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Improving Informed Consent to Research

Improving Informed Consent to Research

Chuck Lidz, PhD

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Clinical research participants are often described as having therapeutic misconception when they lack adequate appreciation of one or more essential differences between clinical research and usual medical care. Therapeutic misconception creates a tension between the need to protect the rights of individual participants and the importance of promoting research that advances the public good.

Despite a large body of research documenting therapeutic misconception among participants in a wide range of clinical research settings, little attention has been paid to studying ways to reduce it.