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Why the debate over minimal risk needs to be reconsidered.

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Minimal risk is a central concept in the ethical analysis of research with children. It is defined as the risks ". . . ordinarily encountered in daily life . . . ." But the question arises: who is the referent for minimal risk? Commentators in the research ethics literature often answer this question by endorsing one of two possible interpretations: the uniform interpretation (which is also known as the absolute interpretation) or the relative interpretation of minimal risk. We argue that des...

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10.1093/jmp/jhu020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
The Journal of medicine and philosophy
Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Pages:
387-405
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1744-5019
ISSN:
0360-5310
URN:
uuid:7683c894-ba41-4441-ae7b-b2e6ec14623a
Source identifiers:
480102
Local pid:
pubs:480102

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