Clinical research is world widely speeding in order to identify as soon as possible COVID-19 treatment and vaccine. Clinical trials are key to this global impacting objective. Informed consent process is crucial to the goal of promoting patients’ and volunteers’ autonomy grounded on full awareness and responsibility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which are the requirements for informed consent in an emergency setting such as that of a pandemic? Does the need to rush in order to find treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 challenge informed consent? Is it possible to fasten research, always guaranteeing patients’ and volunteers’ safety? Read more here.
(Source: iConsent News; 11/12/20)