Posted by akc on October 29, 2001, at 19:19:33
In reply to Re: New informed consent procedure, posted by stjames on October 29, 2001, at 18:27:00
> James here....
> Perhaps if people are unable to read a short para and answer some questions correctly, they may not benefit from this forum. It is in written form and requires the same skills.
We all know that some who come here are not the most together -- they ramble, are even not too coherent. That does not mean that they are unable to give informed consent or even benefit from this forum. And even in my short time (5 or so months), I have seen some who have entered in such a condition benefit greatly from this forum(and I am certain from changes/adjustments in meds, other therapy) to a point that they are as articulate as the best of us.
I don't know, it's the quiz -- this comes from someone who has no problems with tests of any type -- three degrees, excelled at all levels. But I have tutored and taught and have seen the paralysis the word "quiz" can bring. Combine that with the emotional and mental difficulties many bring to this site, I just think the quiz thing is a big stumbling block for a particular segment of folks who would otherwise benefit -- and who would otherwise (like in a person to person setting) be more than capable of giving "informed consent."
So I continue to make a big deal of this. And I continue to be stumped at the solution.