Ethics, practice, and research in public health.

  title={Ethics, practice, and research in public health.},
  author={Kathleen M. MacQueen and James W Buehler},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={94 6},
Ethical issues that can arise in distinguishing public health research from practice are highlighted in 2 case studies--an investigation of a tuberculosis outbreak in a prison and an evaluation of a program for improving HIV prevention services. Regardless of whether such public health investigations represent research or practice, we see a need for ethics oversight procedures that reflect actual risks and enable timely responses to crises. Such oversight should accommodate the perspectives of… CONTINUE READING
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