Week 3 Unethical Treatment of Research Study Participant

Assignment Instructions

The Willowbrook Study (Darr, 2011, pp. 114-116) is not the only research study that raised concerns about the ethical treatment of study participants. In fact, there were others many others including the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.  Please select only 

Option #1. Summarize the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (in one paragraph). Why was this experiment unethical? Discuss the ethical issues that were raised as a result of the study.

Here are a few links that you may want to refer to:
http://www.tuskegee.edu/about_us/centers_of_excellence/bioethics_center/about_the_usphs_syphilis_study.aspx
http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

Option #2:

If you would like to examine another study instead, feel free to do so. You must reference the article or website you used. Summarize. Why was the experiment unethical? Discuss the ethical issues raised as a result of the study?

Option #3
Milgram Study, 1961
Stanford Prison Study, 1970
Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital (cancer), 1963

Assignments are to be a minimum of 2 full pages of text and 3 reputable references in proper APA format. 

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Assignment Instructions:

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Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.   

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