A social work perspective on paediatric and adolescent research vulnerability

Kyle A. McGregor, James A. Hall, David A. Wilkerson, Larry W. Bennett, Mary A. Ott

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Children’s and adolescents’ capacity to provide valid informed consent is one of the key ethical concerns in pediatric research. This review of adolescent vulnerability is presented to highlight the complex interplay between capacity and other forms of vulnerability. This review is offered as an interdisciplinary analysis to better understand why the study of vulnerable populations is critical to the ethical advancement of clinical research. Results from this analysis suggest the need for enhanced screening techniques as well as the utilization of specialized staff to identify and reduce the impact of different forms of vulnerability. These findings also provide insights into ways to ethically involve youth in complex biomedical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Work and Social Sciences Review
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Capacity
  • Consent
  • Ethics
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A social work perspective on paediatric and adolescent research vulnerability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    McGregor, K. A., Hall, J. A., Wilkerson, D. A., Bennett, L. W., & Ott, M. A. (2015). A social work perspective on paediatric and adolescent research vulnerability. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 18(2), 67-78.