Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent

Discusses ethical issues related to the use of saliva in diagnostic testing; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the patient, researcher, and societal interests in oral tissues as potential diagnostic and therapeutic resources
  • Define the issues involved with privacy and confidentiality in informed consent
  • Discuss and use the characteristics of “ownership of a body part”
  • Frame adequate informed consent in the case of experimental treatment or research involving the harvesting of oral tissues

Please Review the Following Article:

Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent

Reference

Anthony Vernillo, Jos V.M. Welie, Sudeshni Naidoo, and Daniel Malamud, The Challenges of Oral-based Diagnostics in Extending the Role of Dentistry as a Health Care Profession: Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2011, 78(3), 33-40.

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