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Assent is not consent.

Abstract:

A recent article from Archives of Disease in Childhood outlined problems with the act of gaining child assent for research participation. However the arguments used in the article are incomplete or misguided. Rather than being harmful, assent should be seen as an ethically-appropriate way in which we can engage with the child about his participation in research. While additional clarification of the concept of assent is needed, the child's family context can provide us with a valuable guide t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
3
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:ac0e29d8-5698-44d9-8fac-bbeb7dd77c44
Source identifiers:
222312
Local pid:
pubs:222312
Language:
English

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