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Andrew Wakefield - Unethical Research

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Andrew Wakefield - Unethical Research
Vanessa Terrazas
RES351
December 7, 2011
Paul Worthey

Andrew Wakefield - Unethical Research
Ethics are custom to every day living. Recognizing ethics in his or her research is vital. “The goal of ethics in research is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities” (Cooper & Schindler, 2011, Chapter 2, Ethics in Business Research). Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor, was accused of acting unethically during his 1998 research report, the Lancet. The General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that Wakefield was dishonest and irresponsible during his research and he had a complete disregard for the children in his study. His behavior caused fear in
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Wakefield carelessly carried out aggressive test on the children under his care and had no concern for the children or how they would be affected. His study also spread panic and insecurity about the vaccine along with causing parents of children with autism to feel guiltiness and blamed their selves for their kids’ illness. Wakefield’s unethical researcher has affected people all around the world. Britain vaccination rates, along with United States, plummeted
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