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Consent and assent in paediatric research in low-income settings

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Background: In order to involve children in the decision-making process about participation in medical research it is widely recommended that the child's assent be sought in addition to parental consent. However, the concept of assent is fraught with difficulties, resulting in confusion among researchers and ethics committees alike. Discussion. In this paper, we outline the current international debate surrounding pediatric consent and assent, and its unique challenges arising in low-income s...

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10.1186/1472-6939-15-22

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal:
BMC Medical Ethics
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
22-22
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1472-6939
ISSN:
1472-6939
URN:
uuid:4149bd1b-371f-4955-a87a-4c59a6dd3c2e
Source identifiers:
464279
Local pid:
pubs:464279

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