Assessment of Children's Capacity to Consent for Research: A Descriptive Qualitative Study of Researchers' Practices
Gibson, Barbara E
Journal of medical ethics 2011 Aug; 37(8): 504-9
In Canadian jurisdictions without specific legislation pertaining to research consent, the onus is placed on researchers to determine whether a child is capable of independently consenting to participate in a research study. Little, however, is known about how child health researchers are approaching consent and capacity assessment in practice. The aim of this study was to explore and describe researchers' current practices.
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