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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.

The Central Role of Informed Consent in Ethical Treatment and Research with Children
The central role of informed consent in ethical treatment and research with children
David F.RichardsArea Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)

Many of the ethical principles that practitioners must consider when engaging adults in treatment and research also apply to children, such as obeying pertinent laws, delivering competent treatment and research, and safeguarding the welfare of clients and research participants (Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 1990). However, there is one critical age-based ethical consideration that distinguishes children from adults: Children are not considered competent to consent to treatment and research. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001, 46.402a), “Children are persons who have not attained the legal age for consent to treatments or procedures ...

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