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Developing a new justification for assent.

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BACKGROUND: Current guidelines do not clearly outline when assent should be attained from paediatric research participants, nor do they detail the necessary elements of the assent process. This stems from the fact that the fundamental justification behind the concept of assent is misunderstood. In this paper, we critically assess three widespread ethical arguments used for assent: children's rights, the best interests of the child, and respect for a child's developing autonomy. We then outlin...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12910-015-0085-x

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Med Ethics Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
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Article: 2
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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1472-6939
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uuid:c2636789-540a-4c53-855f-464f38652c66
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584203
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pubs:584203

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