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Main Title Environmental health sciences decision making : risk management, evidence, and ethics : workshop summary /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Coble, Yank D.
Coussens, Christine.
Quinn, Kathleen
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 429511895
ISBN 9780309124553; 0309124557; 1282007963; 9781282007963
Subjects Environmental health ; Environmental risk assessment ; MEDICAL--Toxicology ; Decision Making ; Decision Making--ethics ; Risk Management ; Conflict of Interest ; United States ; Health Occupations ; Thinking ; Epidemiologic Measurements ; Mental Processes ; Probability ; Disciplines and Occupations ; Organization and Administration ; Public Health ; Statistics as Topic ; Environment and Public Health ; Health Services Administration ; Psychological Phenomena and Processes ; Epidemiologic Methods ; Delivery of Health Care ; Psychiatry and Psychology ; Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms ; Quality of Health Care ; Investigative Techniques ; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation ; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ; Health & Biological Sciences ; Environmental Health--United States ; Risk Management--United States ; Conflict of Interest--United States
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ERAM  RA566.27 .E3 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/30/2009
Collation 1 online resource (xiii, 77 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-58). Print version record.
Contents Notes
Summary -- Approaches to decision making -- Scientific issues in environmental health decision making -- Conflicts of interest, bias, and ethics -- Stakeholder perspectives on environmental health sciences decision making -- General workshop discussion -- Closing comments. "Environmental health decision making can be a complex undertaking, as there is the need to navigate and find balance among three core elements: science, policy, and the needs of the American public. Policy makers often grapple with how to make appropriate decisions when the research is uncertain. The challenge for the policy maker is to make the right decision with the best available data in a transparent process. The workshop, summarized in this volume, included an overview of the principles underlying decision making, the role of evidence and challenges for vulnerable populations, and ethical issues of conflict of interest, scientific integrity, and transparency. The workshop engaged science interest groups, industry, government, and the academic sector."--Publisher's description.