Tuskegee Syphilis 3 pages

Tuskegee Syphilis 3 pages


Job Description

Explain how the historic study "Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment" violates each ethical guideline of research.

The following summary of APA principles for ethical research with human participants (Lahey, 2009) includes:

1. Freedom from coercion.
2. Informed consent.
3. Limited deception.
4. Adequate debriefing.
5. Confidentiality.
6. Diversity (Also consider the U.S. National Institutes of Health requirement that research involving human subjects must be diverse, in gender, racial and cultural groups).

Your Essay response must be presented following APA 6th edition publication style format.
APA style, Ethics in Research: 1 Reference required
APA publication style 6th edition: Tutorial
APA style, electronic references

Ethics Case Example: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: 600 low-income African American men, 400 of whom were infected with syphilis, were monitored for 40 years. The purpose of the study was to examine the long-term effects of syphilis. The subjects of the study were primarily poor share croppers. These men all had syphilis, but they were unaware of it. They were also unaware of the true nature of the experiment. The most horrifying aspect of the experiment was that, even in the 1950’s when penicillin was proved to be effective at curing syphilis, the researchers did not treat the men’s syphilis. They even prevented other doctors who saw the participants from treating their syphilis. As many as one hundred men may have died from complications of their untreated syphilis.

Some sites regarding Tuskegee Syphilis study: 2 references required

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