Redesigning Consent Forms and Processes for Health Research
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.
Wright, David. "Redesigning Consent Forms and Processes for Health Research." Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (2012).
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2012.6408621
2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2012: Oct. 8-10, Orlando, Florida)
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
Communication of technical information
Informed consent (Medical law)
Communication in medicine
Equipment and supplies
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Article - Conference proceedings
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