Paediatric MRI Research Ethics: The Priority Issues

4 Bioethical Inquiry 85 (2007)

7 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2013

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Matthias Schmidt

IWK Health Centre

Nuala Kenny

Dalhousie University

Ryan D'Arcy

Dalhousie University

Michael Hadskis

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Jennifer Marshall

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In this paper, we first briefly describe neuroimaging technology, our reasons for studying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, and then provide a discussion of what we have identified as priority issues for paediatric MRI research. We examine the issues of respectful involvement of children in the consent process as well as privacy and confidentiality for this group of MRI research participants. In addition, we explore the implications of unexpected findings for paediatric MRI research participants. Finally, we explore the ethical issues concerning advances in functional MRI. This paper aims to provide a clear description of priority paediatric MRI research ethics issues to make some preliminary recommendations regarding next steps.

Keywords: magnetic resonance imaging, paediatrics, informed consent, pricacy, confidentiality

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn and Schmidt, Matthias and Kenny, Nuala and D'Arcy, Ryan and Hadskis, Michael and Marshall, Jennifer, Paediatric MRI Research Ethics: The Priority Issues (2007). 4 Bioethical Inquiry 85 (2007), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2288651

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

Matthias Schmidt

IWK Health Centre ( email )

Nuala Kenny

Dalhousie University ( email )

6225 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Canada

Ryan D'Arcy

Dalhousie University ( email )

6225 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Canada

Michael Hadskis

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

Jennifer Marshall

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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