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Ethical Challenges in Drug Epidemiology

Issues, Principles and Guidelines - Global Assessment Programme on Drug Abuse (GAP), Toolkit Module 7

  • Author: UNODC
  • Publication date: December 2004
  • Page count: 44
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 04.XI.19

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ISBN: 9789211557299

About the product

The purpose of this module is to introduce key ethical principles and discuss how they can be applied in epidemiological research on drug use. Major ethical challenges for drug epidemiology are identified along with the important questions and issues that investigators should consider in addressing these. The module aims to enhance the capacity of researchers in developing countries to carry out data collection on illicit drug use in an ethical manner. It is intended to serve as a resource that investigators may utilize when taking the initiative to develop ethically sound solutions to the dilemmas they face locally.