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  1. "Death by proxy" : Ethics and classification in epidemiology : The ethics of epidemiology.

    Article - En anglais

    Epidemiology is reductionist in that it usually relies on creating categories of people or risk factors.

    Classification must be undertaken as part of any study. however by the act of choosing groups, individuals are (potentially) consigned to either a higher or lower risk group.

    We discuss this from an ethical perspective and consider : (a) whether the groupings commonly chosen genuinely represent the risk factor of interest, (b) the implications for individuals when consigned to groups and (c) the implications for epidemiology.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Ethique, Classification, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Epidemiology, Ethics, Classification, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0476376

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 19/02/1999.