Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 March 2001

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195143133

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When Science Offers Salvation

Patient Advocacy and Research Ethics

Rebecca Dresser

Biomedical research today has a high public profile, largely because of patient advocacy. Following in the footsteps of HIV/AIDS activists, advocates representing an array of patient groups are now vocal partners in the research enterprise. This book shows how advocates have transformed health research, often - but not always - for the better. Dresser is the first to examine patient advocacy through the lens of research ethics. Her book clearly and vividly recounts the advocacy contribution to research and explores the thorny ethical issues facing research advocates.


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