A comprehensive systematic review of stakeholder attitudes to alternatives to prospective informed consent in paediatric acute care research
Jeremy Furyk, Kris McBain-Rigg, Bronia Renison, Kerrianne Watt, Richard Franklin, Theophilus I Emeto, Robin A Ray, Franz E Babl, Stuart Dalziel
BMC MEDICAL ETHICS | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: A challenge of performing research in the paediatric emergency and acute care setting is obtaining valid prospective informed consent from parents. The ethical issues are complex, and it is important to consider the perspective of participants, health care workers and researchers on research without prospective informed consent while planning this type of research. METHODS: We performed a systematic review according to PRISMA guidelines, of empirical evidence relating to the process, experiences and acceptability of alternatives to prospective informed consent, in the paediatric emergency or acute care setting. Major medical databases and grey sources were searched and results we..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the Townsville Hospital Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA). Dr. Furyk is partly supported by a scholarship from the EMF and PREDICT.