Body as Object: Ethical Concerns Underlying Medical Research and Practice

Nayak, Dhanwanti (2011) Body as Object: Ethical Concerns Underlying Medical Research and Practice. Economic & Political Weekly( EPW), vol xl (24). pp. 19-21. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

What ordinary people would consider violations of ethical norms of society are seldom seen as such by medical practitioners and researchers who may go against such norms in the larger interests of science. The conduct of clinical trials in India illustrates this conflict which arises primarily because of particular objectifications of the human body. This article emphasises the need for drawing upon philosophy and the sociology of science, and their inclusion in medical curriculum in order to develop ethical practices within the medical community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical research ethics,medical practice ethics,clinical trials ethics,medial curriculum
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2011 09:25
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 11:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/308

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