Ethical conduct of clinical research involving children

TitleEthical conduct of clinical research involving children
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsField, MJ, Behrman, RE
Series TitleUnited State, Institutes of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy
Paginationxviii, 425 p. : ill.
PublisherWashington, D.C. : National Academies Press
Place PublishedWashington, D.C.
TypeInternet Resource; Computer File Date of Entry: 20040412
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0309091810
Accession Number70720411
Keywords-- , and , aspects.; , ethical , experimentation , Human , Human Research Subjects , in , MEDICINE , medicine. , Moral , Pediatrics , research , Vulnerable Populations
AbstractEthical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children considers the necessities and challenges of this type of research and reviews the ethical and legal standards for conducting it. It also considers problems with the interpretation and application of these standards and conduct, concluding that while children should not be excluded from potentially beneficial clinical studies, some research that is ethically permissible for adults is not acceptable for children, who usually do not have the legal capacity or maturity to make informed decisions about research participation. The book looks at the need for appropriate pediatric expertise at all stages of the design, review, and conduct of a research project to effectively implement policies to protect children. It argues persuasively that a robust system for protecting human research participants in general is a necessary foundation for protecting child research participants in particular.
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