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Title: Informed consent in emergency care research: An oxymoron?
Austin Authors: Furyk, Jeremy S;Lawton, Luke D;Ting, Joseph YS;Taylor, David McD 
Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
College of Public Health and Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Emergency Department, Mater Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department of Emergency Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2017
Date: 2016-07-28
Publication information: Emergency Medicine Australasia : EMA 2017; 29(1): 110-112
Abstract: Emergency care needs to be underpinned by the highest quality evidence. However, research involving critically ill patients in the emergency setting has unique ethical, logistical and regulatory issues. Informed consent is a well-established principle in conventional research. In this article, we discuss informed consent as it pertains to the difficulties of research in the emergency setting. Alternatives to informed consent are discussed. Human research ethics committees require a greater understanding of consent issues in emergency care research for Australia to remain competitive internationally.
DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12642
ORCID: 0000-0002-8986-9997
Journal: Emergency Medicine Australasia : EMA
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Emergency medicine
Informed consent
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