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Hastings Cent Rep. 2011 Jul-Aug;41(4):37-46.

Can research and care be ethically integrated?

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Harvard University, USA.


Medical ethics assumes a clear boundary between clinical research and clinical medicine: one produces knowledge for the benefit of future patients, while the other provides optimal care to individuals right now. It also assumes that the two cannot be integrated without sacrificing the needs of the current patient to those of future patients. But integration could allow us to provide better care to everyone, now and in the future.

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