Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

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Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics

By Neil C. Manson; Onora O'Neill

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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, first published in 2007, 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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Ethics

Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/29/07
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511282303
ISBN 13: 9780511282300
Print ISBN: 9780521874588

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