Virginia Chih-yi Sun, RN, MSN | Authors

The Oncology Nurse's Role in the Informed Consent Process

July 01, 2007

Cancer clinical trials are a necessary component of the effort to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Essential to this process is the informed consent of the individuals who participate in these research studies. The purpose of this article is to describe patient, provider, and informed consent process issues with presentations of data reported in the current literature. The role of nursing in the facilitation of informed consent is discussed.