IRB Member Judgments of Decisional Capacity, Coercion, and Risk in Medical and Psychiatric Studies.

@article{Luebbert2008IRBMJ,
  title={IRB Member Judgments of Decisional Capacity, Coercion, and Risk in Medical and Psychiatric Studies.},
  author={Rebecca A Luebbert and Raymond C. Tait and John T. Chibnall and Teresa L Deshields},
  journal={Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={15-24}
}
WHILE INDIVIDUALS WITH PSYCHIATRIC illnesses are widely considered a special class of research subjects regarding decisional capacity and coercion vulnerability, those with physical illnesses often are not. IRB members (N = 127) read vignettes that described clinical research targeting one of two levels of disease severity (high/low) for psychiatric or medical diagnoses. They then rated decisional capacity, coercion, and risks for hypothetical research subjects. IRB members viewed psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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