ERIC Number: EJ675901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Medical Decision-Making and Minors: Issues of Consent and Assent.
Kuther, Tara L.
Adolescence, v38 n150 p343-58 Sum 2003
After a brief discussion of legal perspectives on informed consent, the present review examines the developmental literature on children and adolescents' capacities to make medical decisions that are informed, voluntary, and rational. The purposes and benefits of assent are identified. Remaining questions of how to evaluate capacity and balance parental and minor autonomy are explored. (Contains 50 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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