Ethical concerns regarding guidelines for the conduct of clinical research on children

Title

Ethical concerns regarding guidelines for the conduct of clinical research on children

Creator

Edwards SD; McNamee MJ

Publisher

Journal Of Medical Ethics

Date

2005

Subject

Medical; PedPal Lit; Child Comparative StudyEthics; Research Great BritainGuidelines Helsinki Declaration Humans Informed Consent Pediatrics Societies

Description

In this article we examine ethical aspects of the involvement of children in clinical research, specifically those who are incapable of giving informed consent to participate. The topic is, of course, not a new one in medical ethics but there are some tensions in current guidelines that, in our view, need to be made explicit and which need to be responded to by the relevant official bodies. In particular, we focus on tensions between the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, and the guidance offered by the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (formerly the British Paediatric Association), and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences. We conclude with a call for these organisations to make their guidance explicit in relation to the World Medical Association Declaration.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

351-4

Issue

6

Volume

31

Citation

Edwards SD; McNamee MJ, “Ethical concerns regarding guidelines for the conduct of clinical research on children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13422.

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