Improving Informed Consent: The Medium Is Not the Message
© The Hastings Center. Reprinted by Permission. This article originally appeared in IRB: Ethics and Human Research Special Supplement, Volume 25, Issue 5, September 2003, pages S11-S19.
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An important type of research on informed consent involves empirically testing interventions designed to improve the consent process. Here we report on the experience of eight teams that conducted research involving interventions designed primarily to impact one of three categories: decision-making, knowledge, and the therapeutic misconception.
Patricia Agre, Frances A. Campbell, Barbara D. Goldman, Nancy Kass, Maria L. Boccia, Laurence B. McCullough, Jon F. Merz, Suzanne M. Miller, Jim Mintz, Bruce Rapkin, Jeremy Sugarman, James Sorenson, and Donna Wirshing. "Improving Informed Consent: The Medium Is Not the Message" Center for Bioethics Papers (2003).
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