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Informed Consent Discussions: An Opportunity for Aligning Expectations

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Clinical Psychologist Dr. Cousino outlines findings form her research and that of others to further explain why we need to better align expectations as a key part of the informed consent process.

Suggested Further Reading: 

  1. Cousino, Melissa, et al. Communicating and Understanding the Purpose of Pediatric Phase I Cancer Trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30(35). Available at:  
  2. Zyzanski, Stephen, et al. Parent Participation and Physician-Parent Communication During Informed Consent in Child Leukemia. Pediatrics. 2011; 128(e1544). Available at: 

Initial Publication: June 23, 2017.

Topics: Ethics