6-1 Discussion: Ethical Dilemmas in Research

To begin, view the video  (10:54), which provides examples of research studies that are considered unethical. In addition, review the module resources, which describe ethical practices and approaches in epidemiological research studies.

Then, in your initial post, address the following:

  • Are there times when it is okay to conduct unethical research studies if they benefit the health of a larger population? How do you balance the greater good of the community with the rights of an individual?

In your responses to your peers, consider their initial post. Do you agree with their conclusion? Why or why not?