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Ethical Complexities in Clinical Research

Ethical Complexities in Clinical Research


In this 32 minute mini-course, Dr. Wilfond guides you to understand the background for actively including bioethical considerations in your research design. He also provides you with tools in the form of the 8 ethical benchmarks and discusses them in the context of clinical application with examples.

Learning Objectives

  • List eight benchmarks for ethical research that can be used to consider ethical dilemmas
  • Understand that every study has a unique context that affects how to apply these benchmarks to the dilemmas
  • Describe the role of bioethics consultations to help research teams and IRB develop solutions to challenging dilemmas


Ben Wilfond

Benjamin Wilfond, MD
Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Professor and Chief, Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine

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