Participating in Clinical Research: You Make a Difference!
Nancy M. Albert PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN
When adults with heart failure agree to participate in research, they are making a difference in the lives of future patients. In this session, we will discuss the types of research that are in progress at many academic sites and community hospitals. There are potential benefits to you, and also, responsibilities. Likewise, there are responsibilities of the research team and you may or may not benefit from being a research participant. Examples of an important drug study, device study, and a self-care study will help to understand what research means to you and why YOU make a difference. Finally, we will discuss the safety surrounding clinical research and what would happen if a new treatment is approved for use when you are in a research study. There will be time for you to ask questions about participating in heart failure research.