Korean J Audiol.  2012 Sep;16(2):43-46. 10.7874/kja.2012.16.2.43.

Institutional Review Boards and Bioethical Issues for Otologists and Audiologists

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolayngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. aseptic@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

Otologists and audiologists care for patients and conduct clinical research to find more effective treatments that benefit patients. Institutional Review Board (IRB) permission is necessary for conducting clinical trials on humans. Furthermore, many bioethical conflicts are encountered while conducting research. However, few otologists and audiologists in Korea know bioethics and the principles and regulations of IRBs in detail. This paper reviews the history of ethics in clinical research and current bioethical principles and IRB regulations. We outline what you need as otologists or audiologists to get IRB approval while considering the principles of bioethics.

Keyword

Institutional review boards; Bioethics; Research; Otologist

MeSH Terms

Bioethical Issues
Bioethics
Ethics Committees, Research
Humans
Korea
Social Control, Formal
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