David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2):37 – 47 (2002)
Heroin prescription involves the medical provision of heroin in the treatment of heroin addiction. Rudimentary clinical trials on that treatment modality have been carried out and others are currently underway or in development. However, it is questionable whether subjects considered for such trials are mentally competent to consent to them. The problem has not been sufficiently appreciated in ethical and clinical discussions of the topic. The challenges involved throw new light on the role of value and accountability in contemporary discussions of mental competence.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Neil Levy (2006). Addiction, Autonomy and Ego-Depletion: A Response to Bennett Foddy and Julian Savulescu. Bioethics 20 (1):16–20.
Bennett Foddy & Julian Savulescu (2006). Addiction and Autonomy: Can Addicted People Consent to the Prescription of Their Drug of Addiction? Bioethics 20 (1):1–15.
Hanna Pickard (2013). Psychopathology and the Ability to Do Otherwise. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (2).
Tom Walker (2008). Giving Addicts Their Drug of Choice: The Problem of Consent. Bioethics 22 (6):314–320.
Adrian Carter, Polly Ambermoon & Wayne D. Hall (2011). Drug-Induced Impulse Control Disorders: A Prospectus for Neuroethical Analysis. Neuroethics 4 (2):91-102.
Similar books and articles
Franklin G. Miller & Howard Brody (2002). What Makes Placebo-Controlled Trials Unethical? American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2):3 – 9.
Fred Gifford (1986). The Conflict Between Randomized Clinical Trials and the Therapeutic Obligation. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 11 (4):347-366.
R. Ostini, G. Bammer, P. R. Dance & R. E. Goodin (1993). The Ethics of Experimental Heroin Maintenance. Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (3):175-182.
Peter de Marneffe (2003). Against the Legalization of Heroin. Criminal Justice Ethics 22 (1):34-40.
H. ten Have & P. Sporken (1985). Heroin Addiction, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics 11 (4):173-177.
Mark Colyvan, Helen M. Regan & Scott Ferson (2001). Is It a Crime to Belong to a Reference Class. Journal of Political Philosophy 9 (2):168–181.
Amber S. Orr & Matthew K. Wynia (2002). Ethics and Heroin Prescription: No More Fuzzy Goals! American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2):52-53.
Dominique Sprumont (2002). Ethical Evaluation of Heroin-Prescription Research: An Insider's View. American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2):63-64.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #130,070 of 1,102,837 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,987 of 1,102,837 )
How can I increase my downloads?