Clinical Research Professionals: Approaches to Informed Consent

January 30, 2019

The first step of any research study is the informed consent process. Every patient and their family is asked to decide whether or not to enroll in a study through a discussion with site staff and study doctors.

Even though informed consent is important, finding the right balance of enough information at the right time is difficult. Too little information, and the decision isn’t truly informed. Too much information, and the participant becomes overwhelmed. It’s even harder when your participant is a child, or speaks English as a second language, or has limited health literacy.

Researchers at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research have been working on different ways to make informed consent better. Join the Trial Innovation Network for a webinar on March 20th. You can learn more by visiting the events page.

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