For this Case Assignment, you are part of a medical research team and are tasked with gaining informed consent from potential participants. The study will seek to test an experimental drug with patients suffering from late-stage leukemia. The sample will be divided into a control group and the experimental group. Participants in the control group will be given a placebo, which could increase the progression of their disease. The sample will be composed of children.
Discuss how you would go about seeking the consent of participants.
What questions would you expect from their parents/guardians?
How much information should you share with the children?
Should this type of study involve children given the risks of speeding the progression of the disease?
Apply critical thinking skills within the write-up for this assignment, especially with regard to #2 and #3 above.
Limit your responses to a maximum of three pages, not including title and reference pages.
Provide scholarly support for your justifications. Be sure to properly cite all references.