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Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work

BrintzenhofeSzoc Karlynn

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0014
Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

The five types of clinical trials focus on treatment, prevention, diagnostics, screening, and quality of life.

Trial protocols must be approved by institutional review boards who ensure the ethical conduct of research that involves human participants.

Barriers and misconceptions influence participation in clinical trials.

Access to clinical trials is not equally available to all persons regardless of age, race, and socioeconomic class.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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