Syphilis Case Study

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Excellent post Andrea! I was also appalled reading this case study on syphilis. In addition to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, we also have Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The IRBs are responsible for reviewing studies to ensure ethical standards are met to protect patient rights (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2014). In 1974 the National Research Act was created to require colleges, hospitals, and medical organizations to submit their application for review and approval on any proposed study. I have worked in a research study in the past and I remember that they were very strict. We had to be monitored and report frequently. Thankfully, these types of agencies are in place to guide health care professionals
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