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Taking social relationships seriously: lessons learned from the informed consent practices of a vaccine trial on the Kenyan Coast

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Individual informed consent is a key ethical obligation for clinical studies, but empirical studies show that key requirements are often not met. Common recommendations to strengthen consent in low income settings include seeking permission from community members through existing structures before approaching individuals, considering informed consent as a process rather than a single event, and assessing participant understanding using questionnaires. In this paper, we report on a qualitative...

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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Tropical Medicine
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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
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Wellcome Trust Bioethics for Medical Research Programme, UK
Publisher:
Elsevier
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Social Science & Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
67
Issue:
5
Pages:
708-720
Publication date:
2008-09-01
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02779536
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English
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2010-12-10

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