Clinical Research Trials - 4
Narrator: This NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. An important part of a clinical research trial is called informed consent. Dinora Dominguez at the NIH says, a patient or volunteer has the right to say no, and not participate adding that informed consent is a continuous process.
Dominguez: It’s not just that one time that you sign a document and then you’re done at that’s it, but that it’s really a process that you want to be involved in and you want to have conversations with all of the individuals that are providing research care for you.
Narrator: For more information about participating in a clinical research trial, visit the website clinicalresearchtrials.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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