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Research Involving Benefit to Others: When “Others” May Be Hard to Appreciate


Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

Commentator: Dave Wendler, PhD, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Case Presenter: Bryan H. King, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital



Drs. Wendler and King discuss a case of a child with autism enrolled in a research study that involved videotaping, and how to respond to a videotaped request by the child to stop. Dr. Wendler explores the general issue of whether children should be allowed to be in research for the benefit of others, when they will not benefit directly.