Children, Healing, Suffering and Voluntary Consent
In: Bendelow, Gillian. et al., eds. Gender, Health and Healing: The Public/Private Divide. London: Routledge, 2001. p. 198-211
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Alderson, Priscilla (1992-09)Children's competence to refuse or consent to medical treatment or surgery tends to be discussed in terms of the child's ability or maturity. This paper argues that the social context also powerfully influences the child's ...