Rethinking Research Ethics

TitleRethinking Research Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRhodes, R
JournalAmerican Journal of Bioethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number21540551
Accession Number54419385
KeywordsMEDICINE , responsible conduct of research
AbstractThis article looks at how prioritizing informed consent and other conceptual missteps have help set research ethics off in the wrong direction, and seeks to sort out these confusions and their implications and to offer instead a straightforward framework for considering the ethical conduct of human subject research. The author seeks to clarify different senses of autonomy that have been confounded and present more intelligible justifications for informed consent. She also discusses the problems raised by the accepted dogmas that govern research ethics, which includethe primacy of informed consent, the protection of the vulnerable, the substitution of beneficence for research's social purpose, and the introduction of an untenable distinction between innovation and research.
NotesRhodes, Rosamond 1; Affiliation: 1: Mount Sinai School of Medicine,; Source Info: Oct2010, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p19; Subject Term: MYASTHENIA gravis; Subject Term: SURGERY; Subject Term: THYMUS -- Surgery; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Research; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: THORACIC aneurysms; Subject Term: CONTROL (Psychology); Subject Term: AUTONOMY (Psychology); Subject Term: BENEVOLENCE; Subject Term: CAPACITY & disability (Law); Subject Term: CARDIOPULMONARY bypass; Subject Term: CLINICAL medicine -- Research; Subject Term: DECEPTION; Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: INFORMED consent (Medical law); Subject Term: PATIENT-family relations; Subject Term: PARENTS; Subject Term: PATIENTS; Subject Term: RESPECT; Subject Term: SOCIAL justice; Subject Term: INSTITUTIONAL review boards (Medicine); Subject Term: GOVERNMENT regulation; Subject Term: PATIENT refusal of treatment; Subject Term: AT-risk people; Subject Term: RESEARCH personnel; Subject Term: RESEARCH subjects (Persons); Subject Term: PATIENT selection; Subject Term: PARTICIPANT & researcher; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; Subject Term: LAW & legislation; Subject Term: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: autonomy; Author-Supplied Keyword: beneficence; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: informed consent; Author-Supplied Keyword: research; Author-Supplied Keyword: social purpose; Author-Supplied Keyword: vulnerable; Company/Entity: NATIONAL Institutes of Health (U.S.); Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
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