• Publications
  • Influence
The ethics of placebo-controlled trials--a middle ground.
HE first placebo-controlled trial was probably conducted in 1931, when sanocrysin was compared with distilled water for the treatment of tuberculosis. 1 Ever since then, placebo-controlled trialsExpand
End-of-life care for patients with dementia.
  • F. Miller
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 12 February 2004
The dead donor rule and organ transplantation.
At the dawn of organ transplantation, the dead donor rule was accepted as an ethical premise that did not require reflection or justification. Dr. Robert Truog and Franklin Miller write that, inExpand
The dead-donor rule and the future of organ donation.
The ethics of organ transplantation have been premised on the “dead-donor rule”: vital organs should be taken only from persons who are dead. But why shouldn't some living patients, such as thoseExpand
Payment for research participation: a coercive offer?
Payment for research participation has raised ethical concerns, especially with respect to its potential for coercion. We argue that characterising payment for research participation as coercive isExpand
The dead donor rule: can it withstand critical scrutiny?
Transplantation of vital organs has been premised ethically and legally on "the dead donor rule" (DDR)-the requirement that donors are determined to be dead before these organs are procured.Expand
A narrative review of the empirical evidence on public attitudes on brain death and vital organ transplantation: the need for better data to inform policy
Vital organ transplantation is premised on ‘the dead donor rule’: donors must be declared dead according to medical and legal criteria prior to donation. However, it is controversial whetherExpand
When and Why Is Research without Consent Permissible?
The purpose of consent is to let a person waive her rights of control over some aspects of her life. But becoming part of a research study does not always seriously undermine one's control.