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The ethics of continuation studies in dementia

  • John M. Kellett (a1)
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At least one ethical committee is not prepared to approve open continuation studies of treatments for dementia. The author considers that such studies are an ethical necessity if patients are to give six months of their illness to trying out what may be placebo. The reasons for this conflict are discussed. In particular, it is suggested that such studies contribute real scientific information.

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Hirsch, S. & Spence, S. (1995) Ethical approaches to researching the mentally incapable patient. Psychiatric Bulletin, 19, 414416.
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The ethics of continuation studies in dementia

  • John M. Kellett (a1)
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