9. Patient Involvement in the Informed Consent Process

Patient representatives can work with the trial organisers to design the informed consent. They can help ensure that the informed consent documentation:
  • Is written entirely in understandable and non-technical or scientific language.
  • Does not contain persuasive language.
  • Explains that participation in the study is entirely voluntary.
  • Provides fair perspectives on the possible disadvantages and risks of participation.
  • Outlines any direct benefits for the individual and any other beneficial outcomes of the study, including furthering our understanding of the research topic.
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