Conflict Between Research and Ethics
Conflict between Research and Ethics Syphilis is caused by tiny corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Spirochetes . Within a few hours after exposure the bacteria penetrate the skin or mucous membranes and then enter the bloodstream and tissues . Signs include the chancre , fever headache and sore throat . Many countries were infected of this disease and one of which is Tuskegee , Alabama The Tuskegee Syphilis Study conducted to treat syphilis in people living in Tuskegee , Alabama where in the African- American was given the chance to be treated of their disease The investigators , the health
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study conducted to treat syphilis in people living in Tuskegee , Alabama where in the African- American was given the chance to be treated of their disease
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care team did not give proper care with subjects of the study . They were treated with no proper protection at all during the experiment . In fact , they did not ask for an informed consent and even did not inform them of the diagnosis of their illness They subjects were not provided with the proper information about what they will be undertaking during the study . They were not informed that they had syphilis . All that were offered to them were rewards for the poor community of Tuskegee . They were told that they will be given free medications , assistance in burial , insurance , free meals on the examination days and free transport . The subjects of the study were illiterate and the African- American has agreed to be subjects of the study because of the encouragement of the Public Health Service Physician
In this , they did not know that they would be victims of unlawful and unethical actions in the end . The medical professionals decided to conduct this study to help the poor public health of Tuskegee and provide treatments with those affected with syphilis in named place Their objective was to go after an untreated syphilis in black men for 8 months and then give them a treatment . Their goal was to know the regularity and the history of the disease and if the medications that will be given will be effective or not
Those medications were effective but were toxic . These drugs are namely Bismuth , Salvarsan and ointments (Mercurial Ointments . Other hospitals let them lent their facilities which was intended just for the study and black doctors also took part . The study was also supported financially by a Fund . But then after awhile , the Fund withdrew the money which they have given for the study and which was intended for the treatment of syphilic patients and because of this , the Tuskegee study decided to salvage the Oslo Study . In the Oslo study they found out that many white men have already syphilis and were remained untreated for a while . The investigators were not therapeutic in doing so where in they wanted to study the development of the disease harmed the subjects . The study just dignified death and life before death The committees of the study were so cruel . For one time , they made sure that their subject would show for a non- therapeutic therapy which was also very dangerous . They gave the patients a deceptive letter , where it said that...