Megan O'Connell volunteers to
participate in a complex research study that has several risks associated
with it. When she arrives to participate, she is told to read and sign a
consent form. The researcher in this study has followed the correct
informed consent process.
The correct answer is:
Megan should not be asked to sign a consent document on the day of the
study. The researcher should have talked with Megan before the study day,
giving her time to ask questions and to discuss her participation with her
family, friends, or religious leaders.