Book Chapter

Health systems research ethics: Public health perspectives

B Pratt, Adnan A Hyder

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019


This chapter focuses on the ethics of health systems research. It first explores the extent to which traditional bioethics principles—respect for persons, beneficence, and justice—are relevant to this growing field. It then demonstrates that, while these principles are pertinent to health systems research, they can be interpreted and applied differently relative to biomedical research. Upholding justice, for example, entails ensuring that projects not only fairly distribute benefits and burdens, but also specifically contribute to advancing global health justice. The chapter then argues that health systems research may further require the application of additional core ethical commitments to..

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