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In this course, you will learn the principles of informed consent, decision-making capacity, and ethical conduct of research on adults with impaired decision-making capacity. The researcher and research ethics committee need to protect this vulnerable group.
Processes for gaining informed consent
Informed consent means that potential research participants are given information about the key facts of a project before deciding whether or not to take part. This course will empower you with effective processes for gaining informed consent. This course will also give you a framework to understand at what points consent should be renewed, and how to manage those situations.
Safeguarding your participants
Discover the best practice approaches and oversight to safeguard research participants. People with impaired decision-making capacity should be protected and supported in appropriate ways. We will walk you through effective safeguarding measures and how to implement these through your Institutional Review Board and/or Medical Research Ethics Committee.
Week 1: Introduction to impaired decision making capacity (DMC)
Week 2: Ethical considerations in research involving population with impaired decision making
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe content and process of an informed consent
- Explain cognitive impairment, competence and decisional capacity
- Identify research participants who might have impaired decision making capacity
- Describe assessments of decision making capacity
- Evaluate the conduct of research in participants with impaired decision-making capacity
- Describe types of consent applicable to research participants with impaired decision making capacity
- Explain how Institutional Research Board and researchers could protect research participants with impaired decision-making capacity