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The uncertain effect on the doctor-patient relationship is often a stumbling block for many practitioners deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. In this article, the authors explore some of the ethical issues facing doctors and patients and some of the safeguards that are in place to protect both parties as the trial proceeds.
This brief paper outlines the advantages for general practitioners participating in clinical trials. In particular, it is appropriate to conduct research in general practice clinical settings rather than in hospital based trials.
A decision to participate in a clinical drug trial will require a commitment in time and resources from both the doctor and other practice staff. The authors explain some of the strategies that can be used to maximise the limited time available for such research and minimise unnecessary wastage of scarce resources.
Practising an effective form of contraception while breastfeeding can do much to ease your mind and allow you to enjoy life more. There are many 'old wives' tales' about breastfeeding and contraception.