Year: 2004 Source: Health Promotion Practice, v.5, no.2, (April 2004), p.151-159 SIEC No: 20050252

This article uses the case-study methodology as a strategy to facilitate examination of ethical principles that underlie developmental risk research carried out among adolescents. Description of the ethical dilemmas that arose during the implementation of a randomized controlled trial is presented along with discussion guidelines. Ethical dilemmas specifically related to the reporting of suicidal ideation by adolescent patients in a confidential setting. (51 refs)