Date of Award


Degree Type

Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Michael Oglesby


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, Jarrad J., Determining the Consenting Capacity of Minors Bearing Chi ldren: A Practical Model. Master of Science (Clinical Research Management), May, 2013, 43 pp., 4 illustration, bibliography, 21 titles.