TAG ARCHIVES FOR research with children


Though summer may be nearly over, the world of research ethics is still heating up. From the ethical implications of post-market research, to the protection of children in clinical trials, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup is full of stories you won’t want to miss.

Additional protections for children who participate in clinical research: In this powerful opinion piece, pediatric ethicist and PRIM&R faculty member, [...] Read more


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Week of October 11

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by Victoria Pemberton, RNC, MS, CCRC
clinical trials specialist, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

“The PHS Syphilis Study, Guatemala, Willowbrook, radiation experiments…” Despite decades of work to improve the safety of research subjects, these words bring to mind images of fear and the mistreatment of potential research participants, including children.

Excellence in research is essential to our health and quality of life. While many potential participants recognize the need for clinical studies, they continue to shy away from participating. The perceptions surrounding pediatric research can be even more challenging and exist not only among parents, but among healthcare providers as well. Consider these facts:

  • Ninety-five percent of adults support studying [...] Read more

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