The « Ethics and Medical Progress » team has since 2006, under the responsibility of the Clinical Investigation Centre of Besançon Regional University Hospital (CIC Inserm 1431) and the Neurosciences Laboratory (EA481), brought together competencies specific to medical research and specific to research in Human and Social Sciences.
Formed at the instigation of Professor Régis Aubry, our team is made up of three hospital practitioners, three specialist registrars, a social anthropologist, a psychologist, a sociologist, a demographer, a health economist and a philosopher.
An interdisciplinary approach was seen as a means of examining healthcare from a different perspective and of closely analysing what is involved at the personal level in terms of the effects on patients and caregivers, and at the social level in terms of supportive care to sick person. It means conducting analyses relating to the medical, psycho-social and philosophical aspects of the situations encountered, while at the same time endeavouring to identify the magnitude and nature of the phenomena still eluding analysis.
Mixed-method studies, which combine quantitative and qualitative methods, embody the development of an emerging, innovative transdisciplinary approach, which is essential to present-day clinical research owing on the one hand, to the subjects explored, and on the other, to the methodologies used, but most of all, to the networking to which it gives rise.
Our objectives is to illuminate the grey areas of technological and scientific progress, in an epistemological thrust to develop a culture of ethical concern integrated into clinical practice.
>> View the team presentation flyer « Ethics and Medical Progress ».
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