Shaping Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Ethically Important Aspects of Clinical Research: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Educational Intervention

TitleShaping Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Ethically Important Aspects of Clinical Research: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Educational Intervention
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRoberts, LW, Warner, TD, Dunn, LB, Brody, JL, Hammond, KGA, Roberts, BB
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume17
Issue1
Pagination19-50
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
Accession Number25298492
Keywords& , -- , ALTRUISM; , aspects; , Clinical , controlled , DECISION , EDUCATION; , ethical , ethics , making; , Medical , MEDICINE , Moral , of; , quality; , r , RANDOMIZED , RELATIONSHIP , research , Research; , students; , TRAINING , trial; , trials;
AbstractThis study compared two different methods of training students about the ethics of clinical, a participant-oriented intervention emphasized subjective experiences of research participants (empathy focused), and a criteria-oriented intervention that emphasized specific ethical criteria for analyzing protocols (analytic focused). Compared to controls, those in the participant-oriented intervention group exhibited greater attunement to research participants' attitudes related to altruism, trust, quality of relationships with researchers, desire for information, hopes about participation and possible therapeutic misconception, and importance of consent forms. Participants in the criteria-oriented approach did not show much change insofar as attitudes about clinical research or duties of an investigator.
NotesRoberts, Laura Weiss 1; Email Address: robertsl@mcw.edu Warner, Teddy D. 2 Dunn, Laura B. 3 Brody, Janet L. 4 Hammond, Katherine A. Green 5 Roberts, Brian B. 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 2: Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Mexico 3: Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego 4: Center for Family and Adolescent Research, Oregon Research Institute, Mexico 5: Private Practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Source Info: Jan2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p19; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: MEDICAL students; Subject Term: ALTRUISM; Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Research; Subject Term: TRAINING of; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: RELATIONSHIP quality; Author-Supplied Keyword: clinical research; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics education; Author-Supplied Keyword: medical education; Author-Supplied Keyword: randomized controlled trial; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 32p; Illustrations: 6 charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/10508420701309937
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