In the Genes or in the Stars? Children's Competence to Consent
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS 1992 September; 18(3): 119-124
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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 ...