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assent

Agreement by a minor or other person not competent, such as a child or cognitively impaired person, to give legally valid informed consent to participate in research.

The concept of assent is based on the assumption that while a child has sufficient capacity to understand a procedure and agree with parental decisions, he or she does not have the autonomy to request and consent to a procedure on his or her own.

assent

Medical ethics Agreement by a minor or other person not competent to give legally valid informed consent–eg, a child or cognitively impaired person–to participate in research. Cf Informed consent.
References in classic literature ?
The Englishman, a surveyor from a London office, assented with enthusiasm.
If that would interest you all," Madame Selarne assented, " it commences-so
Yes, I know him," she assented, after a moment's hesitation.
I say be happy, too,' assented the still pensive Mr Boffin.
No, don't say that,' assented Mr Milvey, 'because we are so much obliged to you for giving us the preference.
The other gentleman assented, observing that he was expected at the Hospital, and that several pensioners would be ready to receive him whenever he arrived.
Oh, beyond a doubt,' assented Mrs Jiniwin hastily; 'if we once had that, we should be quite sure.