Chapter

Introduction

Alan Wertheimer

in Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743513
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the problems examined in the book and provides a roadmap for the chapters that follow. The basic ethical problem is that research uses people to benefit others. How can that be justified? And how can we recruit people to participate in research in a manner that is ethical?

Keywords: research subjects; recruitment; Hans Jonas; using people; clinical trials

Chapter.  6887 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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