Greenburg V. Miami Children's Hospital Research Institute Case Study

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After examining Greenburg v. Miami Children’s Hospital Research Institute, I agree to a certain extent that research on specimen fundamentally differs from research done on living human bodies. My reasoning for this claim, however, varies from the one given in Greenburg, where the researcher’s economic interests were called into question and found to be irrelevant (Dolgin & Shepherd 65, 734). Instead, research on human living body warrants the risk of immediate danger to the subject, while research including specimen does not. The two forms of research do require informed consent, making them similar in this way but complicated in the sense that informed consent has to be redefined or specified for specimen centered research. As noted by Jay
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