Informed consent in embryonic stem cell research: Are we following basic principles?

Caulfield, Timothy; Ogbogu, Ubaka; Isasi, Rosario M.
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/5/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 12, p1722
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the two unresolved consent issues relevant to embryo donation for stem cell research in Canada. They focus on the existing Canadian regulations, highlighting on the rules that forbid treating physician to obtain consent from embryo donors to avoid undue influence and the right for donors to withdraw consent. They also suggest on the need for clearly articulated and reconciled rules with existing principles of consent and research ethics binding these consent issues.


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