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What the Doctor Didn't Say: The Hidden Truth about Medical Research

What the Doctor Didn't Say: The Hidden Truth about Medical Research


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ISBN-13: 9780195147971
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/07/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jerry Menikoff is Associate Professor of Law, Ethics & Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Law & Public Policy and chair of the Human Subjects Committee. He is also Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is the author of a leading textbook on law and bioethics and co-author of a textbook on the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects. He has on a number of occasions served as a consultant to the federal government on issues relating to protecting research subjects.

Edward P. Richards is Harvey A. Peltier Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University, where he directs the program in Law, Science, and Public Health. He has published several books and more than 100 articles on health and public health policy, and has consulted with state and federal agencies on public health and policy. He worked in medical research before becoming a law professor and has taught both FDA and biotechnology law.

Table of Contents

1. The Dilemma of Human Research
Part I: How Good Studies Can Be Bad Choices
2. The Nature of Research
3. A Case Study: The Difference Between Being a Patient and Being a Research Subject
4. How the Law Protects Patients Who Get Non-Standard Care
5. The Weakened Legal Protections Given to Research Subjects
6. How Bad for the Subjects Can the Study Be?
Part II: Consent: What Are Subjects Told?
7. What Informed Consent Requires
8. The Anatomy of a Consent Form
9. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Research Study: From Consent to Choice
10. The Hidden Alternative
Part III: When Consent Can't Be Obtained
11. Incompetent Adults
12. Emergency Research
13. Children in Research: The Basic Rules
14. Can Children Be Enrolled in Studies That Are Bad for Them?
15. Research and Reproduction
Part IV: The Role of Money
16. Should Research Subjects be Paid?
17. Compensating Researchers: Dealing with Conflicts of Interest
Part V: The Challenge for the Future
18. Where Do We Go From Here: The Paradox of Pediatric Oncology Research

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