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Pediatric assent is an important ethical construct, yet there is little agreement on what precisely it means, including the ethical justifications for assent. The term is used to indicate everything from acquiescence to an analogue of informed consent itself. The primary goal of this study is to assess the range of ways that pediatric assent is specified in the clinical ethics literature, as well as what different conceptions intimate about its moral value. This systematic review will summarize the normative claims about pediatric assent in recent literature. Analysis will map divergent constructs and various moral and ethical justifications for pediatric assent.
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Pediatrics
Najor A, Liogas N, Wasserman J, Swanberg S, Brummett A, Laventhal et al [Navin M] Pediatric assent in clinical practice: a critical scoping review on the ethical justifications for assent. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2023 May; Rochester Hills, MI.