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Documenting our Q & A's whilst doing the introduction to informed consent course

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  • luckdipika Deepika Thapa 13 Aug 2017

    Introduction of informed consent

  • alfredlahaijunior ALFRED LAHAI JUNIOR 21 Aug 2017
  • eeojok Emmanuel Ojok 6 Oct 2019

    I am passionate of conducting many research interviews, so I need to understand better what informed consent means in any interview.

  • I am Bioethicist and informed consent (IC) is a very important tool in the medical/patient relationship but is not well understanding by many health professional in clinical practice many time the IC is interpreted like a formal information and the patient not know anything about the disease so my proper opinion the IC must be educated too. the information to provide must improve the acknowledgment of the patient to obtain a better decisions

  • i am a social scientist in Anthropology with IT and have a lot of interest in medical research especially the social aspects. out of my experience, i highly believed that informed consent is very vital when dealing with patients. there can erupt various conflicts if the consent is either misinterpreted or not given at all. this is an important consideration for the success of any research. informed consent involves giving a brief but detailed information on the research or project, benefits, potential risks of the intervention and giving the opportunity for the patient to decide to participate voluntarily.

  • Hi, I'm an anesthesiologist from Mexico, I've had the opportunity to receive training in clinical research and a Masters Degree in Health Administration. Our main concern with the Informed Consent, is that very few understands it as a process. the Informed consent it's not just a form to fill and sign at the very last minute in the OR, it is a process that begins with the first visit to the Physician, in which the physician has to learn a lot of possibly relevant information from the patient, after the initial interview comes examination to compliment and the use of clinical decision aids such as biochemical markers or imaging to make the most accurate diagnosis and offer the patient the best posible treatment plan available, best being defined by the patients beliefs, needs and financial possibilities. This plan should include the evidence to reach the diagnosis, the treatment plan offered along with a description of benefits, risks and harms associated to: 1) The clinical condition, 2) The treatment itself, 3) the current health status of the patient, 4) Alternative treatments, and 5) Choosing not to treat. If your patients can express, in their own words (no need for technical language) worst and best case scenarios and the reasons to choose 1 particular option, then and only then the patient is said to be given INFORMED CONSENT to DIAGNOSE/TREATMENT. Most physicians today seem not to be able to understand this as a process and the importance of being informed to shared decision making, and thus have tried to translate this process to a generic form/document

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