University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Exploitation of Prisoners in Clinical Research: Perceptions of Study Participants

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics

Abstract

This paper discusses findings of a study examining whether prisoners view their participation in clinical research studies as exploitative. Perspectives of seventy prisoners who were enrolled in one of six different clinical studies were analyzed. A minority of participants agreed with statements suggestive of potential exploitation. All but one participant believed that prisoners should have greater access to research. On balance, these data provide reassurance that prisoners in this sample do not view their involvement in clinical research as inappropriately exploitative.

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Citation: IRB. 2016 Jan-Feb;38(1):7-12.

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Keywords

exploitation, vulnerable populations, prisoners, informed consent

PubMed ID

26964404