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Competence and vulnerability in biomedical research / Phil Bielby.

By: Bielby, Phil.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine: 40.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Science + Business Media B.V, 2008Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9781402086045; 1402086040.Subject(s): Ethics | Law -- Philosophy | Psychiatry | Public health laws | Medical ethicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Competence and vulnerability in biomedical research.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Five concepts of competence -- Consent, vulnerability and research -- Gewirth's theory of agency rights -- Proportionality, precaution and judgments of competence -- The competences of cognitively vulnerable groups -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research in England and Wales -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research in the United States.
Summary: Enhanced knowledge of the nature and causes of mental disorder have led increasingly to a need for the recruitment of a cognitively vulnerablea (TM) participants in biomedical research. These individuals often fall into the a grey areaa (TM) between obvious decisional competence and obvious decisional incompetence and, as a result, may not be recognised as having the legal capacity to make such decisions themselves. At the core of the ethical debate surrounding the participation of cognitively vulnerable individuals in research is when, if at all, we should judge them decisionally and legally.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Five concepts of competence -- Consent, vulnerability and research -- Gewirth's theory of agency rights -- Proportionality, precaution and judgments of competence -- The competences of cognitively vulnerable groups -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research in England and Wales -- Cognitive vulnerability and consent to biomedical research in the United States.

Enhanced knowledge of the nature and causes of mental disorder have led increasingly to a need for the recruitment of a cognitively vulnerablea (TM) participants in biomedical research. These individuals often fall into the a grey areaa (TM) between obvious decisional competence and obvious decisional incompetence and, as a result, may not be recognised as having the legal capacity to make such decisions themselves. At the core of the ethical debate surrounding the participation of cognitively vulnerable individuals in research is when, if at all, we should judge them decisionally and legally.

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<p>Dr Phil Bielby is a lecturer in the Law School and a member of the Institute of Applied Ethics at The University of Hull. He holds a PhD from The University of Sheffield and has published in the fields of bioethics, medical law and critical legal education.</p>

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