A study led by Dr Kerry Woolfall has developed an animation for children who have taken part in research in critical care situations such as in ED. Kerry explains, “The Children’s Voices Project explored what children thought about taking part in research without being asked for permission first - this is research without prior consent. This approach to consent is used in emergency situations, such as an epileptic seizure or asthma attack, when lifesaving treatments cannot be delayed”.
Louise Roper the VOICES Study researcher explains how “the children in our study felt that doctors, nurses and parents should talk to children about the research they had already been included in. They said an animation would be the best way to explain their involvement in research and who they could speak to about the study when they are feeling better.” View the animation here: https://youtu.be/_Fs1yUxeBFQ
The animation is now being disseminated for use in paediatric trials like the EcLiPSE trial which is co-sponsored by the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s hospital http://www.eclipse-study.org.uk/
Please contact Kerry or Louise for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org