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Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical ResearchWidening the Lens$
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Alan Wertheimer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199743513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research
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Alan Wertheimer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.003.0001

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

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