Epidemiologic Ethical And Professional Issues

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Epidemiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse: A Population Health Approach


The dissemination of epidemiologic knowledge must be of the utmost ethical manner. Epidemiologists have to promote the development of their scientific reputation to advance their professional careers, but most do this in an ethical manner. Meanwhile the public has the right to know their health risks and expect that epidemiologic research is conducted in a manner of scientific rigor while protecting human subjects. Ethical guidelines and principles guide the ethical practice of epidemiology. This chapter helps the reader to integrate ethical principles into the ethical decision-making process. It demonstrates the utilization of personal and professional core values that influence ethical decision-making.

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Epidemiology For The Advanced Practice Nurse: A Population Health Approach