Friday, February 17, 2017

'I'm a very big critic of the current approach towards research subject information sheets' - Dr Kieran Doran, Senior Healthcare Ethics lecturer

Patients as Partners Month

Dr Kieran Doran, Senior Healthcare Ethics lecturer at University College Cork, argues that one of the biggest failings of patient-centricity in clinical trials currently is patient consent. The information on consent forms is too often in very technical detail, whilst additionally there's often a 'telephone directory's worth of information'. For Dr Doran this is a major issue when 'the very basic concept of informed consent is that the patient can understand, retain and comprehend the information being given to them.'

Watch the full interview with Dr Doran above, where he also explores the benefits of a standardized approach to clinical trials across Europe, and the challenges of patient data confidentiality.

This post is part of Patients as Partners Month - explore more here

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