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Revisiting Equipoise: A Response to Gifford
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2007)
  • Paul B. Miller, University of Toronto
  • Charles Weijer, The University of Western Ontario

The authors respond to objections Fred Gifford has raised against their paper "Rehabilitating Equipoise." They situate this exchange in the wider context of recent debate over equipoise, highlighting substantial points of agreement between themselves and Gifford. The authors offer a brief restatement of "Rehabilitating Equipoise" in which they amplify some of its core arguments. They then assess Gifford's objections. Finding each to be unfounded, they argue that there is no justification for "pulling the plug" on clinical equipoise.

  • Medical research,
  • Moral and ethics,
  • Clinical trials
Publication Date
September, 2007
Citation Information
Paul B. Miller and Charles Weijer. "Revisiting Equipoise: A Response to Gifford" Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal Vol. 17 Iss. 3 (2007)
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