Taking consent is not an easy process as we are
getting someone permission by using their data, knowledge and experience to use
in a research and at the same time we need to maintain the integrity of the
information we have so it would not have leaked out to other stranger that
might use it for wrong purposes. The process is vital in any form of research
either is in written or verbal informed consent. In the new world now days,
almost everything we do require to have informed consent. The purpose to ensure
the participants well verse about coming event that they are about to participate
and confidentiality of their information. In the other hand, it is also protecting
the other company which is the provider or researcher especially when there are
medical issues being raised.
When it comes about taking the consent, the researcher
should have explained in detail of the objectives of the research. The researcher
should inform the future participants of all aspects of the research so that
they are able to influence the participants to willingly joining them in the research.
The participants must aware the risk or benefit from the research and they can
ask any enquiries regarding the research that they are going to. Any enquires
should be handle in full manner and professional way as to give a good
impression on how serious they are (researcher) to get the participant’s
attention to be a part of the research.
There are a few issues that
might disturb smoothness of the process taking the consent. The common issue is
language. Most of consent are written in English version and there are in
certain country, they will use their own national language to write the consent.
For those who would like to participate in the research but unable to do so
because they are not fully understanding the concept and need extra hands to
help them translating the consent form thus it’s become time consuming. Some of
if due to their unwillingness despite a strong explanation has given to the
respective participant. Another reason could be that they are afraid of chances
being misuses of their data by the researcher. If patient insist for not to be part of the research,
just let go and do not create any force on them. Participants do have right to
refuse in any sort of treatment if they wanted too.