Informed Consent And Research

March 27, 1998

(Informed consent and research)

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In this week's BMJ, Benatar and Benatar argue that the exceptions to the requirement for informed consent in research that Len Doyal deems acceptable, would allow the HIV study conducted in the South African province of Natal (See BMJ vol 314 12 April 1997 p.1077-84). However, they argue that the minor invasions of privacy that the research involved could have been avoided altogether.

Contact:

Dr David Benatar, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town, Private Bag Rondebosch 7700, South Africa

t: 00 27 21 406 6197
f: 00 27 21 448 6815
dbenatar@socsci.uct.ac.za
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