Waiver of Informed Consent for Emergency Research
29 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Informed consent is both a legal and ethical doctrine. As an ethical doctrine, informed consent is based upon western notions of privacy and autonomy. Individuals are thought to have an interest both in freedom from governmental interference in their lives and in freedom from bodily intrusion.
Keywords: informed consent, individual autonomy, human experimentation, Nuremberg Code, Institutional Review Board
JEL Classification: K10, K23, K32
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