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Running head: PEDIATRIC ASSENT, DISSENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT 1
Problematic Issues with Pediatric Assent
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation
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Problematic Issues with Pediatric Assent
Pediatric assent is the ability and the willingness of a child that is, a person below the
age of 18, to be involved in academic research. On the other hand, informed consent is the
agreement of volunteering by a person, guardian, or people of close concern to the
participant, to participate and undertake a research activity in a topic of interest by the
concerned body (Dekking et al., 2019). The permission is supposed to be given by a person
with the legal capacity to participate in the proposed research. The participant also is required
to understand the nature of the topic proposed by the research body.
Children are allowed to participate in medical research through informed consent may
pose several issues and probably a significant problem in the medical field because it deals
much with human life in concern (Lerner & Fost, 2019). In the United States, minors are
willing to participate in medical researches, but they face a lot of challenges and restrictions
in the process. First, children's competence is in question and doubt whether they are capable
of giving accurate data and results, which can be relied on for public concern and reports.
Secondly, it is with significant doubt whether children are able and whether they have the
necessary knowledge to interpret the findings they obtain and give the required result is the
emotional state of the parents, which might interfere with the child’s ability to provide
accurate information. Finally, children participating in medical research might not be capable
of accessing some restricted areas such as the emergency rooms in medical centres, which
might lead to deferred consent methods (Dekking et al., 2019). The US regulatory bodies
highly criticize deferred consent methods.
In summary, the paediatrics assent, dissent, and informed consent should not be the
best practice in the United States because of the many disadvantages it poses when
undertaking such practices in the medical field. Again, the regulatory bodies put a lot of
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restrictions in the case of human life concern, and it should be given a significant matter.
Thus it is not the best practice to undertake in this case.
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References
Dekking, S. A., van der Graaf, R., Zwaan, C. M., & van Delden, J. J. (2019). Voluntary
Informed Consent Is Not Risk Dependent. The American Journal of Bioethics, 19(4),
33-35. DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1572820
Lerner, A., & Fost, N. (2019). Informed consent for youth tackle football: implications of the
AAP policy statement. Pediatrics, 144(5). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/

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Running head: PEDIATRIC ASSENT, DISSENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT Problematic Issues with Pediatric Assent Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 PEDIATRIC ASSENT, DISSENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT 2 Problematic Issues with Pediatric Assent Pediatric assent is the ability and the willingness of a child that is, a person below the age of 18, to be involved in academic research. On the other hand, informed consent is the agreement of volunteering by a person, guardian, or people of close concern to the participant, to participate and undertake a research activity in a topic of interest by the concerned body (Dekking et al., 2019). The permission is supposed to be given by a person with the legal capacity to participate in the proposed research. The participant also is required to understand the nature of the topic proposed by the research body. Children are allowed to participate in medical research through informed consent may pose several issues and probably a significant problem in the medical field because it deals much with human life in concern (Lerner & Fost, 2019). In the United States, minors are willing to participate in medical researches, but they face a lot of challenges and restrictions in the process. First, children's competence is in question and doubt whether they are capable of giving accurate data and results, which can be relied on for public concern and reports. Secondly, it is with significant doubt whether children are able and whether they have the necessary knowledge to interpret the findings they obtain and give the required result is the emotional state of the parents, which might interfere with the child’s ability to provide accurate information. Finally, children participating in medical research might not be capable of accessing some restricted areas such as the emergency rooms in medical centres, which might lead to deferred consent methods (Dekking et al., 2019). The US regulatory bodies highly criticize deferred consent methods. In summary, the paediatrics assent, dissent, and informed consent should not be the best practice in the United States because of the many disadvantages it poses when undertaking such practices in the medical field. Again, the regulatory bodies put a lot of PEDIATRIC ASSENT, DISSENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT restrictions in the case of human life concern, and it should be given a significant matter. Thus it is not the best practice to undertake in this case. 3 PEDIATRIC ASSENT, DISSENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT 4 References Dekking, S. A., van der Graaf, R., Zwaan, C. M., & van Delden, J. J. (2019). Voluntary Informed Consent Is Not Risk Dependent. The American Journal of Bioethics, 19(4), 33-35. DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1572820 Lerner, A., & Fost, N. (2019). Informed consent for youth tackle football: implications of the AAP policy statement. Pediatrics, 144(5). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/ Name: Description: ...
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