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dc.creatorSchroeder, D.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:20:34Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:20:34Zen
dc.date.created2007-04en
dc.date.issued2007-04en
dc.identifierhttp://www.jmedethics.comen
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2007 April; 33(4): 205-209en
dc.identifier.urihttp://xr8el9yb8v.search.serialssolutions.com/?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Benefit+sharing:+it?s+time+for+a+definition&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics&volume=33&issue=4&date=20070400&au=Schroeder,+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/510866en
dc.description.abstractBenefit sharing has been a recurrent theme in international debates for the past two decades. However, despite its prominence in law, medical ethics and political philosophy, the concept has never been satisfactorily defined. In this conceptual paper, a definition that combines current legal guidelines with input from ethics debates is developed. Philosophers like boxes; protective casings into which they can put concisely-defined concepts. Autonomy is the human capacity for self-determination; beneficence denotes the virtue of good deeds, coercion is the intentional threat of harm and so on. What about benefit sharing? Does the concept have a box and are the contents clearly defined? The answer to this question has to be no. The concept of benefit sharing is almost unique in that various disciplines use it regularly without precise definitions. In this article, a definition for benefit sharing is provided, to eliminate unnecessary ambiguity.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source305911en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectBenefit Sharingen
dc.subjectCoercionen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectHarmen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationInternational and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicineen
dc.titleBenefit sharing: it?s time for a definitionen
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