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Unethical informed consent caused by overlooking poorly measured nocebo effects

Abstract:

Unlike its friendly cousin the placebo effect, the nocebo effect (the effect of expecting a negative outcome) has been almost ignored. Epistemic and ethical confusions related to its existence have gone all but unnoticed. Contrary to what is often asserted, adverse events following from taking placebo interventions are not necessarily nocebo effects; they could have arisen due to natural history. Meanwhile, ethical informed consent (in clinical trials and clinical practice) has centred almost...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2019-105903

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0280-7206
Publisher:
BMJ Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
9
Pages:
590-594
Publication date:
2020-02-16
Acceptance date:
2020-01-13
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Pmid:
32063581
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1088111
Local pid:
pubs:1088111
Deposit date:
2020-04-22

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