informed consent documents for multinational clinical studies
informed consent documents (ICDs) for multinational clinical studies may be among the most important and sensitive texts medical writers or translators get to work on.Â obtaining informed consent is more than merelyÂ getting a patient to sign a piece of paper: it is about communicating, often to a vulnerable individual, the potential risks and benefits of a research project and therefore calls not only for accuracy and transparency, but also for intuition and empathy.
in her article about writing and translating ICDs, susanne geercken outlines the process of generating such documents and some of the challenges involved in localizing them.
- generating informed consent documents for multinational clinical trials in germany: where medical writing and translation meet. susanne geercken, tws 2010;3:235â€“238.