Swinging on the pendulum. Shifting views of justice in human subjects research

Hastings Cent Rep. 2001 May-Jun;31(3):21-8.


Federal policies on human subjects research have performed a near-about face. In the 1970s, policies were motivated chiefly by a belief that subjects needed protection from the harms and risks of research. Now the driving concern is that patients, and the populations they represent, need access to the benefits of research.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Bioethics*
  • Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Human Experimentation / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Public Policy*
  • Research / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Research / standards
  • Social Justice*
  • United States