Responding to the challenge of the children's health act: An introduction to children in research

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (2):101-106 (2003)
This overview describes the breadth of topicscovered in this volume devoted to children inresearch. It summarizes how these articles areinterrelated and how they all respond to thechallenge proposed by the Children's Health Actof 2000: to consider what modifications, ifany, are necessary to current regulations ``toensure the adequate and appropriate protectionof children participating in research.''.
Keywords assent  children  ethics  informed consent  medical ethics  proxy consent  research  risk  vulnerability
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