Penn Bioethics Seminar | Rinad Beidas, PhD & Emily Becker-Haimes, PhD
12:00pm - 1:00pm • 1402 Blockley Hall
Implementation science: Ethical considerations
Despite the existence of evidence-based practices in health, most healthcare innovations are not widely implemented in routine practice. Implementation science refers to the systematic study of methods to promote the uptake of evidence-based interventions into routine clinical practice, with the goal of improving access to quality healthcare to those in need of treatment. Implementation science is a relatively new discipline and only recently have researchers begun to elucidate the unique ethical considerations of conducting implementation research. In this presentation, we will describe the advent of the implementation science discipline, key ethical considerations for this work, and proposed theoretical frameworks for conducting ethical implementation research. Finally, using mental health implementation research as an example, we will describe several ethical challenges we have faced in our work and engage in discussion about these issues.
Rinad Beidas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Director, PISCE@LDI
Emily Becker-Haimes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry