Catholic Studies in Bioethics

Informed Consent, Proxy Consent, and Catholic Bioethics

For the Good of the Subject

Authors: Mazur, O.P., Grzegorz

  • Offers a deeper and broader understanding of informed consent and proxy consent from the perspective of Christian ethics
  • Assists those in the medical field understand and critically evaluate certain relatively recent and problematic approaches to consent in healthcare
  • Provides an overview and analysis of the debates on informed and proxy consent in present-day American bioethical literature
  • Provides the reader a background essential for a thorough understanding of the matter.
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This work offers a comprehensive understanding rooted in Catholic anthropology and moral theory of the meaning and limits of informed and proxy consent to experimentation on human subjects. In particular, it seeks to articulate the rationale for proxy consent in both therapeutic and nontherapeutic settings. As to the former, the book proposes that the Golden Rule, recognizing the basic inclinations of human nature toward objective goods perfective of human persons, should underpin the notion of proxy consent to experimentation on humans. As to the latter, an additional scrutiny of the amount of risk involved is necessary, since the risk-benefit ratio frequently invoked to justify higher-risk therapeutic research does not exist in its nontherapeutic counterpart. This study discusses a number of possible solutions to this question and develops a position that builds upon the objective notion of the human good.

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“This book presents an in-depth analysis of informed consent and proxy consent … and offers a robust anthropology and virtue ethic consistent with Roman Catholic teaching to justify and guide these principles. … The book is researched and written at a high academic level, but it is also very accessible and would be appropriate for philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, researchers, students, and interested readers. … this book is wonderfully refreshing in its analysis, argumentation, and thesis. … an important work in both secular and Catholic bioethics.” (Gina M. Fullam, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Historical Development of the Principle of Free and Informed Consent

    Mazur, Grzegorz

    Pages 1-12

  • The Articulation of the Principle of Free and Informed Consent in Human-Rights Documents

    Mazur, Grzegorz

    Pages 13-48

  • The Major Current Interpretations of the Principle of Free and Informed Consent

    Mazur, Grzegorz

    Pages 49-80

  • Introduction to the Issue of Proxy Consent

    Mazur, Grzegorz

    Pages 81-85

  • Standards for Proxy Consent in the Therapeutic Situation

    Mazur, Grzegorz

    Pages 87-102

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Informed Consent, Proxy Consent, and Catholic Bioethics
Book Subtitle
For the Good of the Subject
Authors
Series Title
Catholic Studies in Bioethics
Series Volume
112
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2196-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2196-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2195-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3715-0
Series ISSN
0928-2661
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 244
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