Health researchers' ancillary care obligations in low-resource settings: How can we tell what is morally required?
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (4):311-347 (2011)
Health researchers working in low-resource settings routinely encounter serious unmet health needs for which research participants have, at best, limited treatment options through the local health system (Taylor, Merritt, and Mullany 2011). A recent case discussion features a study conducted in Bamako, Mali (Dickert and Wendler 2009). The study objective was to see whether children with severe malaria develop pulmonary hypertension in order to improve the general understanding of morbidity and mortality associated with malaria. In the study team's interactions with participating children, they encountered not only malaria but also "eye infections, upper respiratory tract illnesses, rashes, pericardial effusions," ..
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B. Pratt, D. Zion, K. M. Lwin, P. Y. Cheah, F. Nosten & B. Loff (2013). Ancillary Care: From Theory to Practice in International Clinical Research. Public Health Ethics 6 (2):154-169.
Maria W. Merritt, Joanne Katz, Ramin Mojtabai & Keith P. West (forthcoming). Referral of Research Participants for Ancillary Care in Community-Based Public Health Intervention Research: A Guiding Framework. Public Health Ethics:phv021.
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