The future of empirical research in bioethics

J Law Med Ethics. 2004 Summer;32(2):226-31, 190. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2004.tb00469.x.


Good empirical research is essential to providing sound answers about the facts of the matter, thereby informing bioethical theory and policy. Nevertheless, relatively few topics have been addressed adequately and the most powerful methods have not been exploited to maximize the potential contribution of this work to the field.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • Bioethics / trends*
  • Empirical Research*
  • Ethics, Research*
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Morals
  • Research Subjects