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Limited English Proficiency and Translation of Study Materials - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

June 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Virtual Event

Limited English proficiency (LEP) refers to a limited ability to read, speak, write, and/or understand English. The exclusion of individuals with LEP from research is a significant issue, and this exclusion raises issues of justice. Strategies to accommodate individuals with LEP in research must include consideration of the principles of autonomy and beneficence/non-maleficence; safeguards may be added to ensure that the consent and participation of individuals with LEP is informed and voluntary, and furthermore, that the safety and well-being of individuals with LEP can be maintained throughout their research participation. These ethical considerations must be weighed against the expense and delay of translation and interpreter services.



Meeting Summary

Released on: June 2021

Developed by: MRCT Center Bioethics Collaborative

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Limited English Proficiency and Translation of Study Materials Meeting Summary