An Asthmatic Child
Author(s): Caroline Whitbeck, Ph.D.
An asthmatic child comes into the ER who has previously had difficulty with side effects from her medication: feeling jittery, elevated heart rate, and vomiting. The parents want to find a medication that does not have these side effects and have heard about the hospital's efficacy study of a new drug that supposedly has fewer side effects. They want to enroll their child.
- What do you say to them about the advisability of doing so?
- Does the child's age matter?
- Are there factors that would make a relevant difference to what you would say?
From Discussion Scenarios for Group Mentoring in Responsible Research
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"An Asthmatic Child"
Online Ethics Center for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
Accessed: Tuesday, May 21, 2013