Category Archives: Children and adolescents - Part 2

Informed consent in children and adolescents: CAPACITY AND INFORMED CONSENT (part 1)

The general rule is that a patient must have the capacity to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of the contemplated treatment in order to be eligible to give informed consent to medical treatment. With respect to minors, the … Continue reading

Informed consent in children and adolescents: AGE OF MAJORITY VERSUS AGE NECESSARY FOR INFORMED CONSENT

There is a tendency to equate age of majority with the age necessary to give informed consent to Canadian medical treatment that can make physicians hesitant to treat minors, even as adolescents, without first obtaining parental or guardian consent. Physicians … Continue reading

Informed consent in children and adolescents

The health care professional who sees children usually relates more to the parents or guardians than the children, especially in discussions concerning decisions about medical care. During adolescence, the professional interacts more with the teenager and less with the caregivers, … Continue reading

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