Title

The Culture of Science and the Ethics of Alcohol Administration in Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Keywords

scientific vs layman's spiritual culture in ethical decision making of alcohol administration in research

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.14.4.335

Abstract

The failure of ethicists to develop an absolute ethical code has led to the consideration of ethics in particular contexts. In the alcohol field, such consideration has resulted in considerable controversy, because this field has been influenced by parallel cultural contexts: a scientific research culture and a layman's spiritual culture (represented by Alcoholics Anonymous). Both cultures can inform ethical decision, but for scientific decisions to be made the influence of these cultures must be disentangled. This article reviews issues pertaining to this disentangling in connection with the use of alcohol administration in research.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, v. 14, issue 4, p. 335-341

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