When considering a clinical trial as a study participant, one will generally have the choice of participating at a private research clinic, or at an academic research clinic (such as a university). There are benefits to both options, but in this video I will try to help you discover which option would be best for your particular situation.
Don shares the general perspective of the general public regarding clinical trials in this latest video. Don bases his story on his experiences while dealing with the community whenever he makes a clinical trial presentation to everyday people. What have been your experiences regarding the public’s perception of clinical trials?
Today we interview a clinical trial participant from Scotland who participates in clinical trials to make some extra income in order to subsidize her income. She participates in clinical trials that test cosmetics and their effects on people’s skin. These are very different from traditional clinical trials which test medication, however, clinical trials are still required to test for adverse events and such.
Don discusses the difference between a research clinic that conducts clinical trials and a medical clinic that actually treats patients. Although research clinics are filled with physicians, nurses, and other such medical staff, their primary objective is to conduct studies and collect data, while medical clinics exist to actually treat people who suffer from medical conditions. What do you guys think?
In today’s post, Dan goes through each of the 4 phases of a clinical trial and explains exactly what each phase consists of, how they are different from the other phases, and finally, who may benefit the most from each phase depending on what the study participant is looking for. We hope this helps!