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Anesth Analg. 2002 May;94(5):1155-60.

Permission and assent for clinical research in pediatric anesthesia.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Abstract

This article discusses the process and specific nature of informed consent for clinical research in pediatric anesthesia. For informed consent to be meaningful, permission from the child's proxy must be obtained and the child's assent must be tailored in a manner that is sensitive to the abilities of children.

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