Informed consent process: ethical and practical challenges in clinical trials regarding subject enrollment, protection, and informed consent in developing countries (India, Pakistan & Iran)

Informed consent process: ethical and practical challenges in clinical trials regarding subject enrollment, protection, and informed consent in developing countries (India, Pakistan & Iran)
Andaleeb Fatima
History & Philosophy of Medicine, 21 April 2021
Open Access
Abstract
In this study, we are discussing the rationale behind informed consent in clinical trials in developing countries. It elaborates how informed consent has remained an ethical and practical issue. Poverty, endemic diseases, and a lack of investment in healthcare systems influence the ease of conducting and selecting trials that can benefit the people of developing countries. Differences in cultural perspectives, religious beliefs, a lack of formal training for clinical staff, children, time zone difference, literacy, vulnerable population, and language barriers for subject enrollment, protection, and informed are also challenges. This report doesn’t only highlight the right the wrongs of the past or reiterate cases where clinical trials have hurt subjects in developing countries. The current study investigates the conditions of human research in developing countries to make them more ethically sound. The extends proposals to investigators, scientists, governments, sponsors, and other groups who are interested where appropriate.

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