Bioethics, vulnerability, and protection

Bioethics 17 (5-6):472--486 (2003)
What makes individuals, groups, or even entire countries vulnerable? And why is vulnerability a concern in bioethics? A simple answer to both questions is that vulnerable individuals and groups are subject to exploitation, and exploitation is morally wrong. This analysis is limited to two areas. First is the context of multinational research, in which vulnerable people can be exploited even if they are not harmed, and harmed even if they are not exploited. Second is the situation of women, who are made vulnerable in cultural settings or in entire countries in which they are oppressed and powerless. (edited).
Keywords info:mesh/Vulnerable Populations  info:mesh/Informed Consent  info:mesh/Clinical Trials as Topic  info:mesh/Reproduction  info:mesh/Guidelines as Topic  Humans   HIV Infections   Circumcision, Female   Human Experimentation   Paternalism   Reproduction   Patient Selection   Internationality   Developing Countries   Informed Consent   Women's Rights   Drug Industry   Ethics, Research   Research Subjects   Vulnerable Populations   Women   Female   Clinical Trials as Topic   Guidelines as Topic  info:mesh/Women's Rights  info:mesh/Women  info:mesh/Drug Industry  info:mesh/Internationality  info:mesh/Humans  info:mesh/Research Subjects  info:mesh/Patient Selection  info:mesh/Developing Countries  info:mesh/Circumcision, Female  info:mesh/HIV Infections  info:mesh/Female  info:mesh/Ethics, Research  info:mesh/Paternalism  info:mesh/Human Experimentation
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