publication . Article . 2001

The 2000 revision of the Declaration of Helsinki: a step forward or more confusion?

Forster, Heidi P.; Emanuel, Ezekiel; Grady, Christine;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2001 Journal: The Lancet, volume 358, pages 1,449-1,453 (issn: 0140-6736, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary At a time when there was great attention and intense public controversy surrounding clinical (especially multinational) research, the 52nd general assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) adopted the 5th revision of the Declaration of Helsinki (in October, 2000)—available at www.wma.net. These revisions are the most substantial adaptations since those adopted by the 29th WMA assembly in October, 1975. The commitment to revision of the declaration acknowledged that deficiencies and disagreements in interpretation needed to be corrected and that ethical standards evolve. Nevertheless, this revision process resulted in a controversial version of the ...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Clinical trial, Informed consent, Medicine, business.industry, business, Confusion, medicine.symptom, Declaration, Helsinki declaration, Declaration of Helsinki, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Scientific method, Law, General assembly
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publication . Article . 2001

The 2000 revision of the Declaration of Helsinki: a step forward or more confusion?

Forster, Heidi P.; Emanuel, Ezekiel; Grady, Christine;