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NHS urged to rethink children's rights

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.798b (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:798
  1. Alison Boulton

    A radical reappraisal of children's right to participate in decisions about their medical treatment is needed throughout the NHS, says a report published this week.

    The report, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research, acknowledges individual clinicians' excellence in including children in health care decisions. But it is critical of what it perceives as a more general trend away from child consultation towards decision making by parents or health care professionals.

    ”There is a tendency among health care professionals …

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