The Therapeutic Misconception at 25: Treatment, Research, and Confusion
Hastings Center Report 2007 November-December; 37(6): 36-42
"Therapeutic misconception" has been misconstrued, and some of the newer, mistaken interpretations are troublesome. They exaggerate the distinction between research and treatment revealing problems in the foundations of research ethics and possibly weakening informed consent.
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