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dc.contributor.authorHenden, Edmundeng
dc.contributor.authorBærøe, Kristineeng
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-19T12:49:12Z
dc.date.available2015-05-19T12:49:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-02eng
dc.identifier.issn0955-6036eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/9899
dc.description.abstractProviding heroin to people with heroin addiction taking part in medical trials assessing the effectiveness of the drug as a treatment alternative breaches ethical research standards, some ethicists maintain. Heroin addicts, they say, are unable to consent voluntarily to taking part in these trials. Other ethicists disagree. In our view, both sides of the debate have an inadequate understanding of ‘voluntariness’. In this article we therefore offer a fuller definition of the concept, one which allows for a more flexible, case-to-case approach in which some heroin addicts are considered capable of consenting voluntarily, others not. An advantage of this approach, it is argued, is that it provides a safety net to minimise the risk of inflicting harm on trial participants.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe Royal College of Psychiatristseng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/eng
dc.titleProviding free heroin to addicts participating in research - ethical concerns and the question of voluntarinesseng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.date.updated2015-04-08T09:52:06Zen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 The Authors
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.journalTitlePsychiatric bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatristseng
bibo.volume39eng
bibo.pageStart28eng
bibo.pageEnd31eng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.113.046565eng
bora.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesseng
dc.identifier.cristinID1145901eng
dc.identifier.doi10.1192/pb.bp.113.046565
dc.relation.projectIDNorges forskningsråd: 213064en_US


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