A Scientist's Oath

Kelsey E. Bettridge, Ashley L. Cook, Roy C. Ziegelstein, Peter J. Espenshade

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Abstract

Data on the perceptions of scientists suggest a moderate public distrust of scientist's motivations. Bettridge et al. suggest scientist's reluctance to engage the public on controversial ethical issues may be a contributing factor. The authors propose a Scientist's Oath to send a clear message to the public about our ideals. Data on the perceptions of scientists suggest a moderate public distrust of scientist's motivations. Bettridge et al. suggest scientist's reluctance to engage the public on controversial ethical issues may be a contributing factor. The authors propose a Scientist's Oath to send a clear message to the public about our ideals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-881
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular cell
Volume71
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2018

Keywords

  • Hippocratic Oath
  • diversity
  • duty
  • engagement
  • ethics
  • graduate student
  • integrity
  • medical student
  • public trust
  • responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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