Children as Research Participants
Peart, N, Foley, M and Henaghan M, Children as research participants, in J Dawson and N Peart (editors) The Law of Research pp 270-284, Dunedin, University of Otago Press, (2003). ISBN: 978-1877276507
16 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2019
Date Written: 2003
Children have unique physical, psychological, mental and emotional characteristics which make them especially vulnerable. This paper considers the capacity for children to consent to participate in research, and the regulatory history of this issue. The authors argue that, as long as their rights and interests are properly secured, children need to be involved in research in order to promote their health and well-being.
Keywords: Rights of Children, Law of Research, Consent, Ethics
JEL Classification: K00, K30
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