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Paternalism, consent, and the use of experimental drugs in the military.

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Modern military organizations are paternalistic organizations. They typically recognize a duty of care toward military personnel and are willing to ignore or violate the consent of military personnel in order to uphold that duty of care. In this paper, we consider the case for paternalism in the military and distinguish it from the case for paternalism in medicine. We argue that one can consistently reject paternalism in medicine but uphold paternalism in the military. We consider two well-kn...

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10.1093/jmp/jhn014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Journal of medicine and philosophy
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
337-355
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1744-5019
ISSN:
0360-5310
URN:
uuid:4ba30163-fc69-4990-8a76-7b930265b88c
Source identifiers:
191858
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pubs:191858

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