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Informed consent for research involving people with dementia: A grey area


Cubit, K, Informed consent for research involving people with dementia: A grey area, Contemporary Nurse, 34, (2) pp. 230-236. ISSN 1037-6178 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.2010.34.2.230


Research involving people with dementia has been flagged as a key priority by Alzheimer's International. Dementia has been an Australian National Health Priority since 2005, yet there are no clear guidelines for seeking and obtaining informed consent from people with dementia to participate in observational research. Informed consent is an ethical requirement for the conduct of research involving humans. Although many people with dementia are able to express a desire to be involved in research, the insidious progression of the disease reduces a persons ability to understand and appreciate the consequences of involvement. This paper explores the author's journey of seeking and obtaining informed consent for a mixed methods study which involved the observation of older people with dementia. Copyright © eContent Management Pty Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged care nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cubit, K (Ms Katrina Cubit)
ID Code:67058
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2011-02-23
Last Modified:2011-05-04

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