A qualitative study of adolescents ’ understanding of biobanks and their attitudes toward participation, re‐contact, and data sharing
While biobanks have become more prevalent, little is known about adolescents’ views of key governance issues. We conducted semi‐structured interviews with adolescents between 15 and 17 years old to solicit their views. All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. Two investigators coded the transcripts and resolved any discrepancies through consensus. We conducted 18 interviews before reaching data saturation. Four participants (22%) had previously heard of a biobank. Many participants had misunderstandings about biobanks, some of which persisted after education. Participants believed that enrolling in a biobank would benefit others through scientific research. Many study participants were unable to identify risks of biobank participation. Thirteen participants (72%) were willing to enroll in a biobank and only one (6%) initially was not. Participants believed that if they were unable to provide assent when enrolled, then they should be re‐contacted at the age of majority and their data should not be shared until that time. Participants emphasized the importance of being aware of their enrollment and the possibility of disagreeing with their parents. Participants’ misunderstanding of biobanks suggests that assent may not be adequately informed without additional education. While adolescents had positive attitudes toward biobanks, they emphasized the importance of awareness of and involvement in the decision to enroll.
This article aims to introduce forensic practitioners to basic concepts in genetics and epigenetics so that they are able to engage with the relevant literature and understand the far-reaching implications for forensic practice. It is becoming increasingly useful for forensic practitioners to appreciate how life experiences are encoded into biology through epigenetics. This paper highlights the potential of genetic and epigenetic research to provide major contributions to real-world practice in the coming years. It provides a modern biopsychosocial perspective on harmful behaviour and helps deepen the understanding of o...
In the article, “Nutritional Management for Dogs and Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease,” by Valerie J. Parker, published in the May 2021 issue (Volume 51, number 3, pages 685-710), in Table 3 on page 12, for the “2020 AAFCO Feline adult maintenance maximum requirement” under the “Vitamin D (IU)”, the co rrect number should be 752 instead of 75.2.
Diagnostic Imaging: Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Christopher A. Adin and Kelly D. Farnsworth
CHRISTOPHER A. ADIN, DVM
VETERINARY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA: SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE
This article discusses ethical considerations and principles and propose use of the 4Es model and core communication skills to address ethical dilemmas in veterinary practice. It reviews literature defining ethical issues in practice and provides case examples to show the application of our proposed methods. The goal is to provide veterinary professionals with an approach they can use to frame and address their own ethical decisions.
One of the most impactful ways to create a dynamic team is to foster diversity and inclusivity within the workplace. Workplaces have become more heterogenous as advances in human, women, and civil rights group have spurred greater labor force participation by members of historically underrepresented groups. Studies have shown that leveraging diversity has important implications for the promotion of positive organization change through facilitation of individual and organization performance. Diverse clientele may be more comfortable and feel more welcome working with people in a diverse workplace.
The Trevose company was at one time talking with nine interested parties about a deal.