Introduction - research ethics : women, sex, and gender in biomedical research

Ballantyne, Angela, Bennett, Belinda, Karpin, Isabel Ann, & Rogers, Wendy (2008) Introduction - research ethics : women, sex, and gender in biomedical research. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), pp. 1-4.

View at publisher (open access)

Abstract

The ethical governance of biomedical research is an area of intense international debate. Scholars argue about who should regulate and how, the appropriate role for ethics committees, what kind of research should be included, and who should be involved in monitoring compliance. A particular aspect of these debates concerns the inclusion of women as research participants and the efforts to ensure that researchers consistently investigate questions of sex and gender in health research. There is increasing evidence of the role of sex in the manifestation and course of some illnesses and their treatment. Moreover, evidence suggests that gendered expectations also affect health outcomes. This special issue investigates how researchers are addressing these issues and debates the appropriate roles of policy makers, ethicists, and lawyers in ensuring that sex and gender differences are taken into account in the development, conduct, and reporting of health research.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

35 since deposited on 08 May 2014
5 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 71220
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1937-4585
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Indiana University Press
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 03:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:29

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page