HEAD TO HEAD with Marc Rodwin: Should we try to manage non-financial interests?
Marc Rodwin, IMéRA Fellow 2017-2018, professor of health law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, USA
Miriam Wiersma master of philosophy candidate (1), Ian Kerridge professor of bioethics and medicine (1) (2), Wendy Lipworth associate professor (1)
(1)Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; (2)Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, Australia; (3)
Ideological biases influence medical research and practice and should be disclosed and managed, say Miriam Wiersma and colleagues. But Marc Rodwin argues that many of these interests are widespread and inherent to life and cannot be avoided or eliminated.
Dialogue published in BMJ 2018;361:k1240 doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1240 (Published 12 April 2018)