Issues of Informed Consent from Persons with Dementia When Employing Assistive Technologies [BOOK CHAPTER]

Issues of Informed Consent from Persons with Dementia When Employing Assistive Technologies [BOOK CHAPTER]
Peter Novitzky, Cynthia Chen, Alan F. Smeaton, Renaat Verbruggen, Bert Gordijn
Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia, 14 October 2019; Chapter 10
Excerpt
Informed consent is one of the cornerstones and requirements sine qua non of modern medical research and clinical practice. It developed relatively quickly to gain great importance, despite initial setbacks. The requirement of informed consent applies to all subjects of medical research and therapy, including persons with dementia (PwDs), whose impaired competence to provide valid informed consent poses particular challenges…

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