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Research Ethics by Dr Julia
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In this course you have learned about:

  • Content and process of obtaining an informed consent
  • Definitions of cognitive impairment, competence and decisional capacity
  • Population who might have impaired decision-making capacity
  • Procedure of assessing decision-making capacity
  • Responsible conduct and good practices of research on patients with impaired decision-making capacity
  • Types of consent applicable to research participants with impaired decision-making capacity
  • Roles of Institutional Research Boards in protecting research participants with impaired decision-making capacity

Talking point

Take some time to reflect on what you have learned. In your role as an investigator or member of the IRB / Research Ethics committee, how would you treat research proposals related to people with impaired decision-making capacity now?

Are you interested in studying more about research ethics?

We hope you have enjoyed the course and are inspired to learn more about research ethics involving vulnerable population like refugee, key population and people in captivity.

If you are keen to study Master of Health Research Ethics, then the Universiti Malaya might have the course just right for you.

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Research Ethics and Vulnerability: Ethical Research in Adults with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity

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