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Teacher Becomes Philosopher

Dr. Christy Rentmeester describes navigating the grey areas of medical ethics and the importance of considering the viewpoints of all stakeholders, being willing to ask questions, and the value of an environment that welcomes a dissenting vote. (December, 2014)

0:42 Understanding vulnerability
2:54 Music as therapy (Watch excerpt)
9:04 Discerning "value" in research (Watch excerpt)
12:54 Teaching how to "navigate the grey area" (Watch excerpt)
17:33 Dissenting votes on IRBs
21:31 Resisting "groupthink" (Watch excerpt)
23:57 Humility and asking questions
26:58 Reliance on IRB staff
31:00 Future challenges for research ethics