Children's consent to treatment

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6957.807a (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:807
  1. W G Brooks,
  2. L Bahar-Posey,
  3. L Weathers,
  4. W Pardue
  1. Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, District VI, Tampa.

    EDITOR, - We wish to respond to the strong position taken by J P H Shield and J D Baum with respect to children's informed consent to treatment.1 A doctor's responsibility to his or her patient is to diagnose and treat the patient skilfully and to disclose adequate information to enable the patient to become informed about any contemplated …

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