Citation: Schwitzer G (2005) Statement of Principles for Health Care Journalists. PLoS Med 2(3): e84. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020084
Published: March 29, 2005
Copyright: © 2005 Gary Schwitzer. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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In “The Commercialisation of Medical and Scientific Reporting” , Caulfield calls on journalists to ask researchers about the nature of their funding and the financial relationship of the researchers to the sponsor. This is just one principle addressed in a much broader “Statement of Principles” I wrote this past year for the Association of Health Care Journalists (http://www.ahcj.umn.edu). The statement is available online .
- 1. Caulfield T (2004) The commercialisation of medical and scientific reporting. PLoS Med 1: e38.
- 2. (2004) Statement of principles. Minneapolis (Minnesota): Association of Health Care Journalists. Available: http://www.ahcj.umn.edu/files/AHCJ_principles.pdf. Accessed 9 February 2005.