Randomised Trials and Informed Consent in Neonatal Medicine: Conference Report
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AbstractDawson summarizes a conference on randomized trials in neonatal medicine that was held in Spring 1986 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Among the issues discussed were whether randomized clinical trials were really necessary, whether the observation approach would work in many instances, and the difficulties of obtaining truly informed consent from distressed parents of ill newborns, particularly in emergency situations. Discussion participants included pediatricians, a lecturer on law and medical ethics, journalists, and a lay member of the General Medical Council. (KIE abstract)
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1986 May 24; 292(6532): 1373-1374.