Science and the Media
Delgado's Brave Bulls and the Ethics of Scientific Disclosure
- Peter Snyder, Lifespan Hospital System & Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
- Linda Mayes, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- Dennis Spencer, Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA Chair
Of great utility for every scientist faced with publicizing their discoveries via the media, this book addresses questions of responsibility for the balance and accuracy of scientific reporting, and attempts to be a guide for the scientist in their quest to inform the general public about their research in honest, truthful, and still interesting ways. Case studies by leading scholars in the fields of bioethics (pharmaceutical research (Declan Doogan, Senior VP Pfizer), medical journal editing (Jerome Kassirer, former editor of NEJM), science journalism, philosophy of science, history of medicine (John Warner, chair history of medicine Yale), public health (Ruth Katz, Dean public health, George Washington University), and philosophy of religion (Reverend Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster) illustrate positions and points of view and offer unique perspectives on the complex dance between science and the media.
practicing scientists of all disciplines; scientific journalists; text for use in graduate level courses on medical and research ethics; text for use in professional schools of journalism and communication; also be of interest to historians of science, members of institutional review boards, and to graduate and medical students across a wide range of fields of study.