Charles A. Nelson
Richard David Scott Chair of Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard University
Posts by Charles A. Nelson
The Hastings Center Bioethics Timeline
“Bioethics” has been defined in several different ways. Most broadly, it is the interdisciplinary study of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the life sciences and health care. Though...
IRB: Ethics & Human Research
Justifying Research Risks in a Clinical Trial for Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Investigators and ethics review committees must ensure the proper justification of risks to participants in clinical trials.1Despite the existence of a systematic framework for analyzing the ethical evaluation of research...
Bioethics Forum Essay
Romanian Orphans: A Reconsideration of the Ethics of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project
Recently I had a Susan Reverby moment. Reverby is the Wellesley historian best known for unearthing the revelations of the Guatemalan syphilis and gonorrhea studies conducted by the United States Public Health...