Record number :
599869
Title of article :
“Death by proxy”: Ethics and classification in epidemiology
Author/Authors :
Aileen J. Plant، نويسنده , , R. Louise Rushworth، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
دوهفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1998
Pages :
7
From page :
1147
To page :
1153
Abstract :
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.
Keywords :
Ethics , epidemiology , HIV , indigenous , marital , classification
Journal title :
Social Science and Medicine
Serial Year :
1998
Link To Document :
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