Title

Redesigning Consent Forms and Processes for Health Research

Abstract

Health researchers, especially those in academics fields, are often frustrated by their inability to recruit significant numbers of research participants and the high costs associated with obtaining samples from those patients. Several factors have contributed to low participation rates, including short decision times, poorly designed consent forms and informational messages, and technical jargon that is beyond patient understanding. The challenge facing researchers and technical communicators involved with medical research is to overcome these obstacles while maintaining principles of informed consent for participants. This presentation follows a case history of the development of one set of multimodal informational tools designed to help researchers recruit and inform patients.

Meeting Name

2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2012: Oct. 8-10, Orlando, Florida)

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

Keywords and Phrases

Case history; Health research; High costs; Informed consent; Medical communication; Medical research; Multi-modal; Multimodal communications; Participation rate; Technical communications; Technical communicators; Technical jargon

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cancer research
Human experimentation
Communication of technical information
Informed consent (Medical law)
Communication in medicine
Multimedia systems
Equipment and supplies

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781457721243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2158-091X

Electronic OCLC #

835886836

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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