Consents for treatment, payment, and release of records are routine creating a compensation system for an organization, and nurses should be familiar with the role of these types of consent in their daily work. The information in this unit presents considerations for consents for participation in research and more detailed considerations for the protection of vulnerable populations, such as minors, inmates, pregnant women, institutionalized individuals and so on.
Review the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Web site regarding HIPAA and other regulations pertinent to health information privacy. Review the information for covered entities (include provider organizations and clinicians).
For this discussion, you will:
Discuss two key differences between consents that might be seen in your own workplace on a routine basis and the specific consent process required in research studies involving human participants.
Conclude your post with new information that you have earned about research protocols, protection of vulnerable populations and the protection of human subjects in research endeavors.
Your initial post should be about 150 words. Use at least one APA-formatted reference.