Informed consent in emergency care research: an oxymoron?

Furyk, Jeremy S., Lawton, Luke D., Ting, Joseph Y.S., and Taylor, David McD (2017) Informed consent in emergency care research: an oxymoron? Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29 (1). pp. 110-112.

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Emergency care needs to be underpinned by the highest quality evidence. However, research involving critically ill patients in the emergency setting has unique ethical, logistical and regulatory issues. Informed consent is a well-established principle in conventional research. In this article, we discuss informed consent as it pertains to the difficulties of research in the emergency setting. Alternatives to informed consent are discussed. Human research ethics committees require a greater understanding of consent issues in emergency care research for Australia to remain competitive internationally.

Item ID: 56341
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1742-6723
Keywords: emergency medicine, ethics, informed consent, research
Copyright Information: © 2016 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 08:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 100%
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