Biomedical Experimentation with Children: Balancing the Needs for Protective Measures with the Need to Respect Children's Developing Ability to Make Significant Life Decisions for Themselves

RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTS ETHICS, LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY, pp. 380-404, D. Weisstub, ed., 1998

Posted: 23 Oct 2009

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Janet Walker

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

David N. Weisstub

Independent

Simon N. Verdun-Jones

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - School of Criminology

Date Written: October, 19 2009

Abstract

This article outlines the principle concerns in non-therapeutic procedures with persons incapable of providing informed consent by reason of their young age.

Keywords: bio-ethics, non-therapeutic procedures, informed consent, rights of children

JEL Classification: K41, K33

Suggested Citation

Walker, Janet and Weisstub, David N. and Verdun-Jones, Simon N., Biomedical Experimentation with Children: Balancing the Needs for Protective Measures with the Need to Respect Children's Developing Ability to Make Significant Life Decisions for Themselves (October, 19 2009). RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTS ETHICS, LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY, pp. 380-404, D. Weisstub, ed., 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1491332

Janet Walker (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

David N. Weisstub

Independent

Simon N. Verdun-Jones

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - School of Criminology

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada

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