Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Open Access Status
Place of publication
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
The Declaration of Helsinki adopted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association at the Finland Convention in 1964 set standards for conducting trials involving humans. Since then, in developed countries, obtaining informed consent from potential participants has been well-recognised as a vital part of clinical trials in order to protect human rights.