How worrisome is the ‘therapeutic misconception’?

For those interested in the debate over the therapeutic misconception, Paul Appelbaum wrote a critical commentary of our recent paper in Journal of Medical Ethics.  We published a response to his commentary here.  It is not easy to find our response at the journal’s website so we hope the above links will help the reader in evaluating the exchange.

The published exchange provides a glimpse into the very different ways in which people have approached this widely discussed phenomenon in research ethics.