The Duty to Rescue in Genomic Research

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 50-51, Feb. 2013

5 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2014 Last revised: 27 Jul 2015

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Michael R. Ulrich

Boston University - School of Law; Boston University School of Public Health; Yale Law School

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

Applying the duty to rescue to incidental findings in genomic research provides benefits over the ancillary care framework. A rescue model avoids conflating the return of genetic information with providing needed clinical care, it recognizes the ethical duties researchers have toward the research study and offers a mechanism for appropriately balancing these with obligations to individual subjects, and answers definitively that there is no duty to search for incidental findings.

Keywords: bioethics, research ethics, duty to rescue, genome, genomic, incidental findings, resources

Suggested Citation

Ulrich, Michael R., The Duty to Rescue in Genomic Research (February 7, 2013). American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 50-51, Feb. 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2523263

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