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Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

ISBN13: 9780521697477
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99

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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.

  • Offers a coherent picture of informed consent in biomedicine
  • Challenges received opinions in this area of heated contemporary debate
  • Covers the role of consent in a wide range of biomedical contexts including debates about autonomy, privacy and accountability

Medical Law
1. Consent: Nuremburg, Helsinki and beyond
2. Information and communication: the drift from agency
3. Informing and communicating: back to agency
4. How to rethink informed consent
5. Informational privacy and data protection
6. Genetic information and genetic exceptionalism
7. Trust, accountability and transparency
Some conclusions and proposals.