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Author(s): Castro, ACV
Olsson, IAS
Title: Does the goal justify the methods? Harm and benefit in neuroscience research using animals
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The goal of the present chapter is to open up for discussion some of the major ethical issues involved in animal-based neuroscience research. We begin by approaching the question of the moral acceptability of the use of animals in research at all, exploring the implications of three different ethical theories: contractarianism, utilitarianism and animal rights. In the remainder of the chapter we discuss more specific issues of neuroscience research within what we argue is the mainstream framework for research animal ethics, namely one based on harm-benefit analysis. We explore issues of harms and benefits and how to balance them as well as how to reduce harm and increase benefit within neuroscience research.
Subject: Animal models
Harm-benefit analysis
Series: Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, vol. 19, p. 47-78
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I3S - Capítulo ou Parte de Livro

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