Date of Award
Master of Science
Field of Study
Clinical Research Management
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Several practical issues arise during the implementation ofthe informed consent process. For example, there is some ambiguity regarding the capacity of minors with chi ldren, or the parents of minors with children, to give informed consent. The purpose of this practicum project was to provide a practical guide for developing informed consent procedures for this population and briefly describe the ability of minors to give informed consent for themselves or t heir ch ild. A practica l decision tree was developed to assist investigators to comply with key elements ofthe informed consent process for minors, and selected clinical cases were used to describe common issues that arise.
McAdams, J. J.
"Determining the Consenting Capacity of Minors Bearing Children" Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;