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Informed Consent in Medical Research



Informed Consent in Medical Research

Len Doyal (Editor), Jeffrey S. Tobias (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-727-91486-6 December 2000 BMJ Books 334 Pages


This is a comprehensive discussion of the ethical issues involved in informing patients on their rights and participation in medical research and treatment. With 30 chapters contributed by internationally recognised medical ethicists, Informed Consent provides an authoritative reference on a subject of major importance in medical ethics
The Nuremberg Code and the Helsinki Declaration.

The historical background.

Human guinea pigs and the ethics of experimentation.

Henry K Beecher and Marice Pappworth: Character in the development of modern research ethics.

Extracts from Pappwroth and Beecher.

Learning from unethical research: some recent scandals.

Informed consent: the intricacies.

Psychological support for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.

Evaluation of a stroke family care worker.

Does HIV status influence the outcome of patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit?.

Doyal's original.

Tobias' original.

Letters from BMJ relating to the above articles.

Other perspectives.

Thrombolytic treatment for acute ischaemic stroke.

Benatar and Benetar.

Regulating informed consent within medical research.

Medical research and the competent adult.

Clinical research with children.

Clinical research within psychiatry.

Genetic research.

Human reproduction and assisted conception.

Epidemiological research.

Surgical research.

Issue in HIV and STDs.

Human rights.

Clinical trials, informed consent, and the boundaries of therapeutic discretion.

Double standards.

Rights and responsiblities of the individual.

The teacher's perspective.

Healthy volunteers.

The consumer's view.

The role of the effective communication in obtaining informed consent.

Concluding analysis

Includes a full discussion of ethical issues relating to informed consent in medical research
Written by an international range of outstanding and high-profile specialists from ethics, medicine, law and patient representation
There is no other book that approaches this topic with the same breadth of detail