Reading Questions for NBAC report on Research Involving Persons With Mental Disorders That May Affect Decision Making Capacity

These reading questions help to bring out key issues in The National Bioethics Advisory Commission's report on Research Involving Persons With Mental Disorders That May Affect Decision Making Capacity.

  1. In chapter one of the NBAC report identify four of the eight mental disorders that may affect the decision making capacity of a research subject.
  2. In the chapter two requirements for substantive decision making what should a subject demonstrate to be capable of informed choice?
  3. In chapter three how does the role of surrogate decision maker function on behalf of a research subject? List three things that the surrogate is empowered to do on behalf of the subject.
  4. In chapter four what are the general differences between the following categories as they are noted in the sections of the same name.
    • research protocols involving minimal risk
    • research protocols involving greater than minimal risk that offer the prospect of direct medical benefit to the subject
    • research protocols involving greater than minimal risk that do not offer the prospect of direct medical benefit to the subject.
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