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.
- 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.
- In the chapter two requirements for substantive decision making what should a subject demonstrate to be capable of informed choice?
- 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.
- 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.