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Lainie Friedman Ross

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273287

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199273286.001.0001

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Payment in Pediatric Research

Payment in Pediatric Research

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(p.130) 8 Payment in Pediatric Research
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Children in Medical Research
Author(s):

Lainie Friedman Ross (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273286.003.0009

This chapter examines the ethics of payment in pediatric research that does not offer the prospect of direct benefit (nontherapeutic research). It addresses the ethical objection that payment perverts motivation, and that this can have two adverse consequences: it may distort the voluntariness of the parent’s permission and the child’s assent; and it may lead to an unjust recruitment or selection of subjects. It is argued that it is morally permissible to provide payment for participation in pediatric research. Related issues that need to be resolved to decide what is a fair price for the participation of children in nontherapeutic research are discussed.

Keywords:   pediatric research, medical research, children, payment, medical ethics

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