Skip to main content
Journal cover image

Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients

Publication ,  Journal Article
Broome, ME
Published in: Semin Oncol Nurs
1999

OBJECTIVES: To discuss the unique terms and conditions relative to the assent of children and the consent of their parents for research participation, to describe the capabilities of children as they influence understanding of and willingness to participate in research, and to discuss issues related to research participation. DATA SOURCES: Research articles, review articles, clinical experience, and government policies. CONCLUSIONS: The participation of children in research is complex. Developmental limitations, the imbalance of power between children and adults, and, in some cases, their compromised health status can influence the willingness of children to participate in clinical research. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Health care providers and researchers must be aware of the need of children to have full disclosure and clear descriptions about research in age-appropriate language. Obtaining a child's agreement to participate in research should be carefully planned and implemented.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Semin Oncol Nurs

ISSN

0749-2081

Publication Date

1999

Volume

15

Start / End Page

96 / 103

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Therapeutic Human Experimentation
  • Research Subjects
  • Research
  • Patient Compliance
  • Parental Consent
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Broome, M. E. (1999). Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients. Semin Oncol Nurs, 15, 96–103.
Broome, M. E. “Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients.” Semin Oncol Nurs 15 (1999): 96–103.
Broome ME. Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients. Semin Oncol Nurs. 1999;15:96–103.
Broome, M. E. “Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients.” Semin Oncol Nurs, vol. 15, 1999, pp. 96–103.
Broome ME. Consent (assent) for research with pediatric patients. Semin Oncol Nurs. 1999;15:96–103.
Journal cover image

Published In

Semin Oncol Nurs

ISSN

0749-2081

Publication Date

1999

Volume

15

Start / End Page

96 / 103

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Therapeutic Human Experimentation
  • Research Subjects
  • Research
  • Patient Compliance
  • Parental Consent
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation