Objections and the Potential for Abuse

David S. Wendler

in The Ethics of Pediatric Research

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730087
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776689 | DOI:
Objections and the Potential for Abuse

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Chapter 9 considers several possible objections to the present justification for nonbeneficial pediatric research. One might object that the claim that passively contributing to worthwhile projects can promote one's interests implies that it can be acceptable to force even competent individuals to contribute to projects to help others. Also considered are the arguments that the present justification seems to imply that there is nothing wrong with relying on a few children to face all the burdens of improving medical care for all children and the possibility that the present argument might increase the chances of exploitation of children.

Keywords: autonomy; distribution; fairness; abuses; social policy

Chapter.  6831 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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