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Children and Adolescents: Their Right to Decide About Their Own Health Care

  • Angela R. Holder
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 33)

Abstract

What limitations should be placed on the right of a specific child or adolescent to make decisions about his or her own health care? This is a continuing issue in the everyday practice of pediatrics [14] [17] [28] [30]. My friends who practice amubulatory pediatrics tell me that the number of adolescents who present themselves for treatment is increasing, they are becoming younger, and the situations in which they find themselves are more complicated.

Keywords

Parental Consent Parental Knowledge Criminal Offense Mental Hospital Plan Parenthood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela R. Holder
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  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven

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