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Obtaining "informed" consent from the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8597234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Regardless of the age of the potential subjects, three conditions constitute informed consent: freedom to decide, clear information, and decision-making capacity. Numerous factors associated with the aging process affect elders' abilities to fulfill all of these conditions; however, as research involving the elderly increases, researchers must act responsibly to ensure that the rights and privileges of elderly research subjects are protected. There are numerous techniques researchers can use to increase the likelihood that truly informed consent is being obtained from elderly potential subjects; this article has described a few of these techniques. Many of the techniques mentioned require additional investigator time. Extra time to ensure this is a small price to pay for setting the stage for greater cooperation and increased quality of research. The development and dissemination of informed consent process guidelines geared toward the needs of the elderly would facilitate an individual researcher's efforts to protect elderly subjects.
Authors:
A C Alt-White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Western journal of nursing research     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0193-9459     ISO Abbreviation:  West J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-12     Completed Date:  1996-04-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905435     Medline TA:  West J Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  700-5     Citation Subset:  E; IM; N    
Affiliation:
Nursing Service for Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clinical Nursing Research*
Comprehension
Ethics, Nursing
Geriatric Nursing / methods*,  standards
Humans
Informed Consent*
Patient Advocacy
Patient Participation
Research Subjects

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