A Desperate Solution: Individual Autonomy and the Double- Blind Controlled Experiment
JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND PHILOSOPHY 1995 February; 20(1): 57- 64
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Logue, Gerald; Wear, Stephen (1995-02)The randomization ingredient in double-blind controlled experiments may be objectionable to patients who, in their desperation, come to such trials seeking a last chance of cure. Minogue
Minogue, Brendan P.; Palmer-Fernandez, Gabriel; Udell, Larry; Waller, Bruce N. (1995-02)This essay explores some concerns about the quality of informed consent in patients whose autonomy is diminished by fatal illness. It argues that patients with diminished autonomy cannot give free and voluntary consent, and ...