Ethical considerations in the globalization of medicine

Posted by Biome on 10th April 2013 - 1 Comment


James Giordano

 

“While it is important to ensure that research is conducted ethically, an equally, if not more, important question is by which ethical standards?”

- James Giordano

 

As part of the BMC Medicine thematic series ‘Medicine for global health‘, Editor Sabina Alam talks with James Giordano about some of the specific ethical challenges involved in conducting research in low- and middle- income countries.

Giordano is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. As a neuroscientist and neuroethicist, his ongoing research includes the neuroethics of pain research and treatment, and also focuses upon the ways that neuroscience and neurobiotechnology research are conducted in various cultures.

A full transcript is available here.