The issue of consent in research that administers drugs of addiction to addicted persons

Carter, Adrian and Hall, Wayne D. (2008) The issue of consent in research that administers drugs of addiction to addicted persons. Accountability in Research, 15 4: 209-225. doi:10.1080/08989620802388689


Author Carter, Adrian
Hall, Wayne D.
Title The issue of consent in research that administers drugs of addiction to addicted persons
Journal name Accountability in Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0898-9621
1545-5815
Publication date 2008-10-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08989620802388689
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 209
End page 225
Total pages 16
Editor Shamoo, Adil E
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
170202 Decision Making
170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
111714 Mental Health
920414 Substance Abuse
950401 Bioethics
Abstract In addiction, impaired control over drug use raises questions about the capacity of addicted persons to consent to participate in research studies in which they are given their drug of addiction. We review the case for doing such research, and the arguments that addiction does, and does not, prevent addicted persons from consenting to such research. We argue for a more nuanced view that acknowledges that while in some situations addiction impairs decision-making capacity, it does not eliminate such capacity. We conclude with some suggestions for recruiting addicted subjects and designing experiments in ways to obtain free and informed consent.
Keyword Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics
MEDICAL ETHICS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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