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Should We Worry about Money?

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/9780199743513.003.0004
Should We Worry about Money?

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Many bioethicists worry about the use of financial incentives to recruit research subjects. This chapter argues that most of those worries are not well founded. It considers arguments based on coercion, undue inducement, commodification, etc. It argues that paying research subjects is no different than paying people for risky employment.

Keywords: financial incentives; coercion; undue inducement; commodification; risk; benefits; IRBs; incentives; autonomy; consent

Chapter.  30970 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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