The Informed Consent Process in a Rural African Setting: A Case Study of the Kassena Nankana District of Northern Ghana

TitleThe Informed Consent Process in a Rural African Setting: A Case Study of the Kassena Nankana District of Northern Ghana
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsTindana, PO, Kass, NE, Akweongo, P
JournalIRB: Ethics & Human Research
Volume28
Issue3
Pagination1-6
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number01937758
Accession Number21160297
KeywordsCase , civic , GHANA , Informed , TRIBAL
AbstractThe article presents a case study on the influence of community leaders and household heads on individuals’ decisions to participate in research in the Kassena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana. The authors describe that the primary purpose of the study is to elicit the views of research participants about the informed consent process. They conclude that community leaders serve an important role in the informed consent process.
NotesTindana, Paulina Onvomaha 1 Kass, Nancy 2 Akweongo, Patricia 3; Affiliation: 1: Fogarty fellow, Johns Hopkins University Berman Bioethics Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA 2: Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University Berman Bioethics Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA 3: research scientist, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo, Ghana; Source Info: May/Jun2006, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p1; Subject Term: INFORMED consent (Medical law); Subject Term: CASE studies; Subject Term: CIVIC leaders; Subject Term: TRIBAL government; Subject Term: GHANA; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
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