How to support your loved one
Clinical study participants often look to close family and friends for approval and acceptance of his or her decision. As a loved one, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to respond. What you can do is inform yourself on clinical studies. Your opinion matters to them and can play an important part in not just the beginning stages of a clinical study, but at all points during and after as well.
One area that may be especially helpful in discussing clinical studies with your loved one is helping them read their study protocol.