Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 22, No. 4, 2012, pp. 435-444
Bioline Code: pe12082
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2012, pp. 435-444
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Key Ethical Issues in Pediatric Research: Islamic Perspective, Iranian Experience|
Mobasher, Mina; Salari, Pooneh & Larijani, Bagher
Objective: The importance of pediatric research especially in the ethically proven trials resulted in
considerable legislative attempts in association with compiling ethical guidelines. Because of children’s
vulnerability conducting pediatric research raises different ethical issues; the two most important of which
are informed consent and risk-benefit assessment. Differences in religious and socio-cultural context limit
implication of ethical standards.
Methods: At the aim of finding a solution we critically reviewed guidelines, and literatures as well as Islamic
points in addition to comparing different viewpoints in application of ethical standards in pediatric research.
Findings: The literature review showed that pediatric research guidelines and authors' viewpoints have the
same basic ethical core, but there are some variations; depend on cultural, religious, and social differences.
Furthermore, these standards have some limitations in defining informed consent according to child’s age and
capacity upon application
Conclusion: In this regard Islamic approach and definition about growth development and puberty sheds
light and clarifies a clearer and more rational address to the issue.
Children; Pediatric Research; Ethics; Islamic Law
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