Ethical Issues in Pediatric Research: Preserving Psychosocial Care in Scientific Inquiry Academic Article uri icon


  • Ethical considerations in pediatric psychosocial research make many demands on the researcher. This article defines basic concepts such as risk, risk/benefit evaluation, and consent/assent as it applies to pediatric research. The implications of these concepts to the researcher are discussed. Guidelines to protect the psychosocial aspects of the pediatric population are included.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rae, W. A., & Fournier, C. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Rae, WA||Fournier, CJ

publication date

  • March 1986