publication . Thesis . 2014

HIV positive refugees/asylum seekers and clinical trials: some ethical issues

McDonald, Linda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
The aim of this thesis was to identify some of the ethical issues of HIV positive asylum seekers and refugees participating in clinical trials in Britain. While all individuals are to some degree vulnerable in clinical trials, I have shown in this thesis that this group is particularly vulnerable in a number of areas. Many will not have English as a first language and while they may be able to understand everyday language, the participant information sheet (PIS) may be difficult to comprehend both in terms of language and content. Cultural aspects may also influence the individuals’ participation in a clinical trial. Many will have come from a hierarchical cultu...
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