Ethics Smethics

So I went to a meeting today that was supposed to be accessable to those embarking on clinical research at SCGH for the first time, in order to aid preparation of applying for ethics approval. It was one hour of a very pleasant guy who clearly spends his whole life in similar meetings trying to explain why the ethics process should be independant of Hospital Board approval. I agree, but it hasn’t helped a jot! I have come to realise that an awful lot of money is spent paying people to sit around and talk about talking about doing things, and a lot less is spent on making the damn hospital efficient. In essence, committees waste paper and oxygen…

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