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Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work 

Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work
Chapter:
Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

BrintzenhofeSzoc Karlynn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0014

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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