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Supporting autonomy of nursing home residents with dementia in the informed consent process

Beattie, Elizabeth; O'Reilly, Maria; Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre; McMaster, Mitchell; Moyle, Wendy; Fielding, Elaine


In studies involving people with dementia, researchers have historically defaulted to seeking consent from a proxy, the assumption being that people with dementia are unable to provide their own informed consent. This choice denies people with dementia a voice in the consent process, thus disregarding their autonomy and agency. Recently, other options for improving the consent process have been explored.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Dementia
DOI: 10.1177/1471301218761240


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