Informed Consent In Agreement

Even in situations where the BRI may waive the documentation (signature) requirement (e.g..B. telephone interview, online survey), investigators are expected to provide participants with the necessary key elements of informed consent and a copy of the written consent document. Since children often lack the decision-making capacity or legal competence (competence) to give genuine informed consent to medical decisions, it is often up to parents or legal guardians to grant informed permission to make medical decisions. This “plenipotentiary consent” generally works quite well, but can create ethical dilemmas if the judgments of parents or legal guardians and the physician differ as to what decisions are appropriate “in the best interests of the child.” .