Informed consent in pediatric research

Informed consent, which provides the moral foundation for research involving human subjects, requires careful scientific and ethical analysis. Our research on informed consent aims to develop an empirically informed understanding of the consent process for pediatric cancer research that can be used to enhance informed decision making by parents and patients.

This research supported in part by:

The National Cancer Institute

Select publications:

Eder ML, Yamokoski AD, Wittmann PW, Kodish ED. Improving informed consent: suggestions from parents of children with leukemia. Pediatrics 2007;119(4):e849-59.

Joffe S, Fernandez CV, Pentz RD, Ungar DR, Mathew NA, Turner CW, Alessandri AJ, Woodman CL, Singer DA, Kodish E. Involving children with cancer in decision-making about research participation. J Pediatr 2006;149(6):862-8.

Kodish E, Noll R, Ruccione K, Lange B, Angiolillo A, Pentz R, Zyzanski S, Siminoff L, Drotar D. Communication of randomization in childhood leukemia trials. JAMA 2004;291:470-5.

Kodish, ED. Informed consent for pediatric research: Is it really possible? J Pediatr 2003;142:89-90.

Miller V, Drotar D, Burant C, Kodish E. Clinician-parent communication during informed consent for pediatric leukemia trials. J Pediatr Psych 2005;30(3):219-29.

For more information contact:

Dr. Eric Kodish, M.D.

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