Trigger warning - COVID, dealing with emotions Picture Credit- Jeremy Ricketts, Unsplash Having grown up by the sea, I really like seeing a new clean beach early every morning. One that has been visited by the tide as we have slept. One that stretches perfectly like a freshly swiped Etch-a-sketch; no footprints, no horse shoe… Continue reading Ebenezer

The Therapeutic Misconception

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash Attaching the term "therapeutic" to research may create a "therapeutic misconception," in which participants construe the protocol design as therapy directed at the individual rather than as research designed to generate generalizable knowledge" "Principles of Biomedical Ethics" Seventh Edition 2013- Tom L Beauchamp and James F Childress The ethical… Continue reading The Therapeutic Misconception

The Presumption of Capacity

It is a cardinal principle of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA’) that those responsible, including doctors, care workers, family and the court, must be fastidious to evaluate capacity on an issue-specific basis.Hayden, J QJ v A Local Authority & An NHS Trust [2020] EWCOP 7 Most research nurses will have undertaken "Informed Consent" training.… Continue reading The Presumption of Capacity