Vaccine Trials: A Review of Needed Ethical Reconsiderations and the Law

Okebie, Chinomnso and Konstantinidou, Elina (2021) Vaccine Trials: A Review of Needed Ethical Reconsiderations and the Law. Working Paper. Queen Mary School of Law, London, UK.

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Communicable diseases are as old as mankind. With recent advances in medical sciences and increased human activities, recent years have seen even more resilient infectious diseases. While scientists and researchers have made numerous advances in the fight and eradication of diseases strong contentions still exists on ethics, procedures and processes to finding cures. With innovations around vaccines, the importance of humans and key stakeholders need to be emphasized. This paper looks at the various theories and ethical implications of vaccine trials and testings and how this might be impacting innovation and the law. It further highlights the importance of proper ethical processes to vaccine trials and how such would not only enhance the process but provide workable methods for future pandemics. It critically analyses some important theoretical frameworks related to vaccine trials and how these tie to protecting not just the human rights of volunteers but future patients and other stakeholders.

Item Type: Research Report or Working Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Keywords: Vaccine Trials, Medical Law and Ethics, Psychological Sciences, health rights, Professional safety and responsibility
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 10:02
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 16:42

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