ERIC Number: EJ275638
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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Developmental Factors and Competence to Make Informed Treatment Decisions.
Weithorn, Lois A.
Child and Youth Services, v5 n1-2 p85-100 Spr-Sum 1982
Research and theory appear to indicate that adolescents may be as capable as adults of rendering competent decisions regarding their own medical treatment. Professionals who provide treatment for minors should attempt to determine how each child can participate in decision making affecting his or her own welfare. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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