Voluntariness of consent to research: a conceptual model
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Coercion; *Decision Making; Human Experimentation; Humans; Informed Consent; Patient Participation; Personal Autonomy; Persuasive Communication
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
A good deal of policy and practice in human subjects research aims to ensure that when subjects consent to research, they do so voluntarily. To date, however, voluntariness and its impairment have been poorly conceptualized and studied. The legal doctrine of informed consent could provide a useful model.
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Citation: Hastings Cent Rep. 2009 Jan-Feb;39(1):30-9.