‘I think it will eventually be done away with’: Attitudes among healthcare professionals towards the current system of animal experimentation

Andrée Dignon

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    Abstract

    This article describes a study of attitudes to the current system of animal experimentation (for the production of health interventions) among 52 UK healthcare professionals. These healthcare professionals participated in three separate focus groups (of 18, 17 and 17 participants) and were invited to respond to the question ‘what is your opinion about the current system of animal testing?’ The study focused specifically on their views of the current system (rather than their views of animal testing in general). The healthcare professionals were critical of the current system, particularly with regard to regulation, secrecy, validity, unnecessary suffering and welfare.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1630-1643
    JournalJournal of Health Psychology
    Volume21
    Issue number8
    Early online date4 Dec 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

    Keywords

    • animal experimentation
    • attitudes
    • healthcare professionals

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