Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

Phaik Yeong Cheah's Blog – May 2013 Archive (1)

Consent and assent in paediatric research - special considerations in low income settings

There has been some discussion in the literature and in the guidelines about the ethical issues arising in research with children, one of which relates to the challenges of involving children in the decision-making process – the consent and assent process. However little has been written about the unique challenges related to consent and assent in paediatric research in low-income settings where research is most needed and the disease burden is high. The concept of assent in the current…


Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on May 7, 2013 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

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