The Therapeutic Misconception: An Examination of its Normative Assumptions and a Call for its Revision

Debra J Mathews, Joseph J. Fins, Eric Racine

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Abstract

This article examines some of the assumptions and implications associated with the Belmont era context in which the concept of therapeutic misconception was forged. We argue that the justification of therapeutic misconception should be reconsidered based on less paternalistic and more participatory models of research. Finally, we identify conceptual and practical approaches that might better reflect contemporary research practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-162
Number of pages9
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Belmont Report
  • paternalism
  • research practice
  • therapeutic misconception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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