Uninformed Decisionmaking: The Case of Surrogate Research Consent
Delano, Susan J.
Oldham, John M.
Hastings Center Report. 1997 Nov-Dec; 27(6): 9-16.
A New York court recently struck down state Office of Mental Health regulations governing research involving subjects with impaired decisionmaking capacity. The court held that neither incapacitated adults nor minors could participate in any research protocol that contained a nontherapeutic element, irrespective of possible benefits to the subject or the importance of the knowledge to be gained. Although the decision rested on a technical point of law and dealt only with psychiatric research, the court's holding has significantly broader implications.
Adults; Biomedical Research; Competence; Constitutional Law; Consent; Decision Making; Dementia; Drugs; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Family Members; Federal Government; Food; Government; Health; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; Judicial Action; Knowledge; Law; Legal Aspects; Mental Health; Minors; Nontherapeutic Research; Parental Consent; Psychoactive Drugs; Regulation; Research; Research Ethics; Research Ethics Committees; Risks and Benefits; Social Impact; State Government; Suicide; Therapeutic Research;
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