WHO/ISEE International Workshop. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA, 1994/09/16.
An international workshop was convened by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology to address both recognized and emerging ethical and philosophical issues of concern to the practice of environmental epidemiology.
The workshop was attended by epidemiologists and moral philosophers from Europe and North America whose working papers formed the basis for discussion.
The participants were divided into three groups during the workshop to discuss :
accountability, disclosure and confidentiality ;
morals and principles ;
and research and reporting - standards of practice.
The participants agreed on a definition of the mission of environmental epidemiology as well as on the reasons for developing ethics guidelines in this field.
They also addressed issues related to the ethical conduct and reporting of studies involving stakeholders (e.g. members of communities exposed to environmental health risks) and made various recommendations for practitioners, universities and training institutions, professional organizations, other institutions and sponsors.
Finally, the participants, recognizing that legislation on data protection might to a certain extent limit the possibility of carrying out epidemiological studies, invited WHO to bring together data protection advocates and researchers to address the implications of data protection on the conduct of social and health research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Santé et environnement, Homme, Protection information, Ethique, Recommandation, OMS
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Health and environment, Human, Information protection, Ethics, Recommendation, WHO
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.