Hope and Exploitation

Hastings Center Report 38 (5):49-55 (2008)
How do we encourage patients to be hopeful without exploiting their hope? A medical researcher or a pharmaceutical company can take unfair advantage of someone's hope by much subtler means than simply giving misinformation. Hope shapes deliberation, and therefore can make deliberation better or worse, by the deliberator's own standards of deliberation.
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DOI 10.1353/hcr.0.0053
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