Saturday, March 07, 2009

Informed Consent

“Informed consent involves three components: information, comprehension and free will. Individuals vary in their ability to comprehend information relevant to their consent, which minimally includes the nature of the procedure and the implications of their participation in a research study. Thus, providing necessary information and subsequently establishing comprehension are both essential aspects of obtaining consent. The final component of informed consent is free will.”
[Nature Methods 6(2):111 (2009)]

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