Becoming an Advocate

Description

A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about ways of becoming an advocate.

Body

Your research shows that the behavior of a certain substance poses a greater health or safety risk than was previously thought.

How, if at all, should you supplement any experimental testing with advocacy, or popular writing on this subject?

Health Research Version

Your research shows that treatment T is a much more effective treatment for disease D than other existing and widely used treatments.

How, if at all, should you supplement any experimental testing with advocacy, or popular writing on this subject?

Notes

Caroline Whitbeck introduced methods and modules for discussing numerous issues in responsible conduct of research at a Sigma Xi Forum in 2000. Partial funding for the development of this material came from an NIH grant.

You can find the entire sequence on the OEC at Scenarios for Ethics Modules in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Some information in these historical modules may be out-of-date; for instance, there may be a new edition of the professional society's code that is referred to in an item. If you have suggestions for updates, please contact the OEC.

Based on a suggestion from Lee Crandall.