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Mette Ebbesen (with Tara Bladt, Thomas Vorup-Jensen and Eva Sædder) publishes "Empirical Investigation of Ethical Challenges Related to the Use of Biological Therapies"

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 567-578 (2020)

11.10.2020 | Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen


The aim of this study was to investigate the ethical dilemma of prioritising financial resources to expensive biological therapies. For this purpose, the four principles of biomedical ethics formulated by ethicists Tom Beauchamp and James Childress were used as a theoretical framework. Based on arguments of justice, Beauchamp and Childress advocate for a health care system organised in line with the Danish system. Notably, our study was carried out in a Danish setting.