Serving several masters - Conflicting responsibilities in health services research

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This article describes the difficulties we encountered in carrying out research that proved socially sensitive. Although researchers have obligations to the individuals and institutions that their research may affect, duty to subjects, science, and personal integrity takes precedence. Compromise with powerful forces is permitted, however, so long as the basic goals of the work are not undermined. More thorough reporting would better enable readers to judge the validity of research conclusions. Documenting the concerns of individuals or institutions with a stake in the research may generate new questions and spur better solutions to pressing social problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume5
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Mar 1990

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Serving several masters - Conflicting responsibilities in health services research. / Kravitz, Richard L.

In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 03.1990, p. 170-174.

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