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The Declaration of Helsinki, CIOMS and the ethics of research on vulnerable populations
In an attempt to broaden the current debate over proposed revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki, we define vulnerable subjects as those lacking basic rights, and examine the ethical risks inherentExpand
Evaluating the Capacity of Theories of Justice to Serve as a Justice Framework for International Clinical Research
This article investigates whether or not theories of justice from political philosophy, first, support the position that health research should contribute to justice in global health, and second,Expand
Exploitation and community engagement: can community advisory boards successfully assume a role minimising exploitation in international research?
It is argued that community advisory boards may not be able to perform such a role for a number of years after initial formation, making it an unsuitable responsibility for many short-term CABs. Expand
Placing ethics in the centre: Negotiating new spaces for ethical research in conflict situations
The capacity of refugees and communities in conflict to take an active role in the research process is seldom acknowledged, and undermines the potential for more innovative research which can help generate the evidence for better policy and practice. Expand
The Health Care Consequences Of Australian Immigration Policies
The “dual loyalty” conflict affecting Australian health care providers involved in the care of asylum seekers is discussed. Expand
Why Do People Participate in Epidemiological Research?
It is suggested that people are generally prepared to participate in epidemiological research, particularly if it is conducted by a trusted public institution such as a government health department, charity, or university, however, there is widespread community distrust of research conducted or sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Expand
Returning to History: The Ethics of Researching Asylum Seeker Health in Australia
It is argued that there is an imperative to research and document the plight of those who have suffered at the hands of the Australian government and its agents, and the normal tools available to those engaged in health research may further erode the rights and well being of this population. Expand
Does Autonomy Require Freedom? The Importance of Options in International HIV/AIDS Research
  • D. Zion
  • Medicine
  • Health Care Analysis
  • 1 September 2005
The way in which being in possession of an adequate range of options is an essential component of autonomy is analyzed, and the conceptualisation of options in terms of basic rights might assist this argument. Expand
Community without communitarianism: HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment in Australia and the developing world
  • D. Zion
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Monash bioethics review
  • 1 April 2005
It is suggested that in many cases the idea of community has served the opposite purpose, and has in fact been used to oppress certain individuals and groups within the developing world, in the so-called interests of the greater good. Expand
HIV/AIDS Clinical Research, and the Claims of Beneficence, Justice, and Integrity
  • D. Zion
  • Medicine
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • 1 October 2004
In a recent edition of the Medical Journal of Australia, Greg Dore and David Cooper called on persons in developed nations like Australia to bridge the divide between resource-rich countries toExpand