Normative model of special relations. Moral justification of ancillary care obligations towards subjects participating in clinical research.

Yanina Y. Fontana

Affiliation: FLACSO

Keywords: special moral obligation, normative of special redlations, critical review.

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.6.573

Languages: Spanish, Castilian

The objective of this thesis is to propose a new normative model of moral justification and to include it in the set of already existing normative models, which deliberate on whether or not there is an obligation of auxiliary attention of the researcher towards the individual participant of biomedical research. The term "ancillary care" refers to the health care that clinical research participants need, but that is not related to the safety or scientific validity of the research, nor is it related to the management ("redress") of harm caused to participants. This model that I propose, and which I will call the "Special Relationship Model," focuses on certain special relationships of research participants, such as dependent family members and/or sexual partners, directly or indirectly linked to clinical research.

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Ignacio Mastroleo

19. Jun

Excellent work for those interested in biomedical research ancillary care obligations in general and in particular to research participants' special relations. Also a very timely publication since the term ancillary care was incorporated for the first time to the CIOMS-WHO (2016) guidelines. Reference Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) (CIOMS-WHO). (2016). International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans. Retrieved from