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Competence and Vulnerability in Biomedical Research

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8604-5

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In this book, the author develops a novel justificatory framework for making judgments of decisional competence to consent to biomedical research with reference to five groups of cognitively vulnerable individuals - older children and adolescents, adults with intellectual disabilities, adults with depression, adults with schizophrenia and adults with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Subject: Medicine, Biomedical research, Competence to consent, Depression, Ethics, John Rawls, Legal capacity, Supported decision-making, Vulnerability, autonomy, health, methodology, morality, will