Community, Autonomy & Informed Consent: Revisiting the Philosophical Foundation for Informed Consent in International Research
This book uses the example of informed consent guidelines for international research on human subjects to demonstrate how a philosophical analysis can assist in understanding how underlying concepts affect public policy; how and why such policies are exclusionary; and what methodology can be used to remedy injustices in public policy and practice.
Epidemics, such as AIDS, have resulted in an increase in medical research in less developed countries. In an attempt to be more globally applicable, current international guidelines for research on human subjects have attempted to acknowledge the importance of community. This book explains how these attempts fail to adequately acknowledge the importance community has for many people in less developed countries, and how these guidelines fail to attend to constraints to autonomy that oftentimes get magnified once community is involved in the informed consent process. The book further explains how these problems can be traced to a mistaken underlying notion of autonomy and what policymakers can do to remedy these problems
Pamela J. Lomelino is a philosophy professor at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches courses in Healthcare Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine, and Feminist Philosophy.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Lomelino, Pamela J., "Community, Autonomy & Informed Consent: Revisiting the Philosophical Foundation for Informed Consent in International Research" (2015). Faculty Books. 25.