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Informed Consent Zone

Informed Consent Zone

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The Informed Consent Zone

Dr. Young, a clinical researcher, needs patients for his study.

Dr. Young
Ulna Mrs. Ulna Deviation, a prospective patient, wants to sign up.

But before enrolling Mrs. Deviation, Dr. Young must fulfill the principles of informed consent.

Dr. Young
Narrator So with the help of a mysterious Narrator, Dr. Young enters…
The Informed Consent Zone


Educational video. 1999, 20 minutes, color.

By using humor to help researchers master the intricacies of informed consent, “The Informed Consent Zone” has become an essential instructional tool for any institution involved with clinical research.
    The funny, informative video has been designed for active learning in an interactive classroom environment. Whenever Dr. Young faces a new challenge, the video presents a Decision Point title card, allowing instructors to pause the video and discuss the issues with the class.

View a sample clip from the video wherein Dr. Young goes a little too fast…

If you can’t see the clip, you may need Quicktime, available for free download from Apple

Developed for the use of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, “The Informed Consent Zone” was written by Dr. Robin Jarrett, Dr. John Sadler, Dr. Perrie Adams, and filmmaker Greg Pak.
    The video features outstanding comic performers, including Selma Wernick, star of the Academy Award winning short documentary “The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years.”

Dr. Young: Vin Knight
Ulna Deviation: Selma Wernick
Narrator: John Fulweiler
The Voice of Dr. Tenure: Rick Knutsen

Director, Producer: Greg Pak
Director of Photography: Peter Olsen
Location Sound: Tosh Yamaguchi
Music: Rick Knutsen

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