The ancillary-care responsibilities of researchers: Reasonable but not great expectations
Authors: Brownsword, R.
This paper argues that, in a community of rights, the prima facie responsibilities of researchers to attend to the ancillary-care needs of their participants would be determined by a four-stage test (relating to placement, capacity, reasonable imposition, and fair demand). This test, it is suggested, sets a standard (and an example) for common law courts that are invited to recognize the ancillary-care responsibilities of researchers, whether as a matter of contract or tort law. © 2007 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.