Princeton University Library Catalog

Children as research subjects : science, ethics, and law / edited by Michael A. Grodin, Leonard H. Glantz.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
xii, 258 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
  • Is using children as research subjects ever justified? Are there limits to such use? Does the fact that children are medically and psychosocially different from adults have implications for research? What can we learn from the history of the use and abuse of children as research subjects? Do parents have the authority to volunteer their children for research projects? How should children participate in the decision to be involved in research? How should research risks be assessed and balanced?
  • These perplexing questions and others are addressed by a distinguished group of experts in the field of biomedical and behavioral research with children. This book adopts an integrated multi-disciplinary approach which uses science, ethics, and law as guides for exploring these most difficult issues. The tension between acquiring important new knowledge and fulfilling the obligation to protect children from exploitation and harm is a recurring theme.
  • As the first book to be devoted solely to the science, ethics, and law of research with children, it is an indispensable resource to physicians, psychologists, educators, lawyers, ethicists, Institutional Review Board members, child advocates and others involved in performing or reviewing research with children.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Historical Overview: Pediatric Experimentation / Susan E. Lederer and Michael A. Grodin -- 1. Scientific Issues in Biomedical Research with Children / Ralph E. Kauffman -- 2. Scientific Issues in Psychosocial and Educational Research with Children / Gerald P. Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel -- 3. Ethical Issues in Exposing Children to Risks in Research / Dan W. Brock -- 4. The Law of Human Experimentation with Children / Leonard H. Glantz -- 5. Children's Involvement in Research Participation Decisions: Psychological Considerations / Lois A. Weithorn and David G. Scherer -- 6. Assessment of Risk to Children / Esther H. Wender -- 7. Vulnerable Children / Robert E. Cooke -- App. A: Points to Consider in Proposing or Reviewing Research Involving Children -- App. B: The Nuremberg Code -- App. C: World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki IV -- App. D: Federal Regulations Pertaining to the Protection of Human Subjects.
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