Refining the Enrolment Process in Emergency Medicine Research.

  title={Refining the Enrolment Process in Emergency Medicine Research.},
  author={Kate Sahan and Keith M. Channon and Robin Choudhury and Rajesh K. Kharbanda and Regent Lee and Mark Sheehan},
  journal={The European journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={4 1},
Research in the emergency setting involving patients with acute clinical conditions is needed if there are to be advances in diagnosis and treatment. But research in these areas poses ethical and practical challenges. One of these is the general inability to obtain informed consent due to the patient's lack of mental capacity and insufficient time to contact legal representatives. Regulatory frameworks which allow this research to proceed with a consent 'waiver', provided patients lack mental… CONTINUE READING