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Securing ethical permissions to conduct research with children

Journal title
Nursing children and young people
Publication year
2012
Author(s)
Hadjiconstantinou, M.; Forbat, L.
Pages
22-5
Volume
24
Number
1

The process of obtaining ethical permission for medical research is particularly complex in multicentre studies. This article explores the experience of seeking approval for a mixed-method study of children’s palliative care in the UK. The study recruited participants through the NHS (nurses and consultants) and third sector (hospice staff and families). The stringent checks and balances that are discussed here apply to any medical research, and can reassure all interested parties of consistently high ethical standards.

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