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Children may be able to make their own decisions

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:50
  1. Priscilla Alderson,
  2. Jonathan Montgomery
  1. Senior research officer Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London WC1H 0NS
  2. Senior lecturer Faculty of Law, University of Southampton, Southampton SO9 5NH

    EDITOR,—The discussion on volunteering children for bone marrow donation makes many important points about proxy decisions affecting children.1 None of the authors, however, considers the possibility of children making decisions themselves, or even of adults taking account of children's views. Linda Delany refers to the case of …

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