Waiver of Informed Consent for Emergency Research

29 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008

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Jessica Wilen Berg

Case Western Reserve University School of Law


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

Suggested Citation

Berg, Jessica Wilen, Waiver of Informed Consent for Emergency Research. Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Medicine and Law, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1118785

Jessica Wilen Berg (Contact Author)

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