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QUERI Implementation Network

VHA’s Moral Obligation to Quality Improvement: Ethics and the Common Rule within a Learning Health Care System


by Melissa Bottrell, PhD ; Tom Puglisi, PhD ; Nina Smith, MPH
Seminar date: 12/3/2015

Description: During this session, presenters will: - Provide an overview of VA policies that govern research and quality improvement (QI) activities - Discuss ethical standards of learning health care systems - Provide an example of how ethics can be embedded in a quality improvement project - Walk through a QI Ethics/Compliance Toolkit as a resource for researchers engaged in QI activities. Amy Kilbourne, PhD, Director, QUERI Program, will give opening remarks. Intended audience: Researchers engaged in quality improvement activities.

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