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CONCONE, Maria Helena Villas Bôas  and  CERVENY, Ceneide Maria De Oliveira. Research and the (free and) informed consent. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp.341-349. ISSN 1678-4561.

The aim of this article was to reflect about the Free and Informed Consent (IC) in qualitative researches in the health field. Coming from the experience of being part of a CER (Committee for Ethic in Research) in the health area the authoresses place in debate some important questions, exploring them and conducting suggestions. One of these questions and topic of analysis is the meaning of IC, as for the participant as for the researcher.

Keywords : IC (Informed Consent); Qualitative research in health area.

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