Participants Consent and Medical Research 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
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?
Participants Consent and Medical Research Expectations
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.
I will grade your paper on your ability to address the assignment criteria listed above with depth and breadth of discussion. I will also critique your
writing format (i.e. proper reference citations, spacing, etc.).
Your case paper will be further evaluated based on the following criteria:
Precision (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Each question and or assignment requirement is addressed in the paper
The accuracy of your answers, key points and supporting discussion
Clarity (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
The paper is well organized, concise reads clearly, and it is not confusing.
Breadth (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the assignment questions/requirements
Depth (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Presents key points that lead to deeper matters and issues
Integrates several points into coherent conclusions
Critical Thinking (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
The paper demonstrates good understanding and synthesis of the module background material
Logically incorporates key concepts presented in the background material into the overall analyses, key points and supporting discussions
Presents well-reasoned conclusions and position as well as convincing arguments in support of the same
Grammar (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Spelling (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Vocabulary (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Referencing (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
Additional considerations to keep in mind while working on your case assignments:
Originality and Use of directly quoted material
The purpose of each assignment is for you to present your understanding and synthesis of the background material and key concepts. Accordingly, this must be
accomplished substantially in your own words.
Use directly quoted material sparingly and only when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. For purposes of this course, rarely should
directly quote material represent more than 5-10 percent of your entire case paper’s content. Composing a paper patched together from mostly quoted material is not acceptable.
Be sure to properly reference all directly quoted material and include the in-text citations. All paraphrased information also requires reference citations at the end of the paraphrased section.
Participants Consent and Medical Research Grades
A paper that answers all assignments questions and supports the same with good key points, well-supported discussions, and quality references will earn a solid “B” grade.
Please remember that “A” papers are exceptional works that go beyond just answering the questions and provide insightful answers.
Please be sure to provide citations of sources consulted in preparing your paper in the body of the actual document itself (i.e. in addition to furnishing a
reference list). Remember, any statement that you make that is not common knowledge or that originates from your synthesis or interpretation of materials you have read must have a citation associated with it. For guidelines on in-text citations, visit the following web site: