Exploitation in Clinical Research

Alan Wertheimer

in Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743513
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827145 | DOI:
Exploitation in Clinical Research

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The “off-shoring” of clinical research is a growing phenomenon. It is often argued that international research exploits people in developing nations for the benefit of people in developed nations. This chapter provides an analysis of the concept of exploitation and considers the claim that research is exploitative. It also asks whether research should be prohibited just because it is exploitative.

Keywords: exploitation; off-shoring; international research; vulnerable populations; fairness; deontology; free trade; reasonable availability

Chapter.  26262 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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