Experts Propose Overhaul of Ethics Oversight of Research

The Hastings Center:  PRESS RELEASE: 1-23-13

Hastings Center Special Report aims to “provoke a national conversation.”
(Garrison, NY) The longstanding ethical framework for protecting human volunteers in medical research needs to be replaced because it is outdated and can impede efforts to improve health care quality, assert leaders in bioethics, medicine, and health policy in two companion articles in aHastings Center Report special report, “Ethical Oversight of Learning Health Care Systems.” One of the authors calling for a new approach is the main architect of the current ethical framework.Seven commentaries in the publication, written by leaders with national responsibility for ethical oversight of medical research and efforts to improve health care quality, find areas of agreement and offer critiques. Read more