20th Century Essential Guide to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972), U.S. Public Health Service (CD-ROM)

 
9781422017739: 20th Century Essential Guide to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972), U.S. Public Health Service (CD-ROM)

This up-to-date and comprehensive electronic book on CD-ROM covers the infamous U.S. Public Health Service syphilis study at Tuskegee along with an incredible and totally revised collection of important documents and publications about bioethics, including the work and reports of the President's Council on Bioethics. Encyclopedic coverage of every practical aspect of bioethics is thoroughly covered in this incredible collection! This CD-ROM uses next-generation search technology that allows complete indexing and makes all files on the disc fully searchable. Nearly 65 years after the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee began, President Clinton apologized for the U.S. government's role in the research study, which was carried out in Macon County, Alabama, from 1932 to 1972. The United States Public Health Service, in trying to learn more about syphilis and justify treatment programs for blacks, withheld adequate treatment from a group of poor black men who had the disease, causing needless pain and suffering for the men and their loved ones. In the wake of the Tuskegee Study and other studies, the federal government took a closer look at research involving human subjects and made changes to prevent the moral breaches that occurred in Tuskegee from happening again. The Tuskegee Health Benefit Program is a congressionally mandated program that provides comprehensive lifetime medical and health benefits to the affected widows and offspring of study participants. A total of 17 widows, children, and grandchildren are currently receiving benefits. The vast majority of the participants reside in the Alabama area, while others live in the Midwestern and Northeastern parts of the United States. Annual visits are made to the clients to ensure that they are receiving medical services without any problems, and to resolve any health-related problems they may be experiencing. The visits also enable the program staff and health care representatives the opportunity to interact on a personal basis about the clients' health care needs. Bioethics topics covered include: Age-Retardation (life extension) * Aging and End-of-Life * Beyond Therapy (Enhancement) * Biotechnology and Public Policy * Bioethics in Literature * Cloning * Children * Death * Drugs and Children * Behavior Control * Genetics * Health Care * Human Dignity * Memory Boosting and Suppression * Mood Control * Nanotechnology * Newborn Screening * Organ Transplantation * Professions * Property in the Body * Research Ethics * Sex Selection * Stem Cells * Protecting Human Subjects in Research * Compensating for Research Injuries * Defining Death * Research on the Fetus * Research involving Prisoners * Research Involving Children * Psychosurgery * Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment * Securing Access to Health Care * Embryo Research * Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders * Huge Library of Reports and Discussion Papers

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President's Council on Bioethics - The Council advises the President on bioethical issues that may emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedical science and technology. In connection with its advisory role, the mission of the Council includes the following functions: to undertake fundamental inquiry into the human and moral significance of developments in biomedical and behavioral science and technology; to explore specific ethical and policy questions related to these developments; to provide a forum for a national discussion of bioethical issues; to facilitate a greater understanding of bioethical issues; and to explore possibilities for useful international collaboration on bioethical issues. This CD-ROM is packed with over 25,871 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. This CD-ROM uses next-generation search technology that allows complete indexing and makes all files on the disc fully searchable. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.

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