Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why so late in halting recruitment of vulnerable psychiatric patients? asks The Minnesota Daily

A welcome opinion from the editorial board of The Minnesota Daily:

Halting subject recruitment from the pool of emotionally unstable patients in 72-hour emergency holds is a step in the right direction, but one we would have expected the University to have taken much earlier. 

We were surprised to learn that a top research university that prides itself on medical discovery hadn’t enacted a policy like this previously. It’s also distressing to consider that researchers have been able to approach people in crisis and ask them to participate in potentially demanding research, like drug studies.

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