PATERNALISM AND FAIRNESS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we defend the ethics of clinical research against the charge of paternalism. We do so not by denying that the ethics of clinical research is paternalistic, but rather by defending the legitimacy of paternalism in this context. Our aim is not to defend any particular set of paternalistic restrictions, but rather to make a general case for the permissibility of paternalistic restrictions in this context. Specifically, we argue that there is no basic liberty-right to participate in clinical research and that considerations of distributive fairness justify some paternalistic protections of research subjects.

Keywords: basic liberty; distributive fairness; paternalism; research ethics

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00651.x

Affiliations: 1: St. Vincent's Manhattan and New York Medical College. 2: Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Publication date: March 1, 2009

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more