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Title: Rationalising public participation in the health service: The case of research ethics committees.
Author: Dyer, S.
Date Published: 2004
Reference: Health & Place, 10, 339-348.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This paper reports on a study of lay participation on local research ethics committees. It is based on interviews with committee members and observations of committee meetings. It identifies a lack of understanding of the value of lay participation and the lack of a centrally defined role. This means that lay members do not possess either the authority or knowledge to challenges experts' technical assessments of research.

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Categories: health
public health
reflecting on public involvement in research
journal article

Date Entered: 2009/01/27

Date Edited: 2012/11/20

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