Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process

Yukari Schneider, Maria Grando, Jihad S. Obeid, Wajeeh Bajwa

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    Abstract

    Informed consent has long been one of the central ethical tenets in human subjects’ research, and it remains a complex challenge for investigators and regulatory authorities today. Those difficulties include meeting the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report (respect for persons, beneficence and justice) while simultaneously creating an effective consent process that is informative, non-coercive and comprehensible to every potential research subject. Given rapid technological advances and the omnipresent internet in today’s world, the use of electronic mechanisms to obtain informed consent (eConsent) has become a subject of great interest and is rapidly being adopted. While eConsent may provide some new solutions to traditional informed consent issues, it also creates a host of new problems and challenges. This chapter discusses the various issues involved with the utilization of eConsent in human subject research and offers recommendations to improve procedural effectiveness and mitigate ethical challenges. Topics covered include the forms and media through which information is presented to the potential participants in a research study as well as the wide range of factors that may affect their participation including comprehension, voluntariness, literacy and length of the consent document.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationInformation Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare
    PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
    Pages179-197
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9781614514343, 9781614515920
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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    electronic media
    voluntariness
    regulatory authority
    respect
    comprehension
    justice
    literacy
    utilization
    electronics
    Internet
    participation
    human being
    Informed Consent
    Decision Process
    Consent
    Electronic Media
    Human Subjects Research

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Computer Science(all)
    • Arts and Humanities(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Schneider, Y., Grando, M., Obeid, J. S., & Bajwa, W. (2015). Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process. In Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare (pp. 179-197). Walter de Gruyter GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781614514343-017

    Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process. / Schneider, Yukari; Grando, Maria; Obeid, Jihad S.; Bajwa, Wajeeh.

    Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2015. p. 179-197.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Schneider, Y, Grando, M, Obeid, JS & Bajwa, W 2015, Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process. in Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, pp. 179-197. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781614514343-017
    Schneider Y, Grando M, Obeid JS, Bajwa W. Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process. In Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. Walter de Gruyter GmbH. 2015. p. 179-197 https://doi.org/10.1515/9781614514343-017
    Schneider, Yukari ; Grando, Maria ; Obeid, Jihad S. ; Bajwa, Wajeeh. / Electronic media for engaging patients in the research consent decision process. Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2015. pp. 179-197
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