The Gift of Participation: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions about Volunteering for a Clinical Trial

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CISCRP, 2007 - Clinical trials - 360 pages
Kennth Getz takes a fresh look at why participation in clinical research really matters. This book addresses what clinical participation means and how it helps to advance medical science. Practical information on subjects like insurance coverage, compensation, and tax ramifications for clinical research volunteers also is included. With a foreword written by Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia, and a back cover endorsement from Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, offers a road map into a world many readers are just beginning to explore.

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Contents

Recognizing the Gift of Participation
1
Why Clinical Trials are Conducted
17
Why People Choose to Participate
31
A Very Human Enterprise
49
Education Before Participation Do Your Homework
73
Where to Find Clinical Trials
97
Giving Your Informed Consent
119
Clinical Trial Care and Compensation
153
AFTERWORD
237
Glossary of Terms
239
A History of Key Regulations and Guidelines Affecting Patient Protection in Clinical Research
249
World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki
263
The Belmont Report
269
45 CFR 46Protection of Human Subjects
285
21 CFR 50Protection of Human Subjects
309
FORM 1572
323

A Closer Look at IRBs
161
Historical Events that Have Shaped Human Subject Protection
167
Considerations for Special Populations
197
What to Do When Things Go Wrong
219
Directory of Health Associations
325
Directory of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
331
About the Author
360
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