Catholic Social Teaching as a Framework for Research Ethics

Journal of Academic Ethics 12 (2):145-159 (2014)

The importance of having ethical oversight in research that is carried out on humans is well established. Research ethics, which is mainly influenced by a biomedical ethical framework, aims to ensure that the well-being and the rights of research participants are upheld and that any potential risks and harms are reduced. However, research is also considered to be a social activity with social effects. Therefore the principles of Catholic Social Teaching as a framework for research ethics may be significant. This paper outlines those principles and demonstrates how these principles may be used for: reflecting ethically on research , judging a research ethics proposal and providing guidelines for action in research
Keywords Catholic social teaching  Research ethics  Dignity  Common good  Subsidiarity  Participation  Solidarity
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DOI 10.1007/s10805-014-9208-0
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