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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12910-015-0085-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Med Ethics Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Article number:
2
Publication date:
2016-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-6939
Source identifiers:
584203
Language:
English
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pubs:584203
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uuid:c2636789-540a-4c53-855f-464f38652c66
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pubs:584203
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2016-01-20

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