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dc.titleThe obligation to participate in biomedical research
dc.contributor.authorSchaefer G.O.
dc.contributor.authorEmanuel E.J.
dc.contributor.authorWertheimer A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-12T01:36:37Z
dc.date.available2019-07-12T01:36:37Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSchaefer G.O., Emanuel E.J., Wertheimer A. (2009). The obligation to participate in biomedical research. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 302 (1) : 67-72. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2009.931
dc.identifier.issn00987484
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/156609
dc.description.abstractThe current prevailing view is that participation in biomedical research is above and beyond the call of duty. While some commentators have offered reasons against this, we propose a novel public goods argument for an obligation to participate in biomedical research. Biomedical knowledge is a public good, available to any individual even if that individual does not contribute to it. Participation in research is a critical way to support an important public good. Consequently, all have a duty to participate. The current social norm is that individuals participate only if they have a good reason to do so. The public goods argument implies that individuals should participate unless they have a good reason not to. Such a shift would be of great aid to the progress of biomedical research, eventually making society significantly healthier and longer lived. ©2009 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
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dc.typeReview
dc.contributor.departmentYONG LOO LIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1001/jama.2009.931
dc.description.sourcetitleJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
dc.description.volume302
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page67-72
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