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Ethical considerations for services offering one-to-one guidance for primary care practitioners interested in research
  1. H Bateman
  1. General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Cambridge University, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 H Bateman;


Initiatives which offer support to primary care practitioners interested in research have become widespread in the UK. There has been little debate, however, about the ethical issues involved in such interactions with practitioners. Established codes of practice and analyses of the institutional and strategic contexts have been used to inform this discussion. The paper concludes with a recommendation that more explicit quasi-contractual relationships should be negotiated between those offering and those seeking help.

  • Primary care practitioners
  • educational guidance
  • research support
  • codes of practice

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