Animal models of dementia: ethical considerations

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This chapter aims to encourage scientists and others interested in the use of animal models of disease – specifically, in the study of dementia – to engage in ethical reflection. It opens with a general discussion of the moral acceptability of animal use in research. Three ethical approaches are here distinguished. These serve as points of orientation in the following discussion of four more specific ethical questions:
Does animal species matter? How effective is disease modelling in delivering the benefits claimed for it? What can be done to minimize potential harm to animals in research? Who bears responsibility for the use of animals in disease models?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnimal models of dementia
EditorsPeter Paul De Deyn, Debby Van Dam
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-60761-897-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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