Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

Cambridge University Press (2007)
Informed consent is a central topic in contemporary biomedical ethics. Yet attempts to set defensible and feasible standards for consenting have led to persistent difficulties. In Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics Neil Manson and Onora O'Neill set debates about informed consent in medicine and research in a fresh light. They show why informed consent cannot be fully specific or fully explicit, and why more specific consent is not always ethically better. They argue that consent needs distinctive communicative transactions, by which other obligations, prohibitions, and rights can be waived or set aside in controlled and specific ways. Their book offers a coherent, wide-ranging and practical account of the role of consent in biomedicine which will be valuable to readers working in a range of areas in bioethics, medicine and law
Keywords Informed consent (Medical law  Bioethics  Medicine Moral and ethical aspects
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Call number K3611.I5.M36 2007
ISBN(s) 0521874580   9780521874588   0521697476     9780521697477
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