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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.
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If the previous chapters were concerned with argumentative form, in the fourth chapter, Mosley-Jensen evaluates the substance of both the assenters
' and dissenters' arguments.
To have a valid nomination a candidate has to have a proposer, seconder and eight assenters
, all of whom have to be electors in the ward.