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The ethical issues regarding consent to clinical trials with pre-term or sick neonates: a systematic review (framework synthesis) of the analytical (theoretical/philosophical) research


Received: 21 May 2016

Accepted: 19 August 2016

Published: 9 September 2016

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21 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
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Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Aug 2016 Editorially accepted
9 Sep 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13063-016-1562-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Public Policy, Social Science Research Unit, EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK
Clinical Trials Research, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, Nottingham Health Science Partners, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
National Childbirth Trust, London, UK
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK