Re-evaluating the therapeutic misconception: response to Miller and Joffe.

  title={Re-evaluating the therapeutic misconception: response to Miller and Joffe.},
  author={Paul S Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  volume={16 4},
Responding to the paper by Miller and Joffe, we review the development of the concept of therapeutic misconception (TM). Our concerns about TM's impact on informed consent do not derive from the belief that research subjects have poorer outcomes than persons receiving ordinary clinical care. Rather, we believe that subjects with TM cannot give an adequate informed consent to research participation, which harms their dignitary interests and their abilities to make meaningful decisions… CONTINUE READING
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