Balanced Ethics Review

A Guide for Institutional Review Board Members

  • Simon N. Whitney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


As an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member, you must balance two interests. Your committee protects subjects and it permits the research that improves our health and lives. Balanced Ethics Review, drawing on basic principles of ethics and regulation, explains how to conduct this balancing task. It does not always provide the answer to knotty questions—that is your job—but it suggests a way of thinking, one that will help you reach morally-justified decisions that respect both subject welfare and our shared need for the fruits of research.


HIPAA IRB OHRP consent practice ethics science scholarship

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon N. Whitney
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  1. 1.Associate Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of MedicineAssociate Professor and William O’Donnell and Regina O’Donnell Chair in Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20704-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20705-6
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