Clinical Research Conduct in South Africa: Informed Consent

Britz, Retha and Le Roux-Kemp, Andra (2014) Clinical Research Conduct in South Africa: Informed Consent. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3-659-62501-5

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Many challenges exist in clinical research with regard to the process and manner in which informed consent is obtained. This is especially problematic in developing countries like South Africa. One such challenge manifest from the discrepancies and contradictions in the guidance documents and legislation that all clinical researchers in South Africa must follow and adhere to. In this book the process and manner in which voluntary informed consent is obtained in clinical research is compared from an ethical perspective and in terms of the different guidance documents and relevant governing legislation currently effective and authoritative in the area of clinical and health research in South Africa. It was concluded that the South African specific guidance documents require urgent revision to be in line with each other and other international guidance documents and South African governing legislation and regulations in order to serve a good purpose to, legally and morally, protect South Africans better against research exploitation.

Keywords:South Africa, Clinical Research Ethics, Informed Consent
Subjects:M Law > M190 Law by Area not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:36622
Deposited On:19 Aug 2019 13:11

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