Children's competence for assent and consent: a review of empirical findings.

@article{Miller2004ChildrensCF,
  title={Children's competence for assent and consent: a review of empirical findings.},
  author={Victoria A Miller and Dennis D. Drotar and Eric D. Kodish},
  journal={Ethics & behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={255-95}
}
This narrative review summarizes the empirical literature on children's competence for consent and assent in research and treatment settings. Studies varied widely regarding methodology, particularly in the areas of participant sampling, situational context studied (e.g., psychological versus medical settings), procedures used (e.g., lab-based vs. real-world approaches), and measurement of competence. This review also identifies several fundamental dilemmas underlying approaches to children's… CONTINUE READING