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Lay concepts in informed consent to biomedical research: the capacity to understand and appreciate risk.
|Title||Lay concepts in informed consent to biomedical research: the capacity to understand and appreciate risk.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Keywords||Comprehension , Disclosure , Human , Human Experimentation , Humans , Informed , Informed Consent , Mental , Mental Competency , research , Research Subjects , RISK , RISK assessment|
This paper examines the relationship between the obligation to disclose information regarding risks in informed consent, and the requirement that persons have the capacity to understand and appreciate the information. As a normal person often has a limited capacity to comprehend the risk involved in research, some research projects should require human participants to have a higher than normal ability to appreciate risk in order to give consent to participate.
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