There’s a reason that you may have seen a dog roaming the halls of your local hospital. Research shows that animals can improve the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of their human companions.
If you’ve ever known someone who has been in a trial, the whole process is an anxiety-filled duration of time that can lead to happiness, heartbreak, or even confusion. It’s important to recognize their efforts and thank them – but this is often overlooked.
Clinical researchers often struggle to make trials a patient-friendly experience. This makes it more difficult to recruit people for new trials, increase patient-retention, and follow study protocols.
Today, May 20, is Clinical Trials Day, a time set aside to celebrate the people who conduct clinical trials, and thank the patients who participate in them. It's a day to acknowledge all those who contribute to improving public health and extending the goals of clinical research.