Speaker: David Wendler, Ph.D., senior investigator and Head of the Section on Research Ethics in the Department of Bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center
Moderator: Robert Steel, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at UNO and member of the UNO Medical Humanities Faculty.
To improve medical care for children, we need to conduct pediatric research. At the same time, children are not able to give their own informed consent. This has led to a now 50 year old debate over whether and how it might be possible to conduct the research needed to benefit children as a group while meeting our obligations to protect individual children who are candidates for research enrollment.
Please join us to discuss this important topic in research ethics with a focus on the question of when it is acceptable to enroll children in vaccine trials for COVID-19.
All events in this series:
|Date||Topic||Link to Video|
|Jan. 28, 2021||The Ethics of Enrolling Minors in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials||Watch Now|
|Feb. 25, 2021||Should Health Professions Students Receive Priority Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine?||Watch Now|
|March 25, 2021||Fair Enough? Measuring the Fairness of Healthcare Triage Policies||Watch Now|
|April 29, 2021||Putting Parents on a Pedestal: Testimony, Admiration, and Reproductive Decision-Making||Watch Now|
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