Research Ethics Guidelines: A summary and a critical reading

This is a part of a lecture on ‘international’ research ethics guidelines presented by Dr Saleh Al-Ghamdi, currently a student in the Master of Bioethics (MBE) program, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University. It is mostly in English. Dr Alghamdi provides a good summary for some of the most known and used international guidelines. In theContinue reading “Research Ethics Guidelines: A summary and a critical reading”

Are they patients or customers?

Can we treat patients as customers? In this episode, I discuss the following points:1- How the relationship between the doctors and the patients moved from trust-based to rights-based?2- What pushed the healthcare system towards a business model?3- What could be ethically problematic if we treat patients as customers?Then, I offer a few suggestions on howContinue reading “Are they patients or customers?”

To do or not to do?

Bioethics tries to help researchers and practitioner to answer 3 main questions:1- What should we do?2- Why we should do it (and not the other alternative)?3- How to do it? In this episode, we try to summarize the main philosophical schools of thought by deconstructing the act into 4 main components: The Act, the DoerContinue reading “To do or not to do?”

You won the draw! Is it ethical to pay our research participants?

Given the overcrowded research market where many researchers are competing over the same participants, researchers are considering novel ways to recruit them One way is to make some form of incentive, like draw on a prize, or a voucher, or a free visit to a clinic. In this video I discussed this practice from anContinue reading “You won the draw! Is it ethical to pay our research participants?”