Clinical research - Considerations for prospective participants
Journal/Book: Nurs Clin N Amer. 1996; 31: Independence Square West, Curtis Center, Ste 300, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3399. W B Saunders Co. 125.
Abstract: Many HIV-positive patients are involved in clinical trials. While working with the HIV-positive patient, the nurse is confronted with the challenge of a rapidly changing environment of collective knowledge. The nurse may meet a patient at any stage of drug or biologic development; therefore, it is very important to understand the process of clinical research. This article describes the purpose and process of clinical research, the patient perspective, ethical considerations, and the role of the nurse in biomedical research.
Note: Article SA Hutchins, NIH, HIV Res Clin, Warren Grant Magnuson Clin Ctr, Bldg 10, Room 8C414, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA