Jul 31, 2019
No matter how important the scientific value of a study, the amount of money a Sponsor has or how lucrative the contract, the cornerstone of a successful study starts and ends with recruitment and retention of the study participant. In any walk of life, people have the fundamental need to feel valued and safe in the hands of the people who care for them. Clinical trial volunteers are no exception. If we want study participants to stay the course, we as research nurses and study coordinators, must make them feel safe and valued.
A confident, well informed, friendly research nurse or coordinator, is usually the participant’s greatest support within the clinical trial setting. Forming a good rapport from the outset is imperative. Instilling confidence and trust begins at the first meeting.
Listen to Patricia discuss her methods.