Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Informed Consent?

I always thought one of the ethical rules in most science and business studies was 'informed consent'. There are several definitions as in clinical drug trials where one may not be informed as to exactly what drug one is receiving (or not), but people are supposed to know what htey're getting into.

I was wrong, according to consumeraffairs.com JetBlue had pilots exceed the FDA limits in order to test their ability to fly fatigued. The passageners weren't informed. I wonder if the management can spell 'Ethical Breach', perhaps write it 1,000 times and turn it in along with a report on ethical standards for business and science?

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