Can addicts consent to research that administers their drug of addiction?

Carter, A. N., Collin, S. P. and Hall, W. D. (2008). Can addicts consent to research that administers their drug of addiction?. In: , Proceedings of the 38th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Neuroscience 2008, Washington, DC, U. S. A., (152-153). 15-19 November 2008.


Author Carter, A. N.
Collin, S. P.
Hall, W. D.
Title of paper Can addicts consent to research that administers their drug of addiction?
Conference name Neuroscience 2008
Conference location Washington, DC, U. S. A.
Conference dates 15-19 November 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 38th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Place of Publication Washington, DC, U. S. A.
Publisher Society for Neuroscience
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Poster
ISSN 1558-3635
Start page 152
End page 153
Total pages 2
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary The aim of this paper is to establish when, if at all, it is ethical to conduct research studies that administer drugs of addiction to addicted persons. Based on an analysis of neuroscientific literature and other research evidence, we evaluate two contrasting arguments that have dominated debate: (1) that addicted individuals lack the volitional capacity to consent to such research, and (2) that addiction presents no additional challenges for consent. Based on this analysis, we identify circumstances, if any, in which addicts’ capacity to consent to research participation can be impaired.
2008 Copyright by the Society for Neuroscience all rights reserved.
Subjects 1109 Neurosciences
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published under "History, Teaching, Public Awareness, and Societal Impacts in Neuroscience Poster 228. Neuroscience Ethical and Policy Interface" as "Program#/Poster#: 228.1/VV20 -- Topic: H.04. Ethical and Policy Issues in Neuroscience" on Sunday, November 16.

 
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