Biomedical Experimentaion Involving Elderly Subjects: The Need to Balance Limited, Benevolent Protection with the Recognition of a Long History of Autonomous Decision-Making

RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTTS: ETHICS, LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY, pp. 408-432, D Weisstub, ed., Pergamon, 1998

Posted: 23 Oct 2009

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David N. Weisstub

Independent

Simon N. Verdun-Jones

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Janet Walker

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: October 19, 1998

Abstract

This article outlines the principle concerns in non-therapeutic procedures with persons incapable of providing informed consent by reason of advance age.

Keywords: bio-ethics, non-therapeutic procedures, informed consent, rights of the elderly

JEL Classification: K41, K33

Suggested Citation

Weisstub, David N. and Verdun-Jones, Simon N. and Walker, Janet, Biomedical Experimentaion Involving Elderly Subjects: The Need to Balance Limited, Benevolent Protection with the Recognition of a Long History of Autonomous Decision-Making (October 19, 1998). RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTTS: ETHICS, LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY, pp. 408-432, D Weisstub, ed., Pergamon, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1491330

David N. Weisstub

Independent

Simon N. Verdun-Jones

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Janet Walker (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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