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For the safety and benefit of current and future patients
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. (Centre for bioethics)
2007 (English)In: Pathobiology (Basel), ISSN 1015-2008, E-ISSN 1423-0291, Vol. 74, no 4, 198-205 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Pathology biobanks are vital assets for medical care and treatment of current and future patients. In association with good clinical data they are also useful for biomedical research regarding the underlying mechanisms of human disease. Recent regulations have suggested the obtainment of a specific and explicit informed consent as a prerequisite for using human tissue samples with these ends in mind. However, the choice and strict use of informed consent for balancing conflicting interests associated with biobank-related research can in practice be detrimental to patient safety with regard to diagnosis, medical care and treatment. In this article I argue that a 'safety principle' should have priority and suggest how this could be implemented in clinical practice and in association with biomedical research.

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2007. Vol. 74, no 4, 198-205 p.
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Biobanks, Ethics, Safety, Integrity, Informed consent
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11719DOI: 10.1159/000104445ISI: 000248809200002PubMedID: 17709960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11719DiVA: diva2:39488
Available from: 2007-10-15 Created: 2007-10-15 Last updated: 2011-03-25Bibliographically approved

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