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Children in Research: Should They Be a Part of the Biomedical Research World?

Emily Thomas

Title:
Children in Research: Should They Be a Part of the Biomedical Research World?
Author(s):
Thomas, Emily
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Undergraduate theses
Department:
Psychology (Barnard College)
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, Barnard College.
Abstract:
Our children are our future; if this is so, why should they be excluded from important scientific studies which could be aided by their participation? The role of children in society has spanned the full spectrum, ranging from helpless individuals to “little adults,” but what exactly should their role in research participation be? In the past, they have been taken advantage of, used in research that exposed them to unnecessary risks. Prior to 1966, children were frequently research subjects because they were convenient and cheap in the sense that they were non-valued or viewed as expendable commodities (Ross, 2006). The research of the time unfortunately reflected this devalued vision of children.
Subject(s):
Medical ethics
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Suggested Citation:
Emily Thomas, 2011, Children in Research: Should They Be a Part of the Biomedical Research World?, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10375.

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