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Ethical Challenges in Promoting the Implementation of Preventive Interventions: Report of the SPR Task Force

In 2015, SPR commissioned Drs. Irwin Sandler and Tom Dishion to organize a series of SPR roundtables and to establish a task force to explore and articulate the salient ethical issues that occur as prevention researchers are involved in delivering, adapting, disseminating, and implementing preventive interventions. This article summarizes the activities and findings of the task force and articulates some of the ethical issues that can arise as prevention scientists and practitioners engage with community stakeholders in the implementation of preventive interventions. In considering these activities and ethical challenges, we identify broad ethical principles that can guide ethical behavior and identify questions that could guide deliberation and navigation of challenges of prevention research.

Ethical Challenges in Promoting the Implementation of Preventive Interventions: Report of the SPR Task Force

Leadbeater, B.J., Dishion, T., Sandler, I. et al. Ethical Challenges in Promoting the Implementation of Preventive Interventions: Report of the SPR Task Force. Prev Sci 19, 853–865 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0912-7.