” The Role of Other Stakeholders in the Clinical Research Enterprise”

Myrl Weinberg, C.A.E.

President

National Health Council

“It is important not to view the stakeholders and the patients as distinct, potentially conflicting, parties. In fact, patients are the ultimate stakeholders of clinical research. A habit ingrained in many of our infrastructures and organizations is to give patients information, and perhaps survey them once in a while, but not to enter into an interactive and respectful dialogue. All decisions about plans, structures, what is paid for and how it is paid for must involve consumers/ patients/employees from the very beginning.”

Note the use of “patient”. As if clinical resarch was “therepy”.
I wonder how this would change the tone of this report if we called this patient a “commodity” instead? I understand this is quite common.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s