BHS(5) Case consent and research

For this Case Assignment, you are part of a medical research team and are tasked with gaining informed consent from potential participants. The study will seek to test an experimental drug with patients suffering from late-stage leukemia. The sample will be divided into a control group and the experimental group. Participants in the control group will be given a placebo, which could increase the progression of their disease. The sample will be composed of children.

Case Assignment

Discuss how you would go about seeking the consent of participants.

  • What questions would you expect from their parents/guardians?
  • How much information should you share with the children?
  • Should this type of study involve children given the risks of speeding the progression of the disease?

Assignment Expectations

  1. Apply critical thinking skills within the write-up for this assignment, especially with regard to #2 and #3 above.
  2. Limit your responses to a maximum of three pages, not including title and reference pages.
  3. Provide scholarly support for your justifications. Be sure to properly cite all references.

APA style with cover page.