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Ethics: an absolute or conditional issue?

Issue: 41(4) November 2015. Essays Pages 94 – 95

Behrooz Astaneh
Medical Journalism Department, Paramedical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, astanehb@yahoo.com

Abstract

No research can be published in medical journals without considering ethical issues, no matter what the research question, how robust the methodology, how important the results, or how fascinating the language. An unanswered question is whether ethics is an absolute universal issue with similar meaning in different parts of the world, or circumstances such as law, culture, and resources can change its interpretation?

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