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Ethical Considerations in Education Research in Emergency Medicine
Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal Of The Society For Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Chadd K Kraus, DO, MPH, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Todd Guth, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Derek Richardson, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Bryan G Kane, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Catherine A Marco, MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine
Publication/Presentation Date
12-1-2012
Abstract
The 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference on education research in emergency medicine (EM) addressed various issues, including that of ethics in medical education research for EM. Education research in EM is essential to patient care and safety, and with recent advances in simulation and the advent of the Milestones project, it will become even more vital. Education research in EM is guided by the same principles that guide the ethical conduct of all human subjects' research: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Regulatory provisions and widely accepted ethical standards provide a framework for research in EM education; however, special considerations exist for education research. To ensure patient and trainee safety and to maintain the integrity of new knowledge, ethical considerations should remain at the forefront of EM education research. For EM education researchers, recognition of the vulnerability of residents, medical students, and others as research subjects is paramount. This article fills an important gap by outlining the principles guiding education research in EM, exploring the ethical challenges and approaches to education research, and offering a framework and future directions for the ethical conduct of education research in EM.
PubMedID
23216740
Document Type
Article
Citation Information

Kraus, C., Guth, T., Richardson, D., Kane, B., & Marcok, C. (2012). Ethical considerations in education research in emergency medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal Of The Society For Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(12), 1328-1332. doi:10.1111/acem.12019