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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