Book: 2005-06

Ethics in Health Research : A Social Science Perspective.  Amar Jesani, Tejal Barai – Jaitly

Ethics and its practice and development have very different historical trajectories in medicine and social sciences. In medicine, the codification of right and wrong practices was an imperative — since practitioners dealt with life and death every day—even at a time when medicine and medical practice was very young. In social sciences, there was no such imperative and the development and application of ethics has come about in a different way. These historical differences in the manner of development of ethics make the formulation of a code of ethics in social science research in health a challenge…