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The Ethics of ConsentTheory and Practice$
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Franklin Miller and Alan Wertheimer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335149

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.001.0001

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Consent With Inducements: The Case of Body Parts and Services

Consent With Inducements: The Case of Body Parts and Services

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The Ethics of Consent

Janet Radcliffe Richards

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the bearing of financial inducements on consent, focusing on the issue of selling kidneys for transplantation. How can it be considered unethical to sell kidneys if it is ethical to donate them? It is argued that concerns about the validity of consent to sell kidneys cannot withstand critical scrutiny.

Keywords:   consent, sale of kidneys, body parts, organ transplantation

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