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Informed consent for research in Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Dew, RE
Published in: BMC medical ethics
May 2007

Previous research on informed consent for research in psychiatric patients has centered on disorders that affect comprehension and appreciation of risks. Little has been written about consent to research in those subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder, a prevalent and disabling condition.Despite apparently intact cognition and comprehension of risks, a borderline subject may deliberately choose self-harm in order to fulfill abnormal psychological needs, or due to suicidality. Alternatively, such a subject may refuse enrollment due to transference or the desire to harm him or herself. Such phenomena could be precipitated or prevented by the interpersonal dynamics of the informed consent encounter.Caution should be exercised in obtaining informed consent for research from subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder. A literature review and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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BMC medical ethics

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1472-6939

ISSN

1472-6939

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

8

Start / End Page

4

Related Subject Headings

  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Research Subjects
  • Psychiatry
  • Patient Selection
  • Mental Competency
  • Informed Consent
  • Humans
  • Human Experimentation
  • Ethics, Research
  • Comprehension
 

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Dew, R. E. (2007). Informed consent for research in Borderline Personality Disorder. BMC Medical Ethics, 8, 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-8-4
Dew, Rachel E. “Informed consent for research in Borderline Personality Disorder.BMC Medical Ethics 8 (May 2007): 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-8-4.
Dew, Rachel E. “Informed consent for research in Borderline Personality Disorder.BMC Medical Ethics, vol. 8, May 2007, p. 4. Epmc, doi:10.1186/1472-6939-8-4.
Journal cover image

Published In

BMC medical ethics

DOI

EISSN

1472-6939

ISSN

1472-6939

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

8

Start / End Page

4

Related Subject Headings

  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Research Subjects
  • Psychiatry
  • Patient Selection
  • Mental Competency
  • Informed Consent
  • Humans
  • Human Experimentation
  • Ethics, Research
  • Comprehension