Engaging the public in policy development: The National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report on Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders that May Affect Decisionmaking Capacity

Eric M. Meslin

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Abstract

U.S. bioethics commissions have used a variety of methods to involve the public. All share a common requirement: as federal advisory committees they are required to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the federal law established during the Nixon administration which provides the public with an assurance that groups established by the government to advise the government should be publicly accountable. This paper will describe some of the ways the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) sought to involve the public in its report on Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders that May Affect Decisionmaking Capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-239
Number of pages13
JournalAccountability in Research
Volume7
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Mental disorders
  • National bioethics advisory commission
  • Public participation
  • Public policy
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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