Kristofer (Kris) Griffith is Manager of Human Research Regulations at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Among his many responsibilities, Griffith manages regulatory aspects of human subjects research as submitted through their Office of Protocol Research, edits the Human Subjects Research Bulletin and, along with an editorial staff, maintains MD Anderson’s Adverse Events Database.
In this podcast, Kris Griffith talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Why research consent forms are so very difficult to write. And understand.
- Strategies to help, including: listing side effects, using consistent and clear wording, formatting pages, and writing short summaries.
- Useful tools, resources, and ways to learn more.
More Ways to Learn:
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, http://www.mdanderson.org
- Griffith KS, Wright LS, Hackworth J, GIlheart S (July 2012), “Editing Research Consent Forms for Lay Readers,” AMWA Journal. Vol. 27, No. 2:51-54.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), http://www.nccn.org/clinical_trials/informed_consent.asp
- American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), http://www.amwa.org
- Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), http://www.primr.org
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 8, 12, 27, 30.