Safeguarding research subjects who lack decision-making capacity.

  title={Safeguarding research subjects who lack decision-making capacity.},
  author={Richard Wortley Griffith and Cassam Tengnah},
  journal={British journal of community nursing},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={508-9, 511-2}
In keeping with the Declaration of Helsinki, health-care research generally requires the informed consent of those who participate in the study. This approach upholds the autonomy of the participants but restricts research to subjects who have decision-making capacity. In order that people who lack decision making capacity can benefit from properly conducted research, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced safeguards that enable researchers to investigate the care and treatment of people with… CONTINUE READING