Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics
Informed consent is a central topic in contemporary biomedical ethics.
Yet attempts to set defensible and feasible standards for consenting have led to persistent difficulties. In Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics, first published in 2007, Neil Manson and Onora O'Neill set debates about informed consent in medicine and research in a fresh light. They show why informed consent cannot be fully specific or fully explicit, and why more specific consent is not always ethically better. They argue that consent needs distinctive communicative transactions, by which other obligations, prohibitions, and rights can be waived or set aside in controlled and specific ways.
Their book offers a coherent, wide-ranging and practical account of the role of consent in biomedicine which will be valuable to readers working in a range of areas in bioethics, medicine and law.
- Offers a coherent picture of informed consent in biomedicine
- Challenges received opinions in this area of heated contemporary debate
- Covers the role of consent in a wide range of biomedical contexts including debates about autonomy, privacy and accountability
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Author(s)||Manson, N and O'Neill, O|