Skip to content

Facing Up to Paternalism in Research Ethics

by Franklin G Miller, Alan Wertheimer
The Hastings Center report ()
Get full text at journal


Bioethicists have failed to understand the pervasively paternalistic character of research ethics. Not only is the overall structure of research review and regulation paternalistic in some sense; even the way informed consent is sought may imply paternalism. Paternalism has limits, however. Getting clear on the paternalism of research ethics may mean some kinds of prohibited research should be reassessed.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

24 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
29% Social Sciences
25% Medicine and Dentistry
21% Philosophy
by Academic Status
17% Student > Ph. D. Student
17% Professor
17% Researcher
by Country
4% Spain
4% Australia
4% United Kingdom

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in