2.3 Informed Consent

Topics covered in this lesson include the informed consent process, including necessary elements, types, and special situations such as minors or emergency use. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • Have I ever received an unclear informed consent form?
  • What elements might be necessary to make an informed consent document clear to the participant?
  • What steps might a researcher need to take if a potential participant does not speak English?

Learning Objectives

  • Define assent
  • Explain the elements of consent
  • Describe conditions for which emergency use informed consent would be appropriate

Video Tutorial

Presented By: Dana Leach

Practice Activity

Instructions: After watching the video tutorial, complete the following practice assessment. Choose the best answer for each question, and check your response for immediate feedback.

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