vulnerable populations

User Guide for Science Educators

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has developed educational materials for use in traditional and nontraditional educational settings.

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the most relevant materials for science educators at the undergraduate and high school levels to illustrate how they might be integrated into science courses. This list is not exhaustive; rather, it is meant to serve as a quick reference to some of the most relevant materials.

User Guide for Public Health Professionals

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has developed educational materials for use in traditional and nontraditional educational settings.

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the most relevant materials for public health educators to illustrate how they might be integrated into public health classes, seminars, and workshops. This list is not exhaustive; rather, it is meant to serve as a quick reference to some of the most relevant materials.

User Guide for Legal Educators

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has developed educational materials for use in traditional and nontraditional educational settings.

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the most relevant materials for legal educators to illustrate how they might be integrated into legal education and training. This list is not exhaustive; rather, it is meant to serve as a quick reference to some of the most relevant materials.

Vulnerable Populations in Gray Matters

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Describe the ways in which individuals with impaired consent capacity are a vulnerable population.
     

Vulnerable Populations in “Ethically Impossible” STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948

In 2011, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) issued “Ethically Impossible” STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948. The report is the result of its ethical analysis aimed at uncovering the activities of U.S. Public Health Service personnel during studies conducted in Guatemala involving the intentional exposure of vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases without their consent.

Vulnerable Populations Background

 Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Define and discuss the term “vulnerable population” in the context of human subjects research.

2. Understand the ethical considerations relevant to research with vulnerable populations.

3. Understand existing U.S. regulations and multinational guidelines that govern research with vulnerable populations, and their historical context.

4. Explain why and how research with vulnerable populations can be conducted ethically and can be of benefit to those populations.

 

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