Compensation in Safeguarding Children: Pediatric Medical Countermeasure Research

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Discuss the ethical principles that give rise to an obligation to provide treatment or compensation for research related-injuries that arise from pediatric MCM research.

2. Describe the different arguments for treating or compensating injured adults versus injured pediatric research participants.

3. Describe the different ways that injured pediatric MCM research participants can obtain treatment or compensation and the strengths and limitations of these approaches.


Download module here.

Download the Background module on compensation here.


Listen to "Episode 1: Safeguarding Children", an episode of Ethically Sounda podcast of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Ethically Sound Episodes

The Bioethics Commission has launched a new podcast series entitled Ethically Sound.  

Each podcast is playable direct online from the link(s) below or from SoundCloud, iTunes or the Ethically Sound Playlist on Youtube.  Follow the hashtag #EthicallySound for launch announcements.

Safeguarding Children

Ethics and Ebola

Anticipate and Communicate

Privacy & Progress

Gray Matters

New Directions

Moral Science

Ethically Impossible

Bioethics for Every Generation

Charting a Path Forward

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