Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice

@article{Katz2016InformedCI,
  title={Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice},
  author={Aviva L. Katz and Sally A. Webb},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={138}
}
Informed consent should be seen as an essential part of health care practice; parental permission and childhood assent is an active process that engages patients, both adults and children, in their health care. Pediatric practice is unique in that developmental maturation allows, over time, for increasing inclusion of the child’s and adolescent’s opinion in medical decision-making in clinical practice and research. This technical report, which accompanies the policy statement “Informed Consent… 

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