Informed Consent: A Monthly Review

December 2020

This digest aggregates and distills key content adressing informed consent from a broad spectrum of peer-reviewed journals and grey literature, and from various practice domains and organization types including international agencies, INGOs, governments, academic and research institutions, consortiums and collaborations, foundations, and commercial organizations. We acknowledge that this scope yields an indicative and not an exhaustive digest product.

Informed Consent: A Monthly Review is a service of the Center for Informed Consent Integrity, a program of the GE2P2 Global Foundation. The Foundation is solely responsible for its content. Comments and suggestions should be directed to:

Paige Fitzsimmons, MA
Associate Director, Center for Informed Consent Integrity
GE2P2 Global Foundation
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Editor’s Note:
The latest in the GE2P2 Global Foundation Center for Informed Consent webinar series was held on November 18th 2020. Speakers Dr. Aoife Daly and Sheila Varadan spoke about aspects of children’s capacity and exercise of consent from their recent articles which appeared in The International Journal of Children’s Rights :: Special Issue, Article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Families, Guidance and Evolving Capacities. Full information and the call recording can be found at the Center for Informed Consent Integrity website.

Further to children’s capacity to provide consent and assent, we take special note of six articles which appear throughout this edition of the Monthly Review with their respective abstracts:

Children’s autonomy during medical treatment is explored by Díaz-Pérez et al. in Moral structuring of children during the process of obtaining informed consent in clinical and research settings and Fisher et a. in Young women’s autonomy and information needs in the schools-based HPV vaccination programme: a qualitative study.

Proxy consent for children is examined by House et al. in COVID-19 Trial Enrollment for Those Who Cannot Consent: Ethical Challenges Posed by a Pandemic and Strode et al. in Be legally wise: When is parental consent required for adolescents’ access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)?.

The use of comics and cartoons to aid in the consent transaction with children is raised by Ghia et al. in Informing children citizens efficiently to better engage them in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and Qui et al. in Using a cartoon questionnaire to improve consent process in children: a randomized controlled survey.

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