Marrying ethics and medicine

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Paul Root Wolpe, PhD:
Marrying ethics and medicine
March 31, 2010

How do you design a biomedical research study that's scientifically sound and ethical? How do researchers best explain a study to potential participants? Its risks? Its benefits? What’s the most ethical way to choose organ transplant recipients? How do physicians determine when donor has died so a transplant can begin?

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University, discusses these and other questions involving biomedical ethics.

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