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Informed Consent & Biomedical Research Ethics

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The first document that set forth modern ethical guidelines for medical research was the _____.

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1. The document that was used as the basis for laws governing medical research in many countries was the _____.

2. Sam has a small skin cancer removed from his arm. After the procedure, his doctor takes some of the cancerous cells and uses them to test a new type of drug that he is researching. Sam never knows that his doctor used the cells. Is this ethical or not and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to check your understanding of informed consent and ethics. Information that must be provided to a research subject and unethical behavior are concepts addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your understanding of:

  • Document that was used as the basis for laws governing medical research in many countries
  • First document that set forth modern ethical guidelines for medical research
  • Information that has to be provided to a research subject to give them informed consent

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why the act of taking cells from Henrietta Lacks is now considered unethical
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on informed consent and ethics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about whether or not the act of taking someone's cells without asking them is ethical and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

See how much more you can learn by using the lesson called Informed Consent & Biomedical Research Ethics. Other topics you can look over include:

  • The definition of informed consent
  • Why informed consent matters
  • Ethical responsibility of all researchers
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