys
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Some of the Tuskegee Study Group clinicians. Dr. Reginald D. James (third to right), a black physician involved with public health work in Macon County, was not directly involved in the study. Nurse Rivers is on the left.
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Subject blood draw, circa 1953
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What was the original goal of the study? What was the ethical dilemma at the  beginning of the study? Goals and Ethics
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Ethical Frameworks Consequentialist Deontological Virtue Ethics
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What did she do wrong? Whose fault it is? Miss Evers – Hero or Villain?
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Miss Evers – why did she initially agree to be part of the study? Then what happened? Why did she continue to
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Unformatted text preview: participate over time? What was Miss Evers (Nurse Rivers) role in the study? Why did she participate in the study? Did her reasons change over time? Following Authority Nurse Rivers explained her role, We were taught that we never diagnosed, we never prescribed, we followed the doctors instructions! It is clear that the men in the experiment trusted her and that she sincerely cared about their well-being, but her unquestioning submission to authority eclipsed her moral judgment. ~James H. Jones, Bad Blood , 1993...
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