History of informed consent might predict trend of greater protection

November 2007
Clinical Trials Administrator;Nov2007, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p128
This article discusses the observation that the history of informed consent might predict the trend of greater protection of patients. According to Alan Wertheimer, senior research scholar at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the concept of informed consent is a core ethical idea that is well established. He explains that there are trends and ethical debates about activities that would provide even further human subjects protection and refine the consent process.


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