Doctors and Vampires in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethical Challenges in Clinical Trial Research

@inproceedings{Grietens2014DoctorsAV,
  title={Doctors and Vampires in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethical Challenges in Clinical Trial Research},
  author={Koen Peeters Grietens and Joan Muela Ribera and Annette Erhart and Sarah Hoibak and Raffaella Ravinetto and Charlotte Gryseels and Susan Dierickx and Sarah O'Neill and Susanna Hausmann Muela and Umberto D'Alessandro},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014}
}
Collecting blood samples from individuals recruited into clinical research projects in sub-Saharan Africa can be challenging. Strikingly, one of the reasons for participant reticence is the occurrence of local rumors surrounding "blood stealing" or "blood selling." Such fears can potentially have dire effects on the success of research projects--for example, high dropout rates that would invalidate the trial's results--and have ethical implications related to cultural sensitivity and informed… CONTINUE READING
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