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them of the research ﬁndings if doing so is reasonable, and maintain their welfare during their research participation.
PLUS ONE MORE.
Perhaps I can add one of my own: Insuring that any conﬂicts of interest do not contaminate the research ﬁndings. The case manager who is doing research that assesses the value of some new informational technology but whose husband is the regional sales manager of the IT company is probably too conﬂicted to participate in such a project. Again, we recall that the ultimate purpose of research is to beneﬁt consumers, not the researchers themselves. Just like anyone doing scientiﬁc research, case managers who do research must remind themselves that when their ﬁndings are disseminated – to other case managers, to research sponsors, to professional groups interested in or aﬃliated with case management, and to the public at large – those ﬁndings are understood to be the truth. Thus, no matter how well intentioned it is, poorly conducted research seems unethical in and by itself because it can mislead and harm people. Good research and ethical research go hand in hand, so it is incumbent upon case management researchers to proceed with exquisite methodological care and with a keen eye on the potential beneﬁts and burdens that can accrue to their research participants and their clients. ■
As the leading membership association dedicated to the support and professional development of case managers, CMSA is pleased to oﬀer Extended Conference again this year. Whether you attended the annual conference in San Francisco and didn’t have a chance to attend all of the sessions on your list, or you weren’t able to attend the 2012 event, you will soon be able to attend sessions in the Extended Conference and earn CE credits online at your convenience. Head to CMSA’s Extended Conference page for additional information on the launch and session oﬀerings: www.cmsa.org/extendedconference.
CMSA’S EXTENDED CONFERENCE
September 1! Help promote the case management industry and celebrate case managers everywhere who truly deserve a badge of honor for the work they do for others. Consider using these items to share and celebrate with your co-workers, donate to chapter meetings for door prizes, recognize your boss, or even to treat yourself! Get great ideas for CM Week celebrations, order fun promotional products and download items including the CM Week graphic and the CMSA Celebration & Promotion Guide at www.cmsa.org/cmweek. ■
2012 NATIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT WEEK
National Case Management Week 2012, October 14-20, 2012, is your chance to celebrate case managers and the case management industry! Case Management Week items are now available online; order by
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About the Author
John Banja, Ph.D. is a professor of rehabilitation medicine and a medical ethicist at Emory University in Atlanta. He sat on the Commission for Case Manager Certiﬁcation Board for six years and speaks frequently at case management conferences. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2012
VA Connecticut Healthcare System Improves Cancer Care
Operation: We Care
The Path to Payment for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
CMSA CORPORATE PARTNERS
VIEW FROM CAPITOL HILL
CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE LAW
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2012