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Human Subjects Research RegulationPerspectives on the Future$
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I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027465

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.001.0001

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What's Right about the “Medical Model” in Human Subjects Research Regulation

What's Right about the “Medical Model” in Human Subjects Research Regulation

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(p.299) 19 What's Right about the “Medical Model” in Human Subjects Research Regulation
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Human Subjects Research Regulation
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Heidi Li Feldman

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.003.0025

The basic tenet that guides, and should guide, research on human subjects is the preservation of the autonomy of the subject. Meaningful informed consent operationalizes this tenet, which should obtain whatever the field of research or the tangibility or intangibility of risks to subjects. Insofar as this reflects a “medical model” of human subjects research regulation, this chapter argues the “medical model” is correct.

Keywords:   IRB, Consent, Research ethics, Ethics, Bioethics, Autonomy

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