Developing child autonomy in pediatric healthcare: towards an ethical model.

  title={Developing child autonomy in pediatric healthcare: towards an ethical model.},
  author={Kyriakos Martakis and Helmut Brand and Peter Schr{\"o}der-B{\"a}ck},
  journal={Archivos argentinos de pediatria},
  volume={116 3},
The changes initiated by the new National Civil and Commercial Code in Argentina underline the pediatric task to empower children's and adolescents' developing autonomy. In this paper, we have framed a model describing autonomy in child healthcare. We carried out a literature review focusing on i) the concept of autonomy referring to the absolute value of the autonomous individual, and ii) the age-driven process of competent decisionmaking development. We summarized our findings developing a… 
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