A Trust-Based Pact in Research Biobanks. From Theory to Practice

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Traditional Informed Consent is becoming increasingly inadequate, especially in the context of research biobanks. How much information is needed by patients for their consent to be truly informed? How does the quality of the information they receive match up to the quality of the information they ought to receive? How can information be conveyed fairly about future, non-predictable lines of research? To circumvent these difficulties, some scholars have proposed that current consent guidelines should be reassessed, with trust being used as a guiding principle instead of information. Here, we analyse one of these proposals, based on a Participation Pact, which is already being offered to patients at the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, a comprehensive cancer hospital in Milan, Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-71
Number of pages12
JournalBioethics
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Biological Specimen Banks
  • Biomedical Research
  • Choice Behavior
  • Comprehension
  • Contracts
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Informed Consent
  • Italy
  • Patient Participation
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Researcher-Subject Relations
  • Social Values
  • Trust
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Cite this