Tis but a scratch: The human tissue act and the use of tissue for research, issues for research ethics committees
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The Human Tissue Act 2004 in the United Kingdom clearly represents not a principled approach but instead a compromise, a pragmatic approach which balances several different ethical considerations against each other. In regards to the use of tissue in research it has left much of the more difficult decisions to be made by research ethics committees on a case by case basis. In particular it is now the role of research ethics committees to decide whether research can be carried out using human tissue where no consent was given for the use of this tissue in research. Likewise research ethics committees are now charged with approving of human tissue banks which then need no further ethical approval to carry out research solely using tissue from that bank. There has however been little guidance in regards to the decisions these committees must make. This paper aims to delineate these decisions and offer some philosophical guidance to research ethics committees in making these decisions.
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
A. J. Cronin, M. L. Rose, J. H. Dark & J. F. Douglas (2011). British Transplant Research Endangered by the Human Tissue Act. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (8):512-514.
Bjørn Hofmann, Anne Myhr & Søren Holm (2013). Scientific Dishonesty—a Nationwide Survey of Doctoral Students in Norway. BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):1-9.
Paul M. McNeill (1993). The Ethics and Politics of Human Experimentation. Cambridge University Press.
R. Curson (1991). Human IVF, Embryo Research, Fetal Tissue for Research and Treatment, and Abortion: International Information. Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):105-106.
C. R. Chapman & Yutaka Nakamura (1999). A Passion of the Soul: An Introduction to Pain for Consciousness Researchers. Consciousness and Cognition 8 (4):391-422.
Xinqing Zhang, Kenji Matsui, Benjamin Krohmal, Alaa Zeid, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Young Koo, Yoshikuni Kita & Reidar K. Lie (2010). Attitudes Towards Transfers of Human Tissue Samples Across Borders: An International Survey of Researchers and Policy Makers in Five Countries. BMC Medical Ethics 11 (1):16-.
François-André Isambert (1989). Ethics Committees in France. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (4):445-456.
Ross EG Upshur, James V. Lavery & Paulina O. Tindana (2007). Taking Tissue Seriously Means Taking Communities Seriously. BMC Medical Ethics 8 (1):11.
Keith Bauer, Sara Taub & Kayhan Parsi (2004). Ethical Issues in Tissue Banking for Research: A Brief Review of Existing Organizational Policies. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (2):113-142.
Grant Gillett (2007). The Use of Human Tissue. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (2):119-127.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads26 ( #129,488 of 1,781,166 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #204,424 of 1,781,166 )
How can I increase my downloads?