Research Ethics Grand Rounds - “Ethical Controversies in Research on Standard of Care: The Case of the SUPPORT Study”

Every few years, there is a research study that focuses attention on issues and concerns that go far beyond the immediate case. The SUPPORT study, which was conducted at 22 sites with 1300 subjects and tested how much oxygen clinicians should provide to premature infants, has generated enormous controversy in 2013.

When Nov 21, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:05 PM
Where 219 Brinkhous-Bullitt, UNC School of Medicine
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Contact Phone (919) 962-4340
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Questions raised include: how trials that randomize to two or more “standard of care” interventions should be designed and reviewed; how risks should be evaluated; and how or if consent should be obtained. The ongoing debate has implications for the conduct of comparative effectiveness research, which is of growing complexity and interest.

The research will be presented by Daniel Nelson, MA, Department of Social Medicine and the Office of Human Research Ethics, UNC; Nancy M.P. King, JD, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Wake Forest; and Matthew Laughdon, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, UNC.