Threats to the Common Good

TitleThreats to the Common Good
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLondon, AJ
JournalHastings Center Report
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number11596706
KeywordsBIOTERRORISM , chemical , MEDICINE , research , Terrorism
AbstractThe threat of biological and chemical terrorism highlights a growing tension in research ethics between respecting the interests of individuals and safeguarding and protecting the common good. But what it actually means to protect the common good is rarely scrutinized. There are two conceptions of the common good that provide very different accounts of the limits of permissible medical research. Decisions about the limits of acceptable medical research in defense of the common good should be carried out only within the latter framework. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Hastings Center Report is the property of Hastings Center and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesLondon, Alex John 1; Affiliation: 1: Carnegie Mellon University; Source Info: Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p17; Subject Term: BIOTERRORISM; Subject Term: CHEMICAL terrorism; Subject Term: TERRORISM; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Research; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 9p; Document Type: Article