Ethics & global health

Why do we apply different standards globally?  Is this justified?  What are the relevant questions when to pose when evaluating international research and your interest in participating in it?  Consider reading the articles below to answer these questions.

Angell, M.  (1997).  “The Ethics of Clinical Research in the Third World.”  New England Journal of Medicine 337(12): 847-856.

Davey Smith, G. (2011).  “Epidemiology, epigenetics and the ‘Gloomy Prospect’: embracing randomness in population health research and practice.”  International Journal of Epidemiology 40(3): 537-562.

Ioannidis, P.P.A. (2005).  “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.”  PLoS Medicine 2(8): e124.

Ioannidis, P.P.A. (2008).  “Why most discovered true associations are inflated.”  Epidemiology 19(5): 640-648.

Kerr, C et al.  (2004).  “Randomisation in trials: do potential trial participatns understand it and find it acceptable?  J Med Ethics 30: 80-84.

Kraeker, C. and C. Chandler (2013).  “”We Learn From Them, They Learn From Us”: Global Health Experiences and Host Perceptions of Visiting Health Care Professionals.”  Academic Medicine 88(4): 483-487.

Okello et al.  (2013).  “Challenges for consent and community engagement in the conduct of cluster randomized trial among school children in low income settings: experiences in Kenya.”  Trials (142)14: 1-11.

Tindana, P et al.  (2007).  “Grand Challenges in Global Health: Community Engagement in Research in Developing Countries.”  PLoS Medicine 4(9): 1451-1455.