Alive and Well: The Research Imperative
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2013
© 2012 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Special Issue: SYMPOSIUM 1: Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics and Oversight
Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 915–921, Winter 2012
How to Cite
Dresser, R. (2012), Alive and Well: The Research Imperative. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40: 915–921. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00720.x
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2013
Many features of the existing biomedical research enterprise rest on questionable judgments about the value of research. Policymakers and research ethicists make assumptions about research value that aren't necessarily warranted. A more balanced view of research value could contribute to more defensible decisions about research policy and practice.