New Opportunities, New Challenges: Exploring the Ethical Boundaries of Pediatric Research
- Parents of seriously ill children are often desperate for new therapies, even if in early phase trials. Is truly voluntary consent possible in such a situation?
- Social media allows researchers to “eaves drop” on adolescent behavior. Should there be constraints on this type of investigation?
- Is it ever acceptable to conduct research in developing countries that would be considered inappropriate in the United States?
- If hospitals set up biobanks for research, what is needed to ensure public trust?