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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Anticipating and Communicating Incidental and Secondary Findings in Research

Incidental findings can arise during the course of some research studies involving human participants, presenting ongoing challenges for researchers. For example, some imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound can reveal aspects of a research participant’s physiology outside the area of interest to researchers. The research setting is distinct, warranting ethical guidance […]

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Incidental Findings in the Clinical Context

In its recent report, Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) made recommendations for practitioners in each of these three contexts, as well as several overarching recommendations. This blog post will outline the distinctive […]

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Core Principles: Anticipation and Communication of Incidental and Secondary Findings

In its recent report, Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues’s (Bioethics Commission) ethical analysis relies on a core set of principles consistently outlined in its work. The four common principles—respect for persons, beneficence, justice and […]

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Bioethics Commission Contributes Important Definitional Taxonomy to Incidental Findings Scholarship

  On December 12th, 2013 the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released its new report – Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts. As a part of its cross-contextual and cross-modality analysis, the Bioethics Commission reviewed the work of a number of […]

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