Clinical Research Ethics
Clinical Research Ethics

Clinical Research Ethics

by Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Upholding ethical principles is vital in safeguarding the well-being and rights of research participants, maintaining scientific integrity, and advancing medical knowledge. Responsible conduct in clinical research entails adherence to ethical guidelines, regulatory standards, and the welfare of research participants.

Several ethical principles serve as pillars for conducting ethically sound research. These principles include respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Respect for Persons: Medical students must recognize the inherent dignity and autonomy of research participants. Beneficence: Medical students should prioritize the well-being and welfare of research participants. This involves maximizing benefits and minimizing potential harms or risks associated with the research. Justice: Ensuring fairness and equity in research is essential. Medical students should strive to distribute the benefits and burdens of research fairly, avoiding any form of discrimination.

Familiarity with ethical principles, responsible conduct, and relevant regulations will enable students to answer such questions accurately, demonstrating their competence in ethical decision-making.

Course Details

  • Videos 10
  • Duration 1:04 h
  • Quiz questions 32
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Clinical Research Ethics

 Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Dr. Mark Hughes Mark, MD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Hughes received his MD from Stony Brook University in 1992 and his MA in philosophy (bioethics) from Georgetown University in 2003. He is the co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Dr. Hughes directs several courses in clinical ethics and research ethics in undergraduate and graduate medical education and continuing medical education.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Hughes teaches Medical Ethics.

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