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Rafael needs an informed consent form completed for each of the children in his study. He realizes his research is being conducted with minors. Therefore, the parents of these minors need to approve of their ward's participation in the study.

Rafael seeks your help on drafting the informed consent form for this purpose.

What all elements in the form would you be focusing on, considering that children are involved in this study?

Consider a situation where some of the parents may not want to sign any kind of document. Suggest how should Rafael deal with such a situation and explain to them the intent of this document.

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What elements are needed in a consent form for the parents of minors to approve their children's participation in a study?
Ascent forms are required by law, to be signed by parents or guardians of children who are still minors or under the age of 16.
Rafael needs an informed consent form completed for each of the children in his study. He realizes his research is being conducted with minors. Therefore, the parents of these minors need to approve of their child/ren's participation in the study.

Rafael seeks your help on drafting the ...

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Factual inforamtion about informed consent form for children to participate in research studies is discussed.

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