Mission How will we make our vision a reality? School Values What beliefs and standards guide our mission? Columbia Elementary School -Working collaboratively with the home and community to achieve academic and social excellence.
She's presently in a study and I need for her to be able to understand what she's getting herself into…. She's at the point where she asks a lot of questions … which is good. Andrell Vaughn, parent, The quote above shows a mother's concise, personal appreciation of the values underlying requirements that children be involved, when appropriate, in discussions and decisions about their participation in research.
When research involves children such as this 9-year-old, investigators and institutional review boards IRBs cannot rely on the conventional concept of informed consentwhich applies to decisions about research participation made by those with the legal and intellectual capacity to make such choices in their own right.
Children usually lack such capacity.
Instead, legal authority to allow a child's participation in research rests with parents or guardians, who must provide their permission. In addition, with respect for children's emerging maturity and independence and consistent with federal regulations, investigators—when appropriate—seek to involve children in discussions about research and obtain their assent to participation.
Although debate continues about the ethical dimensions and boundaries of parental permission and child assentespecially when adolescents are involved, much attention today focuses on more practical questions about how to interpret and implement these concepts and honor their underlying ethical principles in research practice.
For example, at what age should investigators, as a general rule, begin seeking a child's assent? What information and what role in decision making are appropriate for children at different stages of development? How should relationships between children and parents be approached?
This chapter considers two elements in the charge to the committee. The first relates to the written and oral process for obtaining assent and permission for research participation from children and their parents, guardians, or other legally authorized representatives.
The discussion begins with an overview of the ethical principles and legal requirements for obtaining parents' and children's agreement to a child's participation in research, including circumstances in which minors can make decisions on their own behalf.
Next is a review of the literature relevant to parents' and children's understanding of research participation, which also covers the general research literature on the development of children's cognitive and decisional capacities.
The last sections of the chapter offer recommendations. Kodish, bp. Requirements for parental permission serve the ethical obligation of investigators to respect and protect vulnerable individuals.
Provisions for involving children in discussions about research participation and seeking their assentwhen appropriate, attest to respect for children's developing autonomy.
Permission and assent are thus the intertwined foundations of ethical research involving children. Much of the ethical analysis that underlies the principles and processes of informed consent in research derives from or is similar to the analysis of informed consent to receive medical treatment.
Nonetheless, agreement to participation in research differs from agreement to receive clinical care.
As discussed in this chapter, patients—and investigators—may sometimes not clearly understand that research has purposes distinct from clinical care. Such a lack of understanding can compromise the objectives of informed agreement to participation in research.Looking for Resilience: Understanding the longitudinal trajectories of responses to stress Article in Social Science [?] Medicine 68(12) · May with 72 Reads.
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Reading A-Z and Writing A-Z utilize several thousand on-line books and authentic materials. EDUCATION – For K – 12, the education quality varies by school, as I would assume it does in any country. We have both public (free aside from basic school fees varying, in my area, from $$50/year) and private (couldn't tell you the costs because my kids are all in public schools).
Making formal assessments of children’s writing Making a formal assessment of a child’s writing and giving it an overall level to reflect the content and organisation, style, punctuation, spelling and handwriting will nevertheless be, as it is for all teachers, a daunting task.