International ethical guidelines for epidemiological studies.
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), & World Health Organization (WHO). (2008). International ethical guidelines for epidemiological studies. Geneva: CIOMS.
Extract from Introduction (p. 6): “Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control of health problems’ (John Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 4th edition). This volume sets forth ethical guidance regarding the first part of this definition, namely, how epidemiologists – as well as those who sponsor, review, or participate in the studies they conduct – should identify and respond to the ethical issues that are raised by the process of producing this information.”
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