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Voluntariness of consent to research: a conceptual model
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Paul S. Appelbaum, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Charles W. Lidz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert Klitzman
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Department of Psychiatry
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Medical Subject Headings
Coercion; *Decision Making; Human Experimentation; Humans; Informed Consent; Patient Participation; Personal Autonomy; Persuasive Communication

A good deal of policy and practice in human subjects research aims to ensure that when subjects consent to research, they do so voluntarily. To date, however, voluntariness and its impairment have been poorly conceptualized and studied. The legal doctrine of informed consent could provide a useful model.

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Citation: Hastings Cent Rep. 2009 Jan-Feb;39(1):30-9.
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Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz and Robert Klitzman. "Voluntariness of consent to research: a conceptual model" Vol. 39 Iss. 1 (2009) ISSN: 0093-0334 (Linking)
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