impartial witness

impartial witness

A person who is independent of a clinical trial, cannot be unfairly influenced by those involved with the trial, attends the informed consent process if the subjects or their legally acceptable representative cannot read, and who reads the informed consent form and any other written information supplied to the subject.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, the seminal researcher on mindfulness says, "Mindfulness is cultivated by assuming the stance of impartial witness to your own experience.
Considering that there were no impartial witness to corroborate the police officers' claim of self-defense, the allegations could be weighed in a full-blown trial, the report said.
An impartial witness should be present during the entire Informed Consent discussion.
ITN's political editor Tom Bradby was an impartial witness to this as a young TV reporter on the Belfast beat.
An athlete obviously has to be thick-skinned but as an impartial witness I have had to be thick-skinned as well.
CCTV provides rea-ssurance and it provides us with an impartial witness for evidential purposes in court.
Another allows someone else to mark the ballot on behalf of the disabled voter in the presence of an impartial witness for a mailed ballot.
Such a move would help dispel any suspicion that the department has something to hide and would provide an impartial witness that can watch out for the interests of both police officers and citizens.
The letter writer happened to be the Secretary of the Birmingham Town Mission, not an entirely impartial witness, but no doubt his observations were not that inaccurate.
They hate getting their memories back, and they cling to doubt long past the point where any impartial witness would be convinced.
If the session continues and you do not have an attorney, ask to have an impartial witness in the room.