New article on the ethics of doing research on dying ICU patients - the DePPaRT study
A new article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics and further discussed in the Medical Ethics Advisor, examines the ethical considerations involved with doing research on dying ICU patients and features an interview with CNTRP Trainee and DePPaRT researcher Amanda van Beinum.
The article argued that research on critically ill, dying ICU patients is ethically feasible. This was demonstrated in a recent DePPaRT publication, first authored by Amanda, which describes how the groundbreaking study achieved a 95% consent rate for approached families.
This topic was also further blogged about Amanda on the BMJ blog that we encourage you to check out: The End is Not What it Seems – Feasibility of Conducting Prospective Research in Critically Ill, Dying Patients.
READ THE ARTICLES:
Van Beinum A, Hornby L, Dhanani, et al. Feasibility of conducting prospective observational research on critically ill, dying patients in the intensive care unit. Journal of Medical Ethics 2017; 43(1) 47-51