Volume 23, Number 3, Fall 2012
“Fortitude and Community: Response to Yee and Ford”
Stuart G. Finder and Mark J. Bliton
The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 221-223.
We revisit questions about the scientific status of the pilot Phase I study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in early stage Parkinson’s disease (PD), as well as questions about enrolling and retaining subjects. In doing so, we highlight a compelling ethical dimension reported to us by patients thinking about becoming research subjects in that study.