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Informed Consent...We Dun' Need No Stinkin' Informed Consent by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Feb 2009 11:57am Hundreds of African American men were murdered, children were fed poisoned Quaker Oats, and honorable soldiers were exposed to toxins. Were these the acts of multiple serial killers? I guess it all depends on how you look at it. Studies involving human subjects/patients have been a topic of controversy for many years. Government reactions, suc ... Read on »
Using Technology for getting Informed Consent - The Informed Patient - WSJ.com by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:13am Using Technology for getting Informed Consent - The Informed Patient - WSJ.com: "The Department of Veteran's Affairs, with 153 hospitals, has over the past several years adopted a new electronic informed-consent software program that allows patients to use a digital pad to sign the consent forms, which can then be stored in their medical record ... Read on »
Informed Consent in Clinical Medicine as a Concern for Ethicists by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm The always excellent Kaiser Foundation's Daily Health Report http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm calls attention to a startling new research finding--apparently "most patients don't read the forms they sign before undergoing surgery or medical treatment." What I find interesting, though, is that the Wall Street Journal Articl ... Read on »
Informed Consent Called Into Question by Trisha Torrey Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 10:46pm A new post by my blog guest Anonymous, poses a question, “Informed consent is just a cruel joke, isn’t it?” This gentleman, who underwent surgery, was given Versed as anesthesia, despite stating that he did not want to be given any drug that would render him unconscious.  So, not only did he deny consent, he stated that he did not want to be p ... Read on »
Informed Consent Forms With Clinical Trials – What Is This? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 8:54am An informed consent is what you sign to begin participation in a trial.  This goes over your rights and gives you the benefits and risks of a trial.  As Dan says, 25 pages or longer can be required.   Next Dan goes over the 3 most important areas in the video below.  Institutional review board is a number where you can communicate and a ... Read on »
National Vaccine Information Center Calls New CA Vaccine Law A “Violation of Parental Informed Consent Rights and Federal by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:00am WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) today criticized California Governor Jerry Brown for bowing to pressure from the pharmaceutical and medical trade lobby and signing a controversial bill (AB499) into law that allows 12 year old children to be vaccinated without the knowledge or consent of ... Read on »
Informed Consent Issues May Restrict Stem Cell Research by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 Aug 2008 5:10am By Randy Hendrickson According to a recent article in Nature , Stanford University has run into informed consent issues for their human embryonic stem cell lines, and these lines may be restricted for use in research because of ethical concerns. The women who donated the embryos for these stem cell lines did not give adequate informed ... Read on »
Big Pharma and Informed Consent by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm A colleague asked me to post this entry under the nom de plume J. E. Cochran -- a thought provoking post, I thought: Informed consent, in a clinical trial, requires that a clinical trial subject be fully informed of all the risks and the benefits of taking part in the trial before participation. The goal of informed consent is that the s ... Read on »
Informed Consent andThe H Word: An Interview with Rick Schweikert by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm We take the concept of informed consent very seriously in our practice. Each client has the right and need to know what kind of treatment Dr. Verigin recommends and why, how it may affect them (benefits and risks) and other options at their disposal, including the option of pursuing no treatment at all. Consent alone is not enough, and this i ... Read on »
Informed Consent and The H Word: An Interview with Rick Schweikert by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 04 Sep 2009 10:36am We take the concept of informed consent very seriously in our practice. Each client has the right and need to know what kind of treatment Dr. Verigin recommends and why, how it may affect them (benefits and risks) and other options at their disposal, including the option of pursuing no treatment at all. Consent alone is not enough, and this i ... Read on »