Letters

Children's consent to treatment

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6964.1303 (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1303
  1. P Alderson
  1. Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London WC1H 0NS.

    EDITOR, - William G Brooks Jr and colleagues oppose the practice of requesting children's consent to treatment on four grounds.1 They believe that this would “trivialise” the process of obtaining consent, would add a “cumbersome legal manoeuvre,” and is “inappropriate and impractical.” Similar objections used to …

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