Assessing the ethical costs and benefits of trauma-focused research.

  title={Assessing the ethical costs and benefits of trauma-focused research.},
  author={E. H. R. Newman and Edward A. Walker and A Gefland},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  volume={21 3},
Although scientists and members of Institutional Review Boards must balance the needs of investigators and participants in research, virtually no evidence is available to inform this decision making. This study examines the frequency and correlates of adverse reactions and adequacy of informed consent among 1174 women in an HMO who completed a trauma-focused health survey, and a subset of 252 women who later completed a trauma-focused research interview. Despite the sensitive content, the… CONTINUE READING