Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed

Show simple item record Manning, Joanna en 2016-05-03T04:49:14Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Law and Medicine, 2016, 23 (3), pp. 516 - 530 (15) en
dc.identifier.issn 1320-159X en
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dc.description.abstract In New Zealand nearly all nonconsensual research studies on incapacitated adults are in effect prohibited under current laws. This article argues that the current prohibition goes too far, inevitably depriving incompetent participants as individuals and as a group of access to medications for which there is good reason to be confident may be directly beneficial to them, as well as to future patients and society. At the same time incapacitated participants are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and harm. All jurisdictions in which nonconsensual research is undertaken have to balance these competing ethical considerations. In the UK three different pieces of legislation have been enacted which permit nonconsensual research to proceed, subject to a comprehensive regime of strict protections for participants. The article analyses these and argues that an excellent model can be constructed from them. In late 2014 the Health and Disability Commissioner agreed to investigate this issue with a view to proposing law reform, but the promised public consultation has never eventuated. It must do so without further delay for the protection of participants and researchers, and in the interests of society. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher Thomson Reuters (Professional) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Law and Medicine en
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dc.title Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 516 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Thomson Reuters (Professional) en
pubs.end-page 530 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 526425 en Law en Faculty Administration Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-04-20 en

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