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Children

  • David Carson
  • Jonathan Montgomery
  • Elsa Montgomery
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Abstract

Usually patients decide for themselves whether to accept treatment and what sort of care they want. However, children may not be sufficiently mature to make such decisions, and then it is necessary for someone else to take them. That person will usually be the child’s parent. The first set of problems that have to be resolved, therefore, concern the limits of the parental right to consent to treatment for their children and issues relating to the privacy of children.

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© David Carson & Jonathan Montgomery 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Carson
    • 1
  • Jonathan Montgomery
    • 1
  • Elsa Montgomery
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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