Keep informed consent interactive, avoid therapy misconception

March 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;Mar2009, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p32
This article presents statements from Cindy Munro, a professor in adult health and nursing systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, about challenges being faced by clinical research centers working with hospitalized critically-ill adults in handling the informed consent process. According to her, this population has a cognitive status that can be impaired by disease and treatment while they are in the intensive care unit. She notes that memory of these patients is often less than perfect.


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