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Scientific research is a moral duty

Scientific research is a moral duty 242 CONTROVERSY Scientific research Two separate but complementary lines of argument underpin a powerful ............. ............ ............. ............ ............. ............ ............ obligation to pursue, support, and parti- cipate in scientific research. DO NO HARM John Harris The first is one of the most powerful obligations that we have, the obligation ................................................................................... not to harm others. Where our actions Biomedical research is so important that there is a positive moral will, or may probably prevent serious harm then if we can reasonably (given obligation to pursue it and to participate in it the balance of risk and burden to ourselves and benefit to others) we cience is under attack. In Europe, Suspicion of doctors and of medical clearly should act because to fail to do America, and Australasia in parti- research is well founded. In the modern so is to accept responsibility for the Scular, scientists are objects of sus- era it stems from the aftermath of the harm that then occurs. (I set out picion and are on the defensive. Nazi atrocities and from the original arguments for and the basis of this duty 5–8 Helsinki declaration prompted, although ‘‘Frankenstein science’’ is a phrase in Violence and Responsibility. ) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Medical Ethics British Medical Journal

Scientific research is a moral duty

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 31 (4) – Apr 30, 2005

Scientific research is a moral duty

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 31 (4) – Apr 30, 2005

Abstract

242 CONTROVERSY Scientific research Two separate but complementary lines of argument underpin a powerful ............. ............ ............. ............ ............. ............ ............ obligation to pursue, support, and parti- cipate in scientific research. DO NO HARM John Harris The first is one of the most powerful obligations that we have, the obligation ................................................................................... not to harm others. Where our actions Biomedical research is so important that there is a positive moral will, or may probably prevent serious harm then if we can reasonably (given obligation to pursue it and to participate in it the balance of risk and burden to ourselves and benefit to others) we cience is under attack. In Europe, Suspicion of doctors and of medical clearly should act because to fail to do America, and Australasia in parti- research is well founded. In the modern so is to accept responsibility for the Scular, scientists are objects of sus- era it stems from the aftermath of the harm that then occurs. (I set out picion and are on the defensive. Nazi atrocities and from the original arguments for and the basis of this duty 5–8 Helsinki declaration prompted, although ‘‘Frankenstein science’’ is a phrase in Violence and Responsibility. )

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
Copyright 2005 by the Journal of Medical Ethics
ISSN
0306-6800
eISSN
1473-4257
DOI
10.1136/jme.2005.011973
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Abstract

242 CONTROVERSY Scientific research Two separate but complementary lines of argument underpin a powerful ............. ............ ............. ............ ............. ............ ............ obligation to pursue, support, and parti- cipate in scientific research. DO NO HARM John Harris The first is one of the most powerful obligations that we have, the obligation ................................................................................... not to harm others. Where our actions Biomedical research is so important that there is a positive moral will, or may probably prevent serious harm then if we can reasonably (given obligation to pursue it and to participate in it the balance of risk and burden to ourselves and benefit to others) we cience is under attack. In Europe, Suspicion of doctors and of medical clearly should act because to fail to do America, and Australasia in parti- research is well founded. In the modern so is to accept responsibility for the Scular, scientists are objects of sus- era it stems from the aftermath of the harm that then occurs. (I set out picion and are on the defensive. Nazi atrocities and from the original arguments for and the basis of this duty 5–8 Helsinki declaration prompted, although ‘‘Frankenstein science’’ is a phrase in Violence and Responsibility. )

Journal

Journal of Medical EthicsBritish Medical Journal

Published: Apr 30, 2005

Keywords: scientific research biomedical research medical ethics

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