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When entering into a clinical research study, patients are provided with several forms of information detailing the aims of the study as well as any anticipated complications or difficulties they might experience as a participant in the clinical research study. However, if patients are not aware of or do not fully understand the research materials provided, are they truly and adequately informed to enter into the clinical research study?
For this Discussion, think about the importance of informed consent necessary for patients to participate in a clinical research study. As a current or future healthcare administration leader, consider how inadequate informed consent impacts risks for litigation?
Post and describe the implications of having patients participate in a clinical research study without adequate informed consent. Then, explain how you, as a current or future healthcare administration leader, might address patient concerns about informed consent, including what strategies you might take to reduce risks of litigation.