What role did the Tuskegee syphilis experiment play in the development of the Belmont Report?
Keeping this in view, what was the main ethical problem with the Tuskegee experiment?
The Tuskegee Study raised a host of ethical issues such as informed consent, racism, paternalism, unfair subject selection in research, maleficence, truth-telling and justice, among others.
Also Know, what was the purpose of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment? The purpose of the study was to determine whether penicillin could prevent, not just cure, syphilis infection. Some of those who became infected never received medical treatment.
Similarly, it is asked, how did the Tuskegee Study violate the principle of justice as outlined in the Belmont Report?
Obviously, researchers in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study violated all three of these principles, as participants were lied to about their condition, lied to about the treatment they were receiving, and selected based on race, gender, and economic class.
What laws were created because of the Tuskegee study?
After the Tuskegee Study, the government changed its research practices to prevent a repeat of the mistakes made in Tuskegee. In 1974, the National Research Act was signed into law, creating the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research .