Cultural differences raise consent issues in multinational research

February 2008
IRB Advisor;Feb2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p13
The article focuses on a project which aimed to collaborate with health officials in China and Tibet on a randomized clinical trial comparing the benefits of a traditional Tibetan drug with a biomedical drug to control postpartum hemorrhage. The project was establish to compare a Tibetan medicine called zhi byed bcu gcig 11 (ZB11) to the Western drug misopros. Vincanne Adams of the University of California says that there was an opportunity to do an exploration of cross-cultural informed consent during the lengthy process.


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