Participants in this year’s Intensive Bioethics Course at Georgetown (41 years strong!) were invited to sign up for a post-session dedicated to issues in research ethics.

Designed for clinical researchers and others whose work brings them face-to-face with moral issues in gathering medical research, and facilitated by EthicsLab designers, the full-day workshop used design-based inquiry to explore problem contexts and scenarios drawn from real cases. Participants used empathy maps to articulate issues in informed consent, prototyped a tactile decision aids for enrollment in two different types of clinical trial, talked about exploitation and coercion in research in resource-poor settings over lunch, and finished the day with some famous local cupcakes.

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