Decision Tree for Informed Consent
When it comes to program evaluation, informed consent means a person is knowledgeable and understands what is being asked of them and why, they make the voluntary decision to participate, and they are actively engaged by the investigators during their participation. Every person you collect data from should be given the opportunity and information to make a decision to participate or not. Obtaining informed consent is a process, the steps of which are determined by the participants, type of information to be gathered, type of protocol required, and materials needed. This detailed decision tree explains the elements and process of obtaining informed consent and provides workflows to guide you through each step.